Gregory L. Doll is a trial lawyer with 22 years of experience. He believes in the power and integrity of our jury system and routinely tries cases for companies of all sizes. As lead counsel, he has achieved victories in numerous high stakes jury trials, as well as arbitrations and bet-the-company injunctive relief proceedings, solidifying the firm's reputation as one of LA's premier trial boutiques. His successes include:
- Plaintiff and cross-defendant verdict after a seven-day jury trial in San Bernardino on behalf of international computer and printer manufacturer in a case involving contract and tort claims;
- Defense verdict after a six-day bench trial in Oakland on behalf of international corporation in a case involving alleged Proposition 65 violations;
- Defense verdict after a week-long federal jury trial in Los Angeles on behalf former NBA players sued for breach of contract and fraud;
- Defense verdict after a three-week state jury trial in Santa Clara against technology company involving issues of employment discrimination and retaliation;
- Defense acquittal after three-week federal white-collar jury trial in Los Angeles on behalf of executive facing 30 years in prison (a verdict described by the Daily Journal as “stunning”);
- Plaintiff verdict after a two-week state jury trial in Santa Monica on behalf of a corporation suing former employees for theft of trade secrets;
- Favorable plaintiff settlement six days into a ten-day state jury trial in Los Angeles involving a highly publicized celebrity partnership dissolution;
- Favorable defense settlement two days into a week-long federal bench trial in Los Angeles on behalf of high-net-worth investors sued for breach of contract and fraud;
- Arbitration award after a week-long evidentiary hearing in San Francisco on behalf of a public company suing former employees for embezzlement;
- Arbitration award after lengthy evidentiary hearing in Los Angeles on behalf of a private equity company and its principals sued for breach of promissory note and foreclosure on real and personal property;
- Individual summary judgment and denial of class certification on behalf of international pharmaceutical company in putative CLRA/17200 class action;
- Denial of preliminary injunction after day-long evidentiary hearing in Colorado state court on behalf of defendants in a “bet-the-company” trade secret action.
Greg devotes much of his practice to the defense of class action lawsuits, involving a wide range of consumer claims. He has extensive experience in copyright and trademark litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and real estate disputes. He has handled numerous successful appeals, resulting in both published and unpublished opinions. After an argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, he received a special letter of commendation noting his “excellent advocacy” and “special contribution” to the art of advocacy.
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. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude. Prior to founding DAE, 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.