Angela Agrusa > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Los Angeles (Century City), United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
2000 AVENUE OF THE STARS
SUITE 400 NORTH TOWER
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-4704
United States
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Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Media, Sport and Entertainment

Position

Partner; Co-chair, Food and Beverage sector

Career

Over the past several decades, Angela Agrusa and her team of business litigators have been hired in some of the most high-profile cases filed across the country, litigating in federal and state courts from New York to Florida and Massachusetts to Hawaii. Angela tries high-stakes complex commercial, class action and civil cases on behalf of international brands, major companies and prominent individuals.

In a wide variety of complex disputes with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, Angela has represented her clients in an array of matters, including brand and individual reputation defense, business torts, consumer fraud and false labelling, competitor false advertising, unfair competition and privacy. She also maintains a sophisticated class action practice, strategically defeating class certification in single and multi-district litigation across the country.

Among Angela’s clients are Fortune 500, public and privately held companies, municipalities and prominent public figures in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, media, consumer products and services, advertising and hospitality. She regularly counsels clients on pre-litigation and business strategy issues and is relied on for her knowledge of current market and industry trends.

Education

Loyola Law School Los Angeles; University of California

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Led by Christopher Campbell in Atlanta, the team at DLA Piper LLP (US) comprises ‘very thoughtful litigators, who thoroughly examine the issues and provide in-depth and practical advice’. Leveraging its ‘international reach’ and experience in the food and beverage, technology and tobacco sectors, the practice group is regularly involved in class actions, personal injury lawsuits and false advertisement claims. Angela Agrusa, who joined the Los Angeles office in October 2017 from Liner, represented Danone in several false advertising class actions, including a claim regarding the term ‘organic’ used on certain milk products. Also recommended is George Gigounas, who defended e-cigarette and vaping product manufacturer NJOY in a civil action filed by the Center for Environmental Health seeking Prop 65 cancer warnings on the client’s products. In 2018 Amy Rubenstein and John Scholnick joined from Schiff Hardin LLP, while Levi Heath joined from Barnes & Thornburg LLPAlva Mather left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP in October 2019.