Business Litigation

We have successfully litigated business disputes of all types in federal and state courts, and in arbitration.

Breach of Contract & Business Disputescontract

We counsel our clients on the everyday challenges facing businesses so that they avoid litigation. When litigation is inevitable, however, we vigorously prosecute and defend claims in all forums of dispute resolution including state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation.

Typical business litigation matters include:

We have successfully litigated business disputes of all types in federal and state courts, and in arbitration.

Trade Secret Litigation

When most people think of a “trade secret” they envision the formula to Coca Cola or the design schematic from a bio-medical research lab. While the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) certainly protects such information, the UTSA also affords protection to much more common pieces of information. If a company takes reasonable measures to protect its information, and if the information is valuable because it is kept secret, common, every-day pieces of data can also be afforded trade secret protection. For example, customer lists, business plans, spreadsheets, corporate minutes and agendas, and bid specifications can, depending on the circumstances, be considered trade secrets.

We are experienced trade secret lawyers. If you are an employer whose former employee has taken a trade secret and is using it in a competing business, we can prevent this unauthorized use by seeking a preliminary injunction. This alone may accomplish your objective.

If you are an employee who was wrongfully accused of trade secret misappropriation, our attorneys are also experienced in defending these cases and in finding shortcomings in the plaintiff’s trade secret protection policies. This can be an effective approach for dismissing a lawsuit or negotiating a favorable settlement so your business may proceed. In any lawsuit, your business interest will always be at the forefront, determining the litigation posture that will best achieve your business goals.

Collection Actions

We have extensive experience representing individuals and companies in enforcement of judgments, collection of debts, and recovery on contractual breaches and defaults.

Securities Arbitration

Investment advisors have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of clients. Sometimes, however, investment advisors breach this fiduciary duty and violate legal and ethical responsibilities to their clients. We represent investors in all forums of dispute resolution (including FINRA arbitration, mediation, and state and Federal courts) with regard to claims involving failure to diversify, suitability, failure to follow instructions, and misrepresentation/omission of material facts. We also represent investors who were duped into purchasing certain risky “high yield bonds” as “cash alternatives.”

Insurance Bad Faith

We advise and represent policyholders in insurance coverage disputes in a wide range of areas, including products liability, property damage and loss, construction defect, errors and omission, directors and officers liability, technology, employment, entertainment, life insurance products, disability, health, and business interruption insurance.

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