Helping You Navigate
Complex Civil Litigation
We work closely with our clients to help them formulate and achieve their goals in a timely, cost-effective manner. Understanding a client’s priorities and an opponent’s weaknesses is essential to any successful resolution. While our lawyers have the skills to win at trial, we also have the judgment to know when a negotiated settlement is the wiser path.
We handle a wide variety of commercial disputes, often involving claims of common law fraud, securities fraud and False Claims Act violations. We are equally well-versed in partnership disputes, breach of contract cases and other more generalized business disputes. We also specialize in “parallel proceedings” – situations where a client faces multiple civil, criminal and regulatory matters arising from the same circumstance.
Savvy and Strategic
White Collar Criminal Defense
In parallel criminal, regulatory, and civil matters, our lawyers understand the interplay between the various proceedings. We seamlessly represent clients in the various forums, and litigate with the goal of maximizing chances of victory in the proceedings most important to the client.
Small Firm Efficiency,
Big Firm Talent
Our firm is efficient and streamlined by design. No hierarchy, no bureaucracy, no committees. Our partners dive into the details of the cases they handle instead of handing them over to more junior colleagues. Each important decision in your case will be made by you and the partner. You will have our cell phone numbers, and we will answer your questions. We will consult with you on anything important to you. You will always know what we are doing on your case.
Our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers in Southern California, Best Lawyers in America® and we stay actively involved in our local legal community.
Our Unique Experience Benefits You
Each of our firm’s partners has decades of experience in sophisticated criminal and civil matters. From the trenches of high-stakes civil litigation and criminal trials. From the U.S. Department of Justice, the SEC, and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. From the District Attorney’s Offices in Los Angeles and Monterey. From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. From past tangles with government agencies that regulate businesses. We know how our adversaries operate, and we use that experience to benefit you.
Without High-End Fees
Our firm offers you the sophisticated legal representation you need. And our streamlined staffing and lower overhead lets us provide that expertise at a significantly lower billing rate than the big firms.