Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department
The Firm boasts an aggressive team of litigators drawn primarily from the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country. The Firm’s diverse team offers the same caliber of litigation service to clients without the substantial overhead that often shackles large law firms to prohibitive billing rates and structures. Among other matters, the litigation team has handled and obtained favorable settlements or unqualified victories in seven and eight figure lawsuits against nationally prominent law firms.
The Firm represents clients in matters pending in state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts across the country, as well as in domestic and international arbitration and administrative law proceedings. We handle all types of litigation matters including:
The Firm has substantial experience handling copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters, both in litigation and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Complex Commercial Litigation
The Firm handles a wide range of complex commercial disputes, ranging from corporate governance, director duty and shareholder rights, and related fiduciary duty disputes; class actions; accounting and financial services disputes; debtorcreditor litigation; breach of contract matters and defamation and business tort litigation.
The Firm routinely handles film, television, music, and new media matters; as well as disputes involving talent, sports and social media figures.
Real Estate Litigation
Working with its real estate department, the Firm’s litigation group handles commercial and residential real estate disputes, real estate investment litigation, construction law disputes, contractor litigation, and mortgage lending matters.
Labor and Employment Litigation
The Firm handles a wide variety of employment disputes, including defending wage and hour class action, discrimination and harassment lawsuits, hearings before administrative agencies such as the California Labor Commission and National Labor Relations Board, and traditional labor negotiations.
The Firm regularly represents creditors in bankruptcy and related adversary proceedings.
The Firm has substantial experience arguing before the California Court of Appeal and Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals.
Representative clients include Fortune 100 companies; motion picture studios; production companies; athletes; musicians; hedge funds, banks, REITs and private equity firms; individual entrepreneurs; investment companies; real estate firms; newspapers; law firms; talent agencies; restaurants and beverage companies; accounting and finance professionals; apparel manufacturers, distributors, and retailers; convention and event businesses; health care professionals; and other corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and individuals in virtually every major industry.
The Firm has achieved unparalled success at all levels of litigation. We have obtained dismissals with prejudice on motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and Anti-SLAPP motions, and have obtained substantial fee awards in connection with many of those victories. We have obtained walkaway settlements or complete victories on behalf of defense clients, and eight-figure settlements and judgments on behalf of our plaintiff clients.
Our success is built on an aggressive yet cost-efficient approach to litigation that recognizes that you are our most important client. For this reason, we handle every matter with the same care, attention, and professionalism that every case and client deserve. We will always work with you to determine if early settlement or resolution is in your best interests, both in terms of achieving the desired outcome in your dispute and managing costs. Where settlement is the best option, we aggressively negotiate the best possible settlement terms. Where litigating is the best option, we pursue an aggressive but educated approach that identifies the best substantive arguments and smartest procedural path to victory. Our experience and creativity allow us to shape cases early in the dispute and position them for the best possible result. We actively assist clients in selecting and implementing strategies, whether through the trial courts or through other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Our success depends on maintaining long-term relationships with our clients, and we can achieve that only by meeting our clients’ expectations.
We never lose sight of the fact that our job is to help our clients meet their goals, whether through litigation or otherwise. Should you need us, the Firm’s litigators are available to their clients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and we always respond to your communications promptly.
To discuss your litigation needs, please contact Christopher Frost at 310.855.3200.