Uri Niv is a litigation counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Los Angeles office, with extensive trial, arbitration, and mediation experience. Uri has represented diverse clients in all stages of litigation, recently assisting his client in receiving a multimillion dollar settlement prior to litigation even commencing. Uri’s experience is wide and includes disputes in the areas of labor and employment, breach of contractual and fiduciary duties, torts and civil rights, and entertainment.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Uri was an associate at one of Los Angeles’ trial and litigation boutiques. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he won UCLA Law’s prestigious Moot Court Competition and was president of the Moot Court Honors Board. Uri also completed a judicial externship in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and was a summer associate at an international law firm. Uri earned his B.A. in film writing, summa cum laude, from UCLA’s School of Film and Television.

Before attending UCLA, Uri served as a tank commander and company first sergeant in active combat deployment with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).

Recent Representative Matters

  • Represented a national restaurant chain in a labor and employment dispute. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the client on the eve of trial.
  • Represented a party in a contractual dispute in the entertainment industry. The case resulted in an early favorable settlement for the client.
  • Represented a governmental agency which faced millions of dollars in liability following the malfeasance of its previous counsel. Following motion practice, the court reversed its previous ruling and allowed the agency to present its case in court. 
  • Achieved a multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of a client in pre-litigation mediation.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. (2010) summa cum laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. (2015)


Admitted to practice: California, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter, Young Lawyers Division

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Firm News / Announcement
"Pot Got Your Tongue? Company Alleges Former COO Disclosed Trade Secrets to Competitors," Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Trends (September 1, 2020). Authors: Raija Horstman, Helen Osun and Uri Niv.
"California Litigants, Pay Attention, the Rules of Discovery Have Changed," Litigation Alert (February 5, 2020). Contacts: Uri Niv, Nathanial J. Wood
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