Itak Moradi’s practice focuses on litigating high-stakes fraud. She works on complex qui tam cases on behalf of insurance carriers, welfare benefit plans, and other payors, including a large qui tam based on a massive healthcare fraud conspiracy involving payment of kickbacks for 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.
Itak works pro bono with the San Francisco chapter of the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, and in 2018 successfully initiated 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.
- “Pearson, Tensfeldt, and the Limits to Denying Workers’ Compensation Benefits to a Claimant Convicted of Fraud,” Anti-Fraud Alliance, November 2017
- Anti-Fraud Alliance, Member
- Bar Association of San Francisco
- Iranian American Bar Association Northern California Chapter
- National Lawyers Guild
Bar and Court Admissions
- State of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California
- U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
- 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
Honors and Awards
- Selected to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in Northern California (2020-2022)
- 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.