Complex Civil Litigation
White Collar Criminal Law
Securities Enforcement Proceedings
Securities Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Internal Investigations
Banking Litigation
Unfair Competition and False Advertising

Litigation Regarding Duties of Directors,
Officers, & Controlling Shareholders

Legal Malpractice
Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Our lawyers have extensive experience and success in complex civil litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Although our practice centers on state and federal courts in California, we have significant experience litigating in other jurisdictions, including Delaware Chancery Court. In some of our more notable representations, we have:

  • Represented a registered investment company in a securities fraud action against the underwriters of a half billion dollar high yield bond offering;
  • Defended national hotel and department store chains sued as tobacco retailers in a high profile tobacco personal injury/products liability lawsuit;
  • Defended the creator of a nutritional supplement in a nationwide consumer class action;
  • Defended a major regional medical group against claims of unfair competition;
  • Defended a commercial bank on claims arising from an international Ponzi scheme;
  • Represented one of the largest privately held manufacturers in an action against its distributor for breach of a major Japanese distribution contract;
  • Represented a principal shareholder in trial in Delaware Chancery Court regarding ownership and control of a major fixed income securities dealers;
  • Defended a Wall Street firm in a billion dollar lawsuit arising from its transactions with a county treasurer; and
  • Represented the sublicense of rights to the world's largest Chinese music library in litigation against the licensee.