Greg Doll is a founding partner of DAE. As lead counsel, he has achieved victories in numerous high stakes federal and state jury trials, as well as arbitrations and bet-the-company injunctive relief proceedings, solidifying the firm's reputation as one of Los Angeles's premier trial and litigation boutiques. Among his recent trial successes, Greg represented:
- Two partners in a highly publicized dispute involving a celebrity podcast business (the case was settled on confidential terms after a week of trial).
- Seven former professional athletes and high-net-worth investors sued by a commercial lending institution for $10 million in breach of contract and fraud damages (after a week-long federal jury trial in the first of a series of related trials, the jury deliberated for only three hours before returning a complete defense verdict in favor of Greg’s clients; the second in that series of trials – a federal bench trial – was then settled mid-trial on favorable terms by the plaintiff after the jury announced its verdict in the first case).
- Five defendants sued in a wrongful termination/retaliation trial in Santa Clara where the plaintiff sought to recover $4.5 million in damages and attorneys’ fees (after a 10-day jury trial, the jury deliberated for only three hours before returning a complete defense verdict in favor of Greg’s clients, awarding the plaintiff nothing in damages, after which Greg’s clients were awarded over $80,000 in costs).
- A former supermarket executive prosecuted in a highly publicized white-collar criminal trial in federal court in Los Angeles, with his client facing up to 30 years in prison (after three weeks of trial, the jury deliberated for a matter of hours before returning a not-guilty verdict on all counts – a verdict the Daily Journal described as “stunning”).
- A company and six executives and employees sued in a high-stakes trade secrets case in Colorado, where a Florida corporation aggressively attempted to shut down the defendants’ business and seize market share in various western states (after a day-long evidentiary hearing, Greg not only defeated the injunction, but through a series of tactical maneuvers forced the Florida corporation to abandon its business plans in Colorado altogether).
- A company suing four former employees for their role in an embezzlement conspiracy (after arbitration, Greg’s client was awarded $450,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees plus all costs of the arbitration).
Some of Greg’s most notable achievements have been accomplished through settlement, including a $10 million settlement of a shareholder derivative suit, and the resolution of a private contractor claim which, after Greg earned two published decisions in his client’s favor, resulted in the reinstatement of funding worth approximately $45 million over the next decade. Greg has handled numerous successful appeals, resulting in both published and unpublished opinions, including a published decision in which the California Court of Appeal rejected analogous Ninth Circuit precedent, and held as a matter of first impression that severance agreements are inadmissible to establish liability in employment discrimination cases. After his most recent argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Greg received a special letter of commendation from the Ninth Circuit, noting his “excellent advocacy” and “special contribution” to the art of advocacy itself.
Greg has extensive experience as an intellectual property litigator, handling a broad array of copyright and trademark cases for large corporations in jurisdictions throughout the country, including the recent defense of a $27 million copyright infringement case in Massachusetts. As an entertainment litigator, he represents talent agencies, talent, and production companies, and has been retained to serve as an arbitrator in high-profile talent disputes. He has significant experience in real estate litigation matters, particularly involving development deals and partnership dissolution disputes. In recent years, he has developed expertise as an employment litigator, specifically in matters pertaining to ERISA, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. He is often called upon to negotiate severance packages for executives and high-profile individuals ending their employment under delicate circumstances. He has handled numerous shareholder derivative suits, and has formed and litigated all issues pertaining to special litigation committees.
From 2006 to the present, Greg Doll has been recognized as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers,” becoming one of the youngest lawyers to ever receive its “Top 100” recognition. He currently serves on the Planning Committee of the USC Intellectual Property Institute and has been featured as a speaker on various intellectual property issues.
Greg received his law degree from the University of Southern California, where he served as Editor of the Law Review and was elected Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude. Prior to founding Doll Amir & Eley, he practiced law at the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (1997-2002) and the Beverly Hills firm of Browne & Woods (2002-2004). He is the author of two novels, an avid surfer, and a performing musician.