Overview

Glaser Weil’s litigation attorneys have achieved consistent success in and out of the courtroom, cementing our status as a leading force in litigation. Repeatedly, discerning clients entrust our team with their critical, bet-the-company disputes and toughest trials. Our unparalleled success stems from an unwavering blend of determination, skill and an unmatched dedication to delivering best-in-class service.

Renowned as adept trial lawyers, Glaser Weil’s litigation team is sought after for our innovative strategies, meticulous preparation and proven track record of success. What further distinguishes us is our reputation for stepping in when needed most. With a formidable and commanding presence in the courtroom, our clients frequently turn to us to replace incumbent counsel who may not be adequately prepared for the challenge or have fallen short in effectively representing their interests at trial. 

We understand clients are sensitive to over-lawyering and runaway costs. Our team is mindful of litigation expenses and consult closely with clients from the outset of every matter to establish an efficient and clearly defined litigation strategy aligned with their goals. While certain litigation matters require a case to be resolved at trial, for other matters, we work closely with our clients to avoid protracted litigation.

Our commitment to winning extends beyond the courtroom, ensuring our clients receive exceptional representation across a spectrum of legal proceedings. We are agile in assessing trial risks for our clients and proactive in exploring alternative dispute resolution avenues to secure favorable outcomes. Our team boasts extensive firsthand experience in appeals, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and other approaches to dispute resolution.

Our team demonstrates ingenuity and creativity when tackling our clients’ issues. Ultimately, our focus is on achieving the most a favorable outcomes for our clients.

Who We Represent

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • High-net worth individuals
  • Public figures
  • Private equity firms and investment banks

What We Do

Appellate

Glaser Weil's appellate team handles successful cases in various U.S. courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and state high courts. Our appellate attorneys, whose experience spans industries and practice areas, integrate seamlessly with the Firm’s litigation and trial attorneys to ensure proper issue setup for attack or defense on appeal.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys’ extensive arbitration and mediation experience before JAMS and other venues offers valuable perspectives in the representation of clients in this form of alternative dispute resolution. The firm's attorneys adeptly navigate proceedings, leveraging their experience and knowledge to ensure client satisfaction and favorable outcomes.

Complex Commercial and Business Litigation

Our mission in complex commercial and business litigation is to be a vital, compelling force in our clients’ challenges, successes and business objectives. Our clients rely on our knowledge, creativity and legal skills to trust that we will never lose sight of their best interests. We serve an impressive roster of diverse business clients that have brought to the Firm a host of complex, extraordinary and groundbreaking cases.

Class Action Litigation

Glaser Weil successfully represents clients named in class actions in a wide variety of practice areas, including financial services, securities, employment, antitrust, among others, in jurisdictions across the country. Whether it be winning at summary judgment or settling before trial on terms that exceed client expectations, Glaser Weil’s litigators work closely with clients to find outcomes in an efficient and effective way.

Defamation and First Amendment Law Litigation

Glaser Weil assists clients in defamation and First Amendment matters. These range from pre-publication and distribution reviews to bringing actions on behalf of our clients, including many public figures. Our litigators are adept at challenging the constitutionality of legislation that adversely impacts our clients’ freedom of speech.


Our Team

Results

Notable successes include our representation of:

  • CoreVest, a leading residential investment lender, in a breach of contract and fraud dispute that resulted in a complete summary judgment victory and a $900,000 fee award in CoreVest’s favor.
  • The County of Los Angeles in various matters relating to high-profile and high-stakes business disputes and constitutional challenges.
  • Gehry Partners, LLP, the design firm of well-known architect Frank Gehry, in obtaining the dismissal of a breach of contract lawsuit claiming more than $22 million in damages.
  • Online legal document service LegalZoom.com against a class action alleging violations of the California Business and Professions Code.
  • The Lemieux Group, a partnership that owns and operates the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League franchise, in a third-party ownership dispute related to Lemieux’s sale of a controlling interest to the Fenway Sports Group.
  • The Yucaipa Companies LLC in litigation arising out of the attempted purchase of the assets of The Weinstein Company, as well as in securing the client’s first—and, ultimately, complete—victory in an almost decade-long case arising from its 2007 investment in a company.

Select Clients

  • AEG Holdings LLC
  • Core Vest American Finance Lender, LLC
  • County of Los Angeles
  • The Gores Group, LLC
  • The Lemieux Group and Team Lemieux
  • The Yucaipa Companies

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