Jamil W. Shaaban

Jamil (“Jay”) Shaaban is an associate (pending bar admission) in Berger Kahn’s Irvine office.

Jay graduated from Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2020. In addition to his J.D., Jay also received an M.B.A. from Chapman’s Argyros School of Business and Economics through the school’s joint degree program. Prior to attending Chapman, Jay graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Business Law in 2015.

Jay was an active member of the Chapman community, serving as a student ambassador and as President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Competition team—where Jay competed and received awards for numerous ADR competitions, both domestic and abroad.

Before joining Berger Kahn, Jay worked as a legal intern at Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown LLP, and as a legal clerk for MJ Legal and Higbee & Associates. In addition to his background in law, Jay also has extensive experience in real estate.

In his free time, Jay is an avid outdoorsman, loves sports, and has raced motocross for the majority of his life.

Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D.), 2020
•Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Competition Team, President

Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics (M.B.A.), 2019

California State University, Northridge (B.S., Business Law), 2015
•Pre-law Association

Recent Media Coverage
Jay Shaaban Competes in the International Online Mediation Competition
ADR/ODR International – July 30, 2020

Jay Shaaban Wins Gold at Dubai Negotiation Competition
Berger Kahn – November 12, 2019

Berger Kahn is Happy to Welcome Jamil (“Jay”) Shaaban
Berger Kahn – October 22, 2019

Community Involvement

Berger Kahn Volunteers at the National Representation in Media ADR Competition
On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Shareholder David Ezra, Partner Erin Ezra, and Law Clerk Jay Shaaban volunteered as judges for the National Representation in Media mediation competition place at Chapman Law School. The competition introduces law students to the challenges of client representation in a unique environment. Success in the Alternative Dispute Resolution activity requires the proper balance of client advocacy and problem-solving skills in order to achieve an effective settlement. In the competition, Erin, Dave, and Jay observed and scored the performances of student participants and provided constructive feedback for the mediations they observed.

Jay Shaaban Participates in Tulane Law School’s Professional Football Negotiation Competition
On January 24 and 25, 2020, Law Clerk Jay Shaaban participated in Tulane Law School’s annual Professional Football Negotiation Competition in New Orleans. In this simulated negotiation, 48 teams from across the country negotiated the contracts for 6 NFL players. The competition aims to provide participants with the opportunity to improve their negotiation skills and understanding of NFL contracts, requiring a strong understanding of the mechanics of NFL collective bargaining agreements and NFL contracts. In preparation for the competition, Jay’s team analyzed their received set of confidential objectives and strategized the best possible arguments to meet them, weeks before the competition at Tulane. Jay and his team were able to get invaluable real-life experience by working with experts in the industry — NFL agents and team representatives.