601 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2130
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Telephone:+1 213 335 6999
Fax:+1 213 335 7802

Founded in 2019, DTO Law is an elite boutique firm with offices in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and New York. Our litigators, all of whom hail from elite law schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Penn, and NYU, and commenced their careers at elite BigLaw firms, handle complex commercial litigation, including the defense of class actions and all facets of intellectual property litigation.

We are Driven To Outperform in every single matter because we know great success is not born of half-measures. Success requires unparalleled, unflinching, compulsive commitment to both the mission and the principle of excellence. It is because of that commitment DTO has garnered recognition and earned coveted awards such as: “Best Law Firms” U.S. News & World Report, “Top Boutiques” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, “Recommended Firm” Benchmark Litigation, and “Outstanding Firm for Diversity and Inclusion” Chambers and Partners.

Just as our firm has garnered significant industry recognition, so too have our individual attorneys. Among these are "Best Lawyer" and "Commercial Litigation” Best Lawyers in America, “Women of Influence” Silicon Valley Business Journal, “Top 100 Lawyers” Los Angeles Business Journal, “Top Women Lawyers” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” Super Lawyers Magazine - Southern and Northern California, “40 Under 40” Daily Journal, and “Leaders in Law” Los Angeles Business Journal. Several of our attorneys are fellows of the American Bar Foundation (limited to one percent of lawyers licensed in each jurisdiction) and the Litigation Counsel of America (comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers). Our attorneys have clerked for judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Fifth Circuits as well as federal district courts and have taught law both as full-time and adjunct professors.

Companies facing the threat of a class action often turn to DTO to navigate those waters and secure the best result. DTO’s attorneys have handled over 175 threatened or filed class actions and are recognized by their peers as leaders in the field. DTO has had success in all phases of class actions: resolving threatened class actions, obtaining dismissals at the pleading stage, compelling a case to arbitration, defeating class certification, winning motions for summary judgment, and negotiating favorable settlements in tough cases.

Having represented plaintiffs and defendants in the intellectual property arena, DTO is adept at both protecting intellectual property and protecting businesses from accusations of infringement. Our substantive experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and domain name disputes. DTO litigators have handled over 115 IP disputes in federal court.

In addition to the firm’s deep class action and intellectual property litigation experience, DTO has handled litigation relating to breaches of contracts, partnership and founder disputes, fraud claims, employment disputes, mass torts, and products liability claims. DTO’s extensive mediation experience serves us well in that department: we have handled over 300 mediations, and one of our attorneys is a certified mediator.

DTO also has extensive appellate experience. The firm has had great success defending clients’ successful trial court victories on appeal, including issues of first impression. Our litigation team includes six former federal clerks, and its lawyers have bar admissions to the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

On the deal-making side, the firm’s lawyers help clients develop strategic plans compatible with overall business strategy. In its capacity as real estate counsel, DTO has assisted a variety of clients, including investors, property owners, tenants, developers, and lenders with the purchase, sale, development, and financing of real property transactions.

DTO also has deep experience managing challenging issues in the areas of technology, commercial solutions, and sourcing to achieve critical business objectives. The firm’s attorneys work hard to understand business needs and bring their business acumen to guide transactions and offer creative solutions.

The firm has significant experience handling complex business and commercial finance transactions. Trusted by large financial institutions, DTO’s attorneys keep abreast of changing business environments that affect their clients’ needs and tirelessly work to become trusted advisors.

Awards and Recognition: DTO’s lawyers have been recognized time and again for the results they have achieved on behalf of their clients and their reputation in the legal industry. A sampling of the recognition its attorneys have received over the years includes:

  • “Excellence in Diversity Award” (California Lawyers Association)
  • “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • “Best Law Firms in America” (U.S. News and World Report)
  • “Recommended Firm, 2020-2023” (Benchmark Litigation)
  • “Outstanding US Law Firm for Diversity & Inclusion” (Chambers and Partners)
  • “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Company of the Year - Small Business” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • “Women of Influence” (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
  • “Top 100 Lawyers” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Top 100 Lawyers” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • “Women of Influence - CRE Legal Counsel” (Real Estate Forum Magazine)
  • “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Top Women Lawyers” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Super Lawyers” (Super Lawyers Magazine - Southern and Northern California)
  • “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (Super Lawyers Magazine - Southern and Northern California)
  • “Minority Leader of Influence” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • “Leaders in the Law” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • “2020 Law Firm MVP” (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms - NAMWOLF)
  • “California Star” (Benchmark Litigation)
  • “Top Latino Lawyer” (Latino Leaders Magazine)
  • “Local Litigation Star” (Benchmark Litigation)
  • “Labor & Employment Star - West” (Benchmark Litigation)
  • “Top 20 Defense Verdict” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Top 5 Appellate Reversal” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Top 20 Lawyer Under 40” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Lawyers on the Fast Track” (The Recorder)

Diversity: DTO does not pay lip service to diversity. It embodies it. Eleven out of twenty attorneys are racially or ethnically diverse or LGBTQ. Ten out of twenty attorneys are women. The firm is certified as minority-owned.

DTO’s commitment to DE&I has been recognized time and again.

In 2020, DTO was honored by the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) as its “Law Firm MVP,” recognizing its outstanding achievement in advancing NAMWOLF’s mission of promoting diversity and inclusion by fostering the relationship between preeminent minority and women-owned law firms and corporations and public entities. In 2021, Chambers named it the “Outstanding US Law Firm for Diversity & Inclusion,” beating out several BigLaw firms and notable boutiques across the entire country. In 2022, it received the “Excellence in Diversity Award” from the California Lawyers Association and in 2023, it received the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Company of the Year - Small Business Award” from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Additionally, the firm and/or its lawyers are members and/or leaders of various organizations that promote diversity and inclusion in the legal field, such as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundation, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), ChIPs, the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). One of the founding partners formerly served as Vice Chair of NAMWOLF and another is on the Executive Council of LCLD. Several partners were LCLD Fellows. The firm’s attorneys also speak and publish regularly about diversity and inclusion-related topics and serve as mentors for younger attorneys and law students.

Updated Sep 2023