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Harleen Kaur


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Harleen Kaur is a member of Goldberg Kohn's Litigation Group and Counsel with the firm. She represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including false claims actions, employment law, and banking and finance matters. She is also experienced in representing clients in real estate, intellectual property and toxic tort disputes. Harleen engages in all aspects of dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations, and trials in federal and state court. 

Professional Background

Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn in May 2017, Harleen practiced in the Los Angeles offices of Nossman LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she represented private and public entities in complex commercial and water rights litigation. Previously she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez and as a judicial extern to the Hon. Kim M. Wardlaw, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

While attending Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Harleen served as the Chief Articles Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif.


  • During the COVID pandemic, represented a Fortune 25 national bank in a FINRA arbitration matter involving allegations of wrongful termination, among other claims. After 15 days of trial, defeated the wrongful termination claim through various witness examinations.  
  • Defended tenant manufacturer in breach of commercial lease action involving claims for millions in damages. Initially, through artful examination of lease terms, disposed of several claims diminishing potential liability. Then, after a five-day trial, obtained attorneys’ fees and costs for client—encompassing all trial fees and costs and sizable portion of litigation fees and costs. 



  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2008

    cum laude

    – Order of the Coif

  • Arizona State University, B.S., 2004

    – Marketing, summa cum laude


  • California
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • California Lawyers Association 
  • DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors Member 
  • Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts, Board of Directors Member