Elias Dabaie is a partner in Glaser Weil’s Litigation Department. As a highly skilled trial attorney and high-stakes business litigator, Elias consistently delivers winning results in his clients’ most sensitive and high-stakes matters. He partners closely with clients to develop creative and disruptive strategies to obtain their specific objectives in the courtroom and the marketplace. Elias was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List and to Lawdragon’s inaugural 500 X – The Next Generation guide, which recognizes lawyers distinguished for their remarkable achievements and exhibited leadership skills.

Elias handles major litigation for high-net-worth individuals, private equity funds and some of the largest businesses in the country. He has successfully litigated and resolved disputes involving tens of millions of dollars in a wide variety of matters.

Elias is particularly sought-after for:

  • Private equity disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Complex contract claims and business torts
  • Entertainment and professional sports litigation
  • Real estate litigation


Elias’ recent notable experience includes his representation of:

  • The Yucaipa Companies, a premier private equity firm, in litigation against Lantern Capital and Spyglass Media Group arising from Yucaipa’s attempted purchase of The Weinstein Company in 2017.
  • Freddie Roach, a hall-of-fame professional boxing trainer, in connection with a lawsuit filed by a former actor and waiter who claimed to have arranged a meeting that led to the widely publicized 2015 Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, one of the most lucrative fights in history.
  • An investment company that owns a well-known restaurant chain in successfully settling a multijurisdictional dispute between investors at various levels of a complicated corporate structure.


Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Reasonably Calculated to Proportional: 2015 Amendments to the F.R.C.P.,” Los Angeles, February 29, 2016

Speaker, “Hindsight Is 20/20: The Million-Dollar Comma,” Los Angeles, May 30, 2014

Thought Leadership

Co-author, "The Effect of Arbitration Agreements on Class Actions," 47 Rev. of Sec. & Commodities Reg. 91, 98, 2014

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Lawdragon 500 X – The Next Generation, Lawdragon, 2023

40 & Under List, Benchmark Litigation, 2022

Pro Bono Associate of the Year, Akin Gump, 2015

Pro Bono Litigation Matter of the Year, Akin Gump, 2015

Leadership and Community

Volunteer Prosecutor, Office of Los Angeles City Attorney, 2016


University of California, Berkeley, J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.


  • California
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