Itak Moradi litigates large qui tam cases on behalf of insurance carriers, welfare benefit plans and other payors. She has worked on a variety of fraud matters, including a complex qui tam based on a massive healthcare fraud scheme and conspiracy involving the use of and billing for implantable, counterfeit hardware used in spinal surgeries. Itak understands the sensitivities required for working closely with whistleblowers to mount a case and obtain winning results, while simultaneously safeguarding against retaliation.
In 2018, Itak worked with the San Francisco chapter of the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals to successfully initiate a HUD investigation into unlivable conditions and retaliatory management practices at an affordable living community. The investigation resulted in the overturning of more than 100 retaliatory evictions. Prior to joining Knox Ricksen LLP, Itak gained valuable experience while working at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger.
In law school, Itak did extensive work with the Community Economic Development Clinic at UC Hastings, helping to draft inventive affordable housing legislation for the City of San Francisco.
- Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II), L.L.M. in European Union Law, 2015
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2015
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Gender Studies, English Literature, 2012
- State of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
- “Pearson, Tensfeldt, and the Limits to Denying Workers’ Compensation Benefits to a Claimant Convicted of Fraud,” Anti-Fraud Alliance, November 2017
- Itak provides free legal services to low-wage workers in the San Francisco Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhoods as a volunteer and a board member of the San Francisco chapter of the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals.