Practice Areas

We represent diverse clients in a wide variety of matters.

Intellectual Property

By deeply understanding our client’s intellectual property, we have secured millions of dollars in judgments and settlements on behalf of inventors, creatives, and technology companies.

At AG, our lawyers have decades of experience representing intellectual property owners in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights—patents, copyrights, and trademarks.  We have litigated and tried major intellectual property cases across the country and internationally.

Drawing on a network of technical experts, and our own technology backgrounds, the lawyers at AG deeply understand the technology in a way that few firms can.  By understanding the technology at the heart of an intellectual property dispute, we develop strategies focused on what matters and avoid the distractions created by infringers.

Contact:
David Affeld
Brian England

Business Litigation

AG has the experience and tenacity to try—and win—the most complex business and corporate cases from contract disputes to hostile takeovers.  Business and corporate litigation has been the core of our practice since the founding of our firm.

Our business clients span a broad range of industries from software companies, to general contractors, to real estate investors, to movie production companies.  We have vindicated investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses in corporate control disputes, takeovers, commercial transactions, financing disputes, and investment fraud.

In the process, we have recovered multiple seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements for investors and business owners.  AG regularly steps into complex, “bet the company” business disputes shortly before trial when a reasonable settlement isn’t available.

Contact
David W. Affeld
Christopher Grivakes

employment litigation

AG represents employees in high-profile and high-stakes employment cases, ranging from sexual harassment to whistleblower retaliation. We have gone up against major corporations and government agencies across the state on behalf of employees who have been wrongfully fired, subjected to discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and denied fair wages. Our whistleblower cases have involved technology companies, military contractors, and the missile defense system.

We are uniquely equipped to handle extremely sensitive employment matters, including those involving confidential business data, privileged material, and classified government information. Our clients have included high-level government employees, company CEOs, technology entrepreneurs, and high-level investment professionals.

Contact
David Affeld
Chris Grivakes
David Markevitch

catastrophic injury

Our catastrophic injury team represents people who have suffered severe injury due to the negligence and misconduct of others. Our cases range from construction-site accidents, to defective products, to serious car crashes. We also represent victims of physical and sexual abuse.

AG's personal injury team have devoted their careers to making the world a safer place for all of us from safer roads, to safer consumer products and medical devices, to changes in police practices. In the process, they have recovered multiple millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims and their families.

Contact
Joseph M. Barrett
George Terterian
David Markevitch

insurance

AG has recovered multiple millions of dollars for policyholders from insurance companies wrongfully denying coverage and engaging in bad faith.

Our lawyers regularly represent business owners and individuals to recover insurance benefits that are wrongfully denied.  We have represented clients on coverage and bad faith disputes involving residential and commercial real estate, manufacturing, large construction projects, and financial investments.  

AG also advises clients on coverage issues, determining how to best trigger and maximize both first-party and third-party coverage in potential and ongoing cases.

Contact
Chris Grivakes
Brian England

Unfair Competition / Trade Secrets



AG vigorously litigates both business-against-business and consumer class action cases on behalf of clients harmed by unfair competition and fraudulent business practices.  Our cases have ranged from fighting on behalf of startup companies being smothered by overzealous competitors to representing consumers challenging illegal trade practices.

We have been brought on to litigate potential case-ending (and company-ending) restraining orders and injunctions.

Contact
David W. Affeld
Damion Robinson

professional liability

AG has taken on major law firms, physicians, and investment managers on claims involving tens of millions of dollars in damages relating to professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, and conflicts of interest.  AG also defends lawyers in cases involving malicious prosecution and other “parasitic” tort claims based on their representation of clients.

Some of our largest cases involve claims against professionals for violating their professional duties to clients.  These include mishandling client funds and investments, negligent advice, mismanaging litigation, and egregious cases of overbilling.  Our adversaries have ranged from major, AMLAW 100 law firms, to large medical groups, to investment managers.

Contact
David W. Affeld
Brian England

media & entertainment

AG represents producers, investors, and talent in a wide variety of cases, including business and investment disputes and reputation management. We also represent creatives in enforcing their rights in intellectual property, including copyright matters. We handle complex and multi-faceted cases involving media and entertainment companies as well as media personalities in defamation and publicity-related cases.

Contact
Christopher Grivakes
Damion Robinson

civil rights

AG represents victims of government misconduct across the state, enforcing their rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the California Constitution. Our lawyers have handled a variety of cases ranging from excessive use of force, to violations of due process, to First Amendment issues.

Contact
Joseph Barrett
George Terterian
CONTACT US
Affeld Grivakes LLP
2049 Century Park East, Suite 2460
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 979-8700
Northern California Office
1261 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 208
San Jose, CA 95125