people do not win people fights.
lawyers do.

Norman Ralph Augustine


You've Met Your Legal Champions

Although often seen as a last resort, litigation is an important business strategy and investment decision for clients. Similarly, clients often find themselves on the receiving end of litigation and must fully understand their defense options and the important timetables which govern litigation. Indeed, lawsuits, investigations and other dispute proceedings require continual and careful attention as well as efficient and effective use of resources.

As a firm, we are particularly sensitive to the financial impact and distraction that litigation can have on our clients. By utilizing our significant expertise in representing client in both state and federal courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, we work with clients to formulate litigation strategies that not only suit each client’s unique financial condition, but also minimize the distraction to management -- allowing our clients to focus on their businesses while remaining confident that their legal matters are in good hands.

We know that value and success are measured by our clients in a great many ways. While some matters can be resolved only at trial, many do not require protracted litigation in court. To that end, our innovative team regularly looks for opportunities to successfully resolve cases through summary proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Likewise, as a firm we pride ourselves on our proven approach to litigation emphasizing client collaboration and communication and in which we look to protect the client's reputation and preserves important relationships for that client.

Practice Areas
  • Contract Disputes
  • Complex Securities Litigation
  • Defamation and Trade Libel
  • Derivative Litigation
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Employment & Labor
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Indemnity/Contribution
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Shareholder Litigation

Representative Experience

Legal Malpractice

Success in obtaining multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of corporate plaintiff relating to securities errors committed by attorney defendants.


Successful dismissal of multi-million dollar claim for indemnity and contribution against corporate officers and shareholders.


Success in defeating motion in federal court for securities distribution to class-action claimants.


Success in obtaining judgment on behalf of film company client against defaulting production financing groups.

Employment & Labor

Success in obtaining dismissal of employees' claims of unlawful termination before the EEOC and California DFEH on behalf of defendant employers.

Breach of Contract

Successful defense of breach of contract claims on behalf of client in the amount of more than $12 million.