Zien Halwani

Associate

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Biography

Zien Halwani is an Associate at Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP. A tenacious and client-oriented litigator, Zien gained a formidable skill set while litigating an assortment of civil cases in state, federal and arbitral forums. Zien represents businesses and individuals (plaintiffs and defendants) at all stages of litigation. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Zien earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law on a full-tuition merit scholarship. During law school he served as a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Law Review. He also interned for a judge in the Southern District of New York’s United States Bankruptcy Court and the New York City Law Department.

Zien graduated from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with departmental honors (philosophy) and served as Editor-in-Chief of its daily newspaper, the Daily 49er. Under his leadership, it was awarded best college newspaper by the Los Angeles Press Club. He also served on CSULB’s Academic Senate and as a member of its student government.

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Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • Member, St. John's University School of Law’s Moot Court Honor Society
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
  • Cal State University, Long Beach, B.A., Philosophy & Economics, honors in major (Philosophy)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Publications

  • The “Prudent Person” Standard in ESOP Breach of Duty of Care Claims, 8 ST. JOHN’S BANKR. RESEARCH LIBR. NO. 7 (2016)

Languages

Arabic