Wayne Gross has been selected to serve as lead trial counsel by companies and executives in their most important business litigation matters, including cases involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Food and Drug Administration, as well as class actions, cases alleging unfair business practices, and health care litigation. He has been repeatedly recognized for his outstanding trial work, including recently being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). His many trial victories include obtaining, along with his partner Alan Greenberg, a $50 million jury verdict in a partnership dispute regarding the world-famous Hollywood Palladium [Law360 - How They Won It].
Wayne also devotes a part of his practice to internal investigations, corporate crisis management, and white collar defense. As a federal prosecutor, Wayne served in various supervisory positions, including chief of the Orange County Division of the Office of the United States Attorney, Central District of California. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he prosecuted cases of national and international significance, including the UCI Fertility case, the Katarina Witt stalker case, and one of the first criminal trademark infringement cases brought to trial in Southern California. His primary area of emphasis was financial fraud and health care fraud, for which he was presented with awards by two U.S. Attorneys General and the Director of the FBI.
Wayne has served as a law school adjunct professor on the topics of trial advocacy, constitutional law, criminal procedure, and evidence. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Laughlin E. Waters of the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Wayne is the president of the Orange County Bar Association’s Charitable Fund and immediate past president of the Orange County Bar Association, the second largest bar association in the State of California, with more than 9,000 members.