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Dale Giali

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Dale Giali has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts in complex civil litigation, including matters alleging false advertising, violations of consumer protection laws, antitrust violations, unfair business practices, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, business torts, franchise agreement violations, insurance coverage and intellectual property infringement. He has litigated cases in the food & beverage, refining, real estate, produce, cable television, automobile, compact disc, semiconductor and commercial construction industries. Dale has prepared numerous cases for trial and mediation. He recently first-chaired a trial of claims under California's notorious Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code 17200), resulting in a complete defense verdict for his client.


University of San Diego School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1990; Appellate Moot Court Board, 1990; American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts and Property; San Diego Law Review, Member, 1988-1990 University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1987

United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Mayer Brown’s 17-strong product liability and mass torts practice is experienced in the tobacco, electronics, food and beverages sectors and stands out for being ‘extremely knowledgeable about the substance of food labeling issues’. Led by practice co-head and ‘committed subject matter expertDale Giali in Los Angeles, the team defended Kind in 12 consumer class actions related to misleading labeling claims on snack bar products. In other work, ‘excellent’ New York-based co-head Lauren Goldman continues to act as national counsel for Philip Morris in consumer fraud and health-related lawsuits and, separately, represents the client in several Engle Progeny cases. Nestle, Whirlpool and Chobani are also part of the firm’s client roster. Carmine Zarlenga co-heads the practice in Washington DC.

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United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Leading lawyers

Dale Giali - Mayer Brown

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

From trial through to appellate work, the Mayer Brown team’s comprehensive contentious expertise attracts clients such as Integra Connect, Hypertec and Gemalto. Highlights included obtaining summary judgment in a federal trade secrets misappropriation claim for Frank Russell Company, thus rebutting the plaintiff’s $60m damages claim. New York-based John Mancini and Reginald Goeke head the group, while Dale Giali in Los Angeles is recommended.

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