50 episodes

Welcome to Hashing Out the Law. On each episode a different guest and our host, Arash Hashemi, will discuss the law, its evolution, adaptation and application throughout time. As well as how the law plays a part in our everyday lives.

*Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

Hashing Out the Law Arash Hashemi

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to Hashing Out the Law. On each episode a different guest and our host, Arash Hashemi, will discuss the law, its evolution, adaptation and application throughout time. As well as how the law plays a part in our everyday lives.

*Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    Serving the Public

    Serving the Public

    Welcome to Season 3 of Hashing Out the Law, with Arash Hashemi. On this episode our guest is a colleague and a fiend William Hovsepyan. He is a champion of the people and is here to speak about the justice system and what it's like to serve the public.

    William Hovsepyan graduated from UCSB with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy.  He received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. After passing the bar, he worked as a staff attorney for the California Parole Advocacy Program (CalPAP) representing parolees during parole violations. After working at CalPAP for a year, William joined the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.  He worked there for 11 years and 4 months after which he joined the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office. He has been with APD for the past 4 years and 2 months. William has over 15 and a half years of experience representing clients facing misdemeanor, juvenile and felony charges, including special circumstance murder.

    *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    • 38 min
    Biden & Immigration

    Biden & Immigration

    Welcome to Season 3 of Hashing Out the Law, with Arash Hashemi.  On this episode our guest is immigration attorney Layla Khamoushian.

    With a new administration in the White House the immigration law field is undergoing rapid change. Layla will go over these expected changes and discusses how they will affect the immigration process (Season 3, Episode 7, Recorded February 15, 2021).  

    Contact Layla: 


    Email: LaylaK@klglawyers.com 
    Instagram: @laylaesq  



    *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    • 44 min
    Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

    Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

    Welcome to Season 3 of Hashing Out the Law, with Arash Hashemi.

    On this episode our guest is patent attorney Puya Partow. He explains the process of obtaining a patent, what a trademark is, and what constitutes a copyright. Puya's work includes assisting clients with patent re-examination and reissue, litigation support, infringement analysis, patent validity analysis, freedom to operate analysis, and trademark prosecution and oppositions. - (Recorded 2/19/2021)

    Contact Puya: 


    Email: ppartownavid@seyfarth.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PuyaPatent
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/puyapartow/

    *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    • 37 min
    Public Defender

    Public Defender

    Welcome to Season 3 of Hashing Out the Law. I am your host Arash Hashemi.

    Throughout my career I have been asked a lot of questions and heard a lot of comments about public defenders. It amazes me how little people know or think they know about public defenders. So, I decided to invite my friend and colleague Jacqueline Davalos, who is a real life public defender, to come on the podcast and set the record straight.  

    Jacqueline Davalos is an experienced trial attorney with over 8 years of jury trial and litigation experience handling thousands of cases with favorable results. Ms. Davalos has worked as a deputy public defender for several years, working with our society’s most vulnerable population. She zealously and confidently negotiates with prosecutors and judges to secure the best outcome for her clients.

    Having worked as an immigration attorney also provides Ms. Davalos specialized knowledge to strategically navigate the criminal justice system to mitigate immigration consequences stemming from criminal charges.

      Ms. Davalos has extensive jury trial experience obtaining acquittals in several California counties. She has handled cases involving gang shootings, robbery, drug sales, sexual assaults, attempted murder, assaults with a deadly weapon, hit and runs, bank robberies, carjacking, evading, DUIs, elder abuse, animal neglect, welfare fraud, domestic violence, firearm and drug possession, street racing, battery, burglary, auto theft and more. She has successfully obtained dismissals in felony and misdemeanor cases for lack of evidence, lack of a speedy trial and by providing additional, exonerating evidence to the prosecutor. In addition, she has been successful in suppressing evidence that was illegally seized by law enforcement resulting in forced dismissals of cases.



    *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    • 29 min
    Crime Survivors

    Crime Survivors

    Welcome to Season 3 of Hashing Out the Law. I am your host Arash Hashemi.

    On this episode my guest is Patricia Wenskunas, the Founder/CEO of Crime Survivors, Inc. Patricia has gained national recognition for her tireless advocacy on behalf of the victims of violent crime.

    Crime Survivors is dedicated to the proposition that with community support, respectful advocacy and hopeful healing, one can survive a violent crime, and thrive in their personal lives. Ms. Wenskunas stresses the important distinction between being a victim and a survivor, and it is this mindset that forms the basis for the organization’s universally-praised work. (Recorded 01/20/2021)

    You can learn more about Crime Survivors by visiting:


    https://crimesurvivors.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/CrimeSurvivors/
    https://twitter.com/crimesurvivors
    https://www.instagram.com/crimesurvivors/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciawenskunas



    *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    • 24 min
    Tom Mesereau

    Tom Mesereau

    Welcome to Season 3 of Hashing Out the Law. I am your host Arash Hashemi.

    On this episode my guest is criminal defense attorney Thomas Mesereau. He is best known for successfully defending Michael Jackson. Throughout his career, Tom has devoted a lot of his time providing pro bono legal services to the community and is the founder of the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic. During this episode he and I talk about various topics. Including his transition into criminal law, the pros and cons of having media in the courtroom, his pro bono work in the Deep South, the new Los Angeles District attorney George Gascon, Danny Masterson, Robert Blake, and how life was like for Tom during the Michael Jackson trial. (Recorded 01/16/2021)



    - Mesereau Free Legal Clinic: https://www.mesereaufreelegalclinic.com

    - Mesereau Law Group: http://mesereaulaw.com



    *Disclaimer - The materials on this Podcast are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should not act or rely on any information from this Podcast without seeking advice from an attorney licensed to practice law in your jurisdiction. Neither the Podcast nor use of information from the Podcast creates an attorney-client relationship.

    • 51 min

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