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Bar Admissions

  • Arizona State & Appellate Courts

  • Arizona Federal & Bankruptcy Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit

Ed Moomjian


Ed Moomjian represents and advises companies of all sizes regarding employment law, business law, and litigation matters. He has handled employment claims before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies, regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and virtually every other kind of employment related claim. Ed has substantial experience regarding complex business issues, as well as commercial and complex litigation matters (including class actions). He advises and represents clients regarding the myriad of issues faced in today's modern business world. When clients find themselves involved in litigation, or needing to bring a lawsuit, Ed brings brings his extensive litigation experience into play, balancing a creative and hard-hitting approach with the client's financial and other business goals.

Major Practice Areas

  • Employment Law

  • Business Law

  • Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law (Tucson region) 2019

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Employment Law 2018-2019

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation - Labor & Employment Law 2019

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2018

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated (highest rating) through the Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ Process

  • Moomjian Law Firm recognized as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers in America© 2019


  • University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 1995)

  • University of Arizona Law Review, Executive Notes Editor (1994-1995)

  • Arizona State University (B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 1992)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Admitted to Arizona State and Federal Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Thomas C. Kleinschmidt, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I (1995–1996)

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Labor & Employment Section

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)–National & Greater Tucson Chapter

  • Medical Group Management Association, Arizona Chapter

  • Member, Southern Arizona Leadership Council

  • Risk Management Association of Southern Arizona, Board Member (2015-2018)

  • Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc., Board Member (2010-2013)

Publications & Presentations

  • “Arizona Paid Sick Time: Top 10 Things to Know,” Tucson Association of Executives Presentation (May 2017)

  • Introduction to Transactional Law Practice – Employment Law, University of Arizona Law School (April 2014, April 2015, and April 2016)

  • “Employment Law Landmines: Top 10 Employer Errors,” Crest Insurance Presentation (Oct. 2014), RBC Wealth Management Presentation (July 2014)

  • Raising the Stakes: Corporate Liability For Employees’ Private Acts, USLAW Employment Law Section Update, 2008, Co-Author

  • Newberg on Class Actions (4th ed. 2002), Contributing Author

Representative Matters

  • Regularly advising and defending companies large and small regarding employment law issues and claims (discrimination, harassment and retaliation; wage and hour compliance; disability accommodation; FMLA requirements; NLRA compliance; employer confidential information/trade secrets; restrictive covenants; drug and alcohol testing; layoffs/WARN Act requirements; etc.) before state courts, federal courts, arbitral forums and administrative agencies (EEOC, ACRD, NLRB, Dept. of Labor, Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board, etc.).

  • Obtained defense ruling for technology company in lengthy arbitration proceeding initiated by former CEO seeking to enforce claimed exercise right to millions of dollars of stock options.

  • Conducted lengthy internal investigation and analysis on behalf of publically-traded employer regarding potential claims resulting from death of disabled employee.

  • Conducted internal investigation for large regional employer regarding allegations of workplace threats by member of management.

  • Defended publicly traded company and its board of directors in multiple shareholder class action lawsuits objecting to proposed corporate merger, asserting directors’ breach of fiduciary duties, etc.

  • Defended publically traded company (and subsidiaries) against two separate attempts to fraudulently initiate bankruptcies on their behalves.

  • Co-lead counsel in certified class action under Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. § 227); obtained $60M summary judgment award for class, ultimately resulting in favorable settlement for class.

  • Co-lead counsel in certified declaratory judgment class action in Delaware Bankruptcy Court seeking invalidation of confirmed Chapter 11 reorganization plan and discharge injunction of major national corporation based on failure to give constitutionally required notice to class of creditors.

  • Defended governmental entity in environmental class action, and obtained de minimus cost of defense settlement.

  • Defended law firm in malpractice claims pursued by FDIC relating to firm’s handling of post-foreclosure deficiency action.

  • Obtained dismissal of multiple related lawsuits alleging numerous statutory, fraud and related claims arising out of alleged wrongful corporate takeover, resulting in almost half-million dollar award of attorneys’ fees and sanctions against plaintiffs.

  • Tried state court case against importer and obtained fraud judgment with punitive damages against it, and then successfully pursued importer through bankruptcy proceeding obtaining non-dischargeability judgment against it.

Published & Notable Decisions