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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 actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

The team at Mayer Brown is recognized for its ‘remarkable technical skill’ and stands out for its work in the food and beverages sector. The highly regarded Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC and ‘thought leader’ Dale Giali, who co-lead the practice alongside Keri Borders, successfully defended NestlĂ© USA in a false advertising action regarding the labeling of Coffee-Mate products. Other work highlights include defending Kind in 12 consumer class actions related to allegedly misleading labeling on snack bar products, and acting for the Big Ten Conference in the putative class actions seeking recovery on behalf of former college football players for alleged concussion-related injuries. Mark Mansour departed to Foley & Lardner LLP in February 2018. Unless indicated otherwise, named lawyers are based in Los Angeles.

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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)

The trade secrets team at Mayer Brown is led by New York-based John Mancini, who is heavily involved in trade secrets disputes. He acted for Swoogo in a dispute concerning alleged trade secret and unfair competition brought against former employees. Dale Giali is a noteworthy name form the Los Angeles office and focuses on the food and beverage sector.

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