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Homayune A.
Ghaussi

  • Partner

Companies are in the business of doing business – innovating, creating, selling and always moving forward. I work with clients to ensure they are protected contractually so that the likelihood of positive outcomes and lower risk can predictably support their growth. As your business grows, disputes are inevitable. If you find yourself in a commercial dispute, I’m your guy. But if you spend a little time with me at the outset, we can work together to avoid or minimize that more costly and stressful litigation journey later.

Homayune Ghaussi focuses dually, and somewhat uniquely, on both supply chain litigation and commercial contract negotiation. He regularly represents clients in complex litigation and commercial disputes, including through jury trials and arbitration hearings. Homayune also regularly steps in earlier, serving as transactional and contracts counsel for automotive, manufacturing and raw material suppliers based throughout the United States and Europe. His litigation experience gives him valuable insight into how those contracts are likely to be interpreted if a problem arises.

  • Has served as lead trial counsel on jury trials and arbitration hearings.
  • Oversaw contract negotiations and drafting for nine-figure expansion projects for raw materials supplier.
  • Defended international auto supplier in breach of warranty matter, obtaining a favorable settlement prior to extensive litigation.
  • Defended major regional bank in several suits filed to challenge prior foreclosures, obtaining summary dismissal or very favorable settlements in each case.
  • Defended technology design company against claims of trade secret misappropriation pertaining to automotive universal garage door opener technology.
  • Obtained summary disposition for an employer in a race discrimination claim based on a limitations clause
  • Has served as lead trial counsel on jury trials and arbitration hearings.
  • Oversaw contract negotiations and drafting for nine-figure expansion projects for raw materials supplier.
  • Defended international auto supplier in breach of warranty matter, obtaining a favorable settlement prior to extensive litigation.
  • Defended major regional bank in several suits filed to challenge prior foreclosures, obtaining summary dismissal or very favorable settlements in each case.
  • Defended technology design company against claims of trade secret misappropriation pertaining to automotive universal garage door opener technology.
  • Obtained summary disposition for an employer in a race discrimination claim based on a limitations clause in an employment contract; affirmed on appeal by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained reversal of summary disposition by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a securities contract matter.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in an employment discrimination case, obtaining dismissal of the complaint by summary judgment. Tafelski v. Novartis Pharms., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22847.
  • Represented an insurance settlements company in dispute over an individual’s sale of life insurance policies, obtaining dismissal of the complaint through an initial dismissal motion. Harahan v. FairMarket Life Settlements Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82248.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in a products liability matter, obtaining dismissal of the complaint through an initial dismissal motion. Griffus v. Novartis Pharms. Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63420.
  • Represented a local disposal facility in an environmental license challenge, resulting in denial of challenger’s injunction motion and award of payment from surety bond. Sunoco Partners Mktg. & Terminals L.P. v. United States EPA, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2817.
  • Represented an international precision instruments manufacturer in arbitration of a software development matter, obtaining a favorable settlement through facilitation.
  • Represented a large chemical company in a commercial utilities case, obtaining dismissal of the complaint by summary judgment.
  • Represented a national automotive promotions company in a personal injury action, efficiently obtaining a very favorable settlement through facilitation.
  • COVID-19 One Year Later: Supply Chain Disruptions,” Warner Webinar, April 22, 2021
  • “Tariff Update and Customer-OEM Reactions,” OESA 2019 Automotive Suppliers Legal Hot Topics, June 13, 2019, Troy, Michigan
  • “Managing Tariffs in the Supply Chain – How Suppliers can use their Contractual Arrangements to Negotiate Tariff Payments Responsibility,” OESA Legal Issues Council Meeting, October 9, 2018, Southfield, Michigan
  • COVID-19 One Year Later: Supply Chain Disruptions,” Warner Webinar, April 22, 2021
  • “Tariff Update and Customer-OEM Reactions,” OESA 2019 Automotive Suppliers Legal Hot Topics, June 13, 2019, Troy, Michigan
  • “Managing Tariffs in the Supply Chain – How Suppliers can use their Contractual Arrangements to Negotiate Tariff Payments Responsibility,” OESA Legal Issues Council Meeting, October 9, 2018, Southfield, Michigan
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Homayune A.
Ghaussi

  • Partner
Detroit

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Companies are in the business of doing business – innovating, creating, selling and always moving forward. I work with clients to ensure they are protected contractually so that the likelihood of positive outcomes and lower risk can predictably support their growth. As your business grows, disputes are inevitable. If you find yourself in a commercial dispute, I’m your guy. But if you spend a little time with me at the outset, we can work together to avoid or minimize that more costly and stressful litigation journey later.

Homayune Ghaussi focuses dually, and somewhat uniquely, on both supply chain litigation and commercial contract negotiation. He regularly represents clients in complex litigation and commercial disputes, including through jury trials and arbitration hearings. Homayune also regularly steps in earlier, serving as transactional and contracts counsel for automotive, manufacturing and raw material suppliers based throughout the United States and Europe. His litigation experience gives him valuable insight into how those contracts are likely to be interpreted if a problem arises.

  • COVID-19 One Year Later: Supply Chain Disruptions,” Warner Webinar, April 22, 2021
  • “Tariff Update and Customer-OEM Reactions,” OESA 2019 Automotive Suppliers Legal Hot Topics, June 13, 2019, Troy, Michigan
  • “Managing Tariffs in the Supply Chain – How Suppliers can use their Contractual Arrangements to Negotiate Tariff Payments Responsibility,” OESA Legal Issues Council Meeting, October 9, 2018, Southfield, Michigan
  • COVID-19 One Year Later: Supply Chain Disruptions,” Warner Webinar, April 22, 2021
  • “Tariff Update and Customer-OEM Reactions,” OESA 2019 Automotive Suppliers Legal Hot Topics, June 13, 2019, Troy, Michigan
  • “Managing Tariffs in the Supply Chain – How Suppliers can use their Contractual Arrangements to Negotiate Tariff Payments Responsibility,” OESA Legal Issues Council Meeting, October 9, 2018, Southfield, Michigan