Larson LLP

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California

9 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

5 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Larson is an elite litigation firm committed to achieving success in any courtroom. A fierce advocate for our clients and a formidable adversary for opposing counsel, we focus exclusively on winning high-stakes cases. We litigate complex civil and white collar cases, regulatory matters, appeals, and international disputes. Our unmatched trial experience in these areas informs our strategy from the outset so that we can secure victory for our clients.

A Record of Success

  • Retained by Riverside County to conduct an investigation into allegations regarding the treatment of the 13 Turpin children while under the care of the County departments after being rescued from their abusive home in 2018, as well as into the care provided to all children and adults by the County departments.
  • Won complete acquittal of the co-managing partner of a real estate development partnership following a marathon 10-month jury trial, defeating the government's allegations that the defendants bribed county officials to obtain a $102 million settlement in an eminent domain case, which at the time, then-Attorney General Jerry Brown dubbed to be one of the most significant public corruption matters in California's history.
  • Following the complete defense verdict at trial, obtained a $65 million settlement for the real estate developer and its co-managing partner for the retaliatory investigation and malicious prosecution, among other civil rights claims.
  • Retained as trial counsel to represent investors in a class action against Snap Inc., which resulted in a $154 million settlement of all claims against the defendants.
  • Won summary judgment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a fraud case in which the plaintiff sought the return of all of his voluntary, unrestricted charitable contributions.
  • Obtained complete acquittal at general court-martial trial of a military officer charged with multiple felony violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Represented clients in an SEC action in federal court after successfully appealing and reversing a $15.5 million disgorgement and penalties judgment against them.
  • Obtained complete acquittal at general court-martial trial of a military officer charged with multiple felony violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Counseled the Orange County Water District in its efforts to remediate volatile organic compounds in the Orange County North Basin, pursuant to CERCLA and related federal and state regulations, resulting in successfully achieving the site's status on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List.
  • Obtained the complete dismissal of criminal felony charges related to ambulance transport fraud claims against a medical doctor.
  • Obtained a $2.1 million settlement in a complaint against MGM Resorts for a surviving victim of the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
  • Won summary judgment, later affirmed on appeal, in favor of a private water company and its officers, defeating allegations that defendants misappropriated water rights and breached fiduciary duties.
  • Prevailed before the U.S. Court of Appeals, affirming the dismissals we obtained on behalf of an A-list actor and producer in two intellectual property disputes.
  • Obtained multimillion-dollar settlements for the Quapaw Nation and tribe members in a lawsuit spanning 17 years regarding claims that the federal government mismanaged tribal assets.
  • Obtained a favorable sole-tax-count, no-custody, no-restitution disposition, and the dismissal of all remaining charges for an aerospace economic development expert charged with embezzling millions of dollars in NASA funds.
  • Successfully represented the states of Arizona and Oklahoma in connection with their efforts to seek recovery following the Volkswagen AG emissions “Diesel Dupe” scandal, obtaining settlements totaling more than $40 million.
  • Secured the dismissal of criminal charges and obtained a civil compromise for a leading industrial materials manufacturer following an industrial homicide investigation.
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a mass media company in a hotly contested employment dispute.
  • Obtained a $10 million jury verdict and judgment against the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center and in favor of a minor child abused at the defendant’s facilities.
  • Represented the senior executive of an international mining company in an investigation by the Justice Department and Eastern District of New York, resulting in no charges being filed.
  • After five days of trial in federal court, secured dismissal of all nine counts alleged against a retired senior Drug Enforcement Administration agent accused of conspiring to commit fraud and make false statements to federal officers.
  • Represented Arizona voters challenging the constitutionality of unequally populated voting districts created by a state commission, before the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral components of Larson'sfirm culture. We use these core values to guide not only our business operations, but also our efforts to improve the legal community. Drawing upon the unique and varied backgrounds of our team members allows us to think broadly, better understand our clients and our opponents, sharpen our performance, and deliver the highest level of service and results.

Our attorneys carry these principles throughout their practice and in their involvement with diversity-driven professional organizations and associations, which include the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), and the UCLA Law Fellows Program designed to increase diversity in the law school pool.

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

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