Andrade Gonzalez LLP is a boutique litigation firm that uses creativity, flexibility, and experience to secure the very best results for its clients. The Firm’s approach is built upon quickly developing and implementing a solid, flexible litigation plan to achieve the fastest and most efficient client wins. At every step, this unique approach is client-focused to ensure that each litigation plan is creative and designed to minimize business interruption, maximize efficiency, and identify solutions early, while avoiding needless billing.
With each of the Firm’s lawyers being diverse and graduating from top law schools, with prior experience litigating at some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, Andrade Gonzalez LLP is able to aggressively implement each plan, delivering solid results even in the most complex and sensitive of litigation matters. The Firm currently has nine committed attorneys and a hardworking support staff of six. Last year, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal recognized Andrade Gonzalez LLP as one of 21 “Top Boutiques” in the State of California.
Beyond the results, which have quantifiably saved its clients many millions of dollars, Andrade Gonzalez is focused on understanding its clients’ needs and meeting them. Even in the most difficult and contentious of cases, the Firm is always respectful and professional to opposing litigants and counsel. The Firm understands and appreciates the sensitivity of its cases and the issues they involve, ensures a client-focused approach and strategy, and crafts all briefing and arguments with positions that can withstand publicity and public scrutiny.
With over five decades of experience representing corporate, governmental, and individual policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes with their insurers, the Firm’s attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion for clients across numerous industries, including toxic injuries, mass torts, dealings of directors and officers, and tort liability for school districts. While aggressive in approach, the Firm always looks for early resolution opportunities and when possible, pursues available indemnification and insurance coverage theories.
In addition to its heralded insurance practice, the Firm successfully litigates cases involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair business practices, and theft of trade secrets. It has also delivered numerous wins to clients across different industries in state and federal courts and before numerous administrative agencies. Andrade Gonzalez also aggressively handles entertainment litigation matters and actions to protect the valuable intellectual property assets of its company and individual clients.
Since its inception, it has handled some of the most complex and high-stakes tort litigation matters involving a wide range of personal injuries from employee torts, products, industrial manufacturing equipment, and motor vehicles.
Further, the Firm has long been an advocate for fairness and equality in the workplace. Its lawyers have experience in defending employers in wrongful termination and wage and hour cases. On occasion, the Firm pursues class actions and single plaintiff cases for brave clients standing up against unfair working environments.
The Firm represents clients who have suffered injuries as the result of defective or unsafe products. Its attorneys have experience dealing with design and manufacturing defects, breach of warranty, negligence, and consumer protection claims. Andrade Gonzalez also has a proven ability to represent clients in legal malpractice matters.
Andrade Gonzalez’s attorneys represent clients in a broad spectrum of real estate related matters, including challenging encroaching developments, broker liability (i.e., breach of contract and fiduciary duty), commercial landlord vs. tenant disputes, and litigation involving leases and commercial purchase and sales agreements.
The Firm’s attorneys also have extensive trial experience, having successfully taken approximately 65 cases to trial (about 40 jury trials) and have delivered many wins to their clients from across broad spectrums of industries. Whether in trial or arbitration, Andrade Gonzalez aggressively secures favorable results for its clients.
Each year, Andrade Gonzalez lawyers devote time to assisting those in need. From being retained to file a high-profile brief on behalf of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio, and approximately 30 other mayors from major cities across the country (including Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, and St. Louis) in Texas v. United States, a lawsuit by numerous Republican Governors challenging President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration, to helping individuals with insurance coverage disputes and other matters on a pro bono basis, the Firm is always ready to serve.
Many Andrade Gonzalez lawyers have also served on the boards and/or taken other active roles supporting various non-profit community organizations and bar associations, including the following:
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
Insurance Law Committee, California State Bar Association
Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA)
South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project (SC LAMP)
Mexican American Bar Association (MABA)
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Hausfeld is a leading global law firm that clients trust with their most complex legal disputes and competition matters. In the last decade, Hausfeld attorneys have won landmark trials, negotiated complex settlements among dozens of defendants, and recovered billions of dollars for clients both in and out of court. Renowned for skillful prosecution and resolution of complex and class-action litigation, Hausfeld is the only claimants’ firm to be ranked in the top tier in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and the United Kingdom by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Our German office was also ranked by The Legal 500 for general competition law.
Unmatched Global Resources: The firm combines its U.S. offices on both coasts and vibrant European presence with a broad and deep network around the globe to offer clients the ability to seek redress or confront disputes in every corner of the world and across every industry. From our locations in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, and London, Hausfeld’s 120+ lawyers contribute to the development of law in the following practice areas:
Antitrust Counseling and Compliance
Civil and Human Rights
Cybersecurity and Privacy
Deceptive Business Practices and Consumer Protection
Financial Services and Securities
Mass Torts and Public Health Threats
Sports and Entertainment
Our Team: Hausfeld lawyers have studied the global integration of markets and responded with innovative legal theories and a creative approach to claims in developed and emerging markets. Our lawyers’ innovative approach has expanded the quality and availability of legal recourse for claimants around the globe that have a right to seek recovery.
Hausfeld was founded by Michael D. Hausfeld, who is widely recognized as one of the country’s top civil litigators and a leading expert in the fields of private antitrust/competition enforcement and international human rights. The New York Times has described Mr. Hausfeld as one of the nation’s “most prominent antitrust lawyers,” while Washingtonian Magazine characterizes him as a lawyer who is “determined to change the world—and succeeding,” noting that he “consistently brings in the biggest judgments in the history of law.” Michael was listed as a top legal “visionary” by the Legal Times along with former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and former Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.
Creative Solutions to Legal Challenges: Our international reach enables us to advise across multiple jurisdictions and pursue claims on behalf of clients worldwide. We work closely with clients to deliver outstanding results, while always addressing their business concerns. We do so by anticipating issues, considering innovative strategies, and maximizing the outcome of legal disputes in a way that creates shareholder value. Our risk-free approach ensures that our interests are closely aligned with the interests of our clients. We understand the cost of litigation and the constraints on in-house legal budgets. Accordingly, we have developed unique and flexible engagement structures in which we share the risks of litigation with our clients.
Hausfeld aims to achieve the best possible results for clients through its practical and commercial approach, avoiding litigation where feasible, yet litigating robustly when necessary. Hausfeld’s extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse menu of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure.
Glaser Weil LLP, based in Los Angeles, is one of the country’s premier full-service law firms. Advising a roster of diverse, selective clients – from start-ups and large global corporations to high-profile entertainers and other well-known individuals – Glaser Weil represents clients’ interests with an unprecedented level of dedication and commitment.
Glaser Weil’s litigation department cemented its reputation as a premier litigation powerhouse by earning victory after victory for its clients. The Firm constantly strives to maximize its clients’ business and personal opportunities, overcoming their challenges and problems, and always keeping them far ahead of the curve.
Glaser Weil’s litigators appear in state and federal court, in Delaware Chancery Court, in arbitrations and before administrative and other governmental tribunals. While many law firms boast a litigation department comprised of “trial lawyers,” Glaser Weil’s litigators — from the newly minted to the most veteran and acclaimed — actually try cases.
Certain litigation matters require that a case is resolved at trial. In other litigation matters, Glaser Weil attorneys work closely with their clients to avoid protracted litigation in court. In these circumstances, the Firm has demonstrated ingenuity and creativity in resolving its clients’ issues through summary disposition and alternative dispute resolution. The Firm handles all aspects of litigation, including corporate investigations and litigation assessments all the way through an appeal.
In addition to Benchmark Litigation, Glaser Weil’s lawyers have been recognized by Chambers and Partners, Law360, the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Daily Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, among others.
Glaser Weil’s reputation as a powerhouse extends far beyond its litigation department. Attorneys across the Firm routinely achieve significant success for their clients, including in practice areas such as real estate and construction, intellectual property, entertainment, corporate, environmental and energy, government and regulatory, tax and estate planning.
A new practice group, the Crisis Management & Response Practice Group, reflects a strategic alliance with Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP (“FSS”) and Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (“FGIS”) that is capable of deploying vast resources and experience as a combined legal and investigative powerhouse focused on risk management, investigations, and comprehensive representation in highly complex and strategic matters.
The alliance includes Louis J. Freeh, who leads FSS and FGIS, served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, as well as an Assistant United States Attorney in that District, and Glaser Weil, who Benchmark Litigation ranks as “Highly Recommended” – one of only 25 law firms in California to earn this elite status.
The legal, regulatory and social media landscapes have evolved over the past several years and penalties for corporate non-compliance or litigation missteps can be very severe. This unique alliance provides a complete package of consultative, investigative and litigation services to help promote and ensure client compliance as well as rapid response, including full-scale litigation, when crisis erupts.
The strategic alliance provides clients with one-stop access to some of the country’s top lawyers and investigators, who can work together to provide counsel and representation regarding White Collar crime, securities and environmental litigation, and cyber security and data protection.
Fred Heather, co-chair of the Group and a former Assistant United States Attorney with over 30 years of practice defending corporations and their executives in complex civil and White Collar cases.
Garland A. Kelley, co-chair of the Group and a securities litigator with more than 25 years of experience consulting with, and litigating for, exceptional clients around the world.
Lawrence Hadley, co-chair of the Group and an intellectual property attorney with more than 25 years of experience in high-stakes IP matters and Chair of Glaser Weil’s Intellectual Property Department.
Benjamin F. Scotti, who has worked alongside Mr. Freeh for over 10 years on a number of high profile domestic and international engagements, leads the Freeh Group’s involvement in the alliance.
King & Spalding’s Litigation practice is nationally and internationally recognized for its ability to litigate successfully the most difficult, high-stakes cases.For decades, our litigators have helped leading businesses succeed in commercial disputes.The practice has a record of winning trials, arbitrations, and appeals for clients across all industries, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services sectors. Our cross-firm, multidisciplinary team of attorneys tries high-stakes cases, resolves complex, multiparty disputes, and manages public relations for the most sensitive client matters. Our ranks include former high-ranking DOJ officials; former officials from SEC, EPA, FCC, FDA and FIC; and more than 30 former judicial clerks at the trial or appellate level.