2018, 27 February
Vahan graduated from UC Berkley, Magna Cum Laude, with High Departmental Honors (top 4%), and his Senior Honor Thesis received Highest Honors and was published by the University.
He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from University of Southern California, where he served as the Editor of the Executive Board of Hale Moot Court Honors Program, and represented USC Law School as a member of Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.
Vahan successfully completed the CORe Program at Harvard Business School, HBX, and earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Cambridge University, Judge Business School in United Kingdom, where he currently guest lectures, serves as an Ambassador and mentor.
During his studies, Vahan received numerous awards such as Distinguished Man of the Year Award; Letter's and Science Dean's Honor's List; National Dean's List Award; Kiwanis Club Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence; Associated Student Body Leadership and Academic Award; AGS Honor Society Academic and Service Awards; Robert J. Taylor Scholar's Award.
During President Bill Clinton's administration, Vahan clerked at the White House think-tank, Economic Strategy Institute, where he researched, analyzed and wrote reports on various issues of US trade relations.
Vahan returned to Washington, DC to clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, at the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he worked on prosecuting major criminal cases in US Federal Courts, including major international money laundering and drug trafficking cases. He also assisted the FBI and DEA agents in on-going investigations and case-preparation for prosecution. In 1998, Vahan founded his own law firm in Los Angeles, specializing in business law. For the past 20 years, Yepremyan Law Firm has been a trusted legal and strategic business adviser to a wide range of clients, from over 15 countries, from small start-ups and charitable organizations to multi-billion dollar projects. The mission at Yepremyan Law Firm is to support and empower the conscious entrepreneurs and game-changers in their entrepreneurial journey.
Vahan has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as Top American Lawyers recognition (top 1%), Lifetime Membership in Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America (top 1%), AVVO’s Client Choice Award, Top Lawyers in California Award, Trusted Adviser Award, Innovation Leadership Award. Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographic Institute awarded Vahan the prestigious American Medal of Honor, and the Business Advisory Council awarded him with the National Leadership Award which was featured in Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Vahan was asked by President Bush and served on his Presidential Business Committee, as one of the California representatives. He promoted pro-business agenda, and represented California’s business interests, advising on issues California businesses face and proposed various solutions.
Vahan was also appointed as the Honorary Co-Chairman of the Presidential Business Advisory Council, and received a National Leadership Award by the Chairman of the National Congressional Committee for assistance and leadership in promoting pro-business agenda including tax reform and fiscal responsibility.
Vahan is actively involved in a number of charitable organizations and has traveled around the world providing humanitarian assistance. His recent trips include Nicaragua and Guatemala, where he financed and built homes for the families in need. He has also been to Cambodia, exposing and assisting in efforts against child labor and child sex trafficking, and has travelled to number of orphanages around the world providing food and supplies.