Business & Commercial Litigation
Alexander S. Gareeb Shareholder
Current Scope of Practice
Mr. Gareeb is a partner with extensive experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, including complex multi-party business litigation (trade secret, unfair/fraudulent business practices, and intellectual property litigation). In addition, Mr. Gareeb has extensive knowledge in the areas of product liability and bad faith litigation.
Previously with a prominent international law firm, Mr. Gareeb primarily defends insurance companies and their insureds, third party administrators and private companies in all aspects of complex civil litigation. Mr. Gareeb has a proven track record of resolving business disputes, from breach of contract actions to unfair trade practices and unfair competition, as well as defending employers in class action wage and hour and other employment law matters (such as claims alleging age discrimination, race discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment).
Presentations & Publications
In addition to lecturing on "Medical Products and the Law" at the Regulatory Science graduate program - University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Mr. Gareeb has published many articles, including the following publications:
· "Lawyers Coalesce Around Arabic Ties", Mr. Gareeb is quoted, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 20, 2006)
· "California Court Rules Non-Contracted Provider May Balance Bill for Non-Covered Fees," Sedgwick's Healthcare Law Newsletter (Spring 2006)
· “Evaluating the Retroactive Application of Proposition 64”, Los Angeles Lawyer (March 2005)
· "Silent PPOs: The New Litigation Trend," Sedgwick's Healthcare Law Newsletter (Winter 2005)
· "California Voters Limit Unfair Business Practice Claims," Sedgwick's Healthcare Law Newsletter (Winter 2005)
· "HIPAA Alert" (HIPAA's applicability to transfer of patient medical records when physicians change medical groups), Sedgwick's Healthcare Law Newsletter (Winter 2005)
· "Punitive Damage Claims Against Health Care Providers That Act as Elder Custodians Are Not Subject to Protections of California Procedural Requirements in Lawsuits Alleging Elder Abuse," Sedgwick's Healthcare Law Newsletter (Fall 2004)
· "HIPAA Alert" (overview of the law), Sedgwick's Healthcare Law Newsletter (Fall 2004)
· "Practical Implications of HIPAA: How the Privacy of Personal Health Information Concerns Lawyers and Law Firms" Los Angeles Lawyer (April 2004)
· A Nuts & Bolts Perspective of the Privacy Rule Under HIPAA," ABA Medicine & Law Newsletter (Fall 2002) years.
Memberships & Honors
Mr. Gareeb is a member of the American Bar Association (Health Law and Litigation Sections), Los Angeles County Bar Association (Health Law Section and Barristers Executive Committee Member), Beverly Hills Bar Association (Resolution Committee), American Health Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute (Health Care and Drug & Medical Device Sections).
Mr. Gareeb was named a “Southern California Super Lawyer–Rising Star” by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and The Journal for Law & Politics. Only 2.5 percent of Southern California lawyers in Los Angeles and Orange counties were bestowed with this honor.
In addition, Mr. Gareeb is an alumnus of the Los Angeles County Bar Trial Advocacy Project (TAP), through which he served as a volunteer Deputy District Attorney for the County of Ventura. During this time, Mr. Gareeb tried six trials (5 jury trials and 1 bench trial), and participated in numerous suppression and preliminary hearings. Due to his hard work and success, the Los Angeles County Bar Association invited Mr. Gareeb to the Fellowship Program of the prestigious TAP Program, which allows him to continue to serve as a volunteer attorney at any of the prosecuting agencies whenever he has time to try to break away from his private practice to try cases. Coupled with his experience as a recipient of the Philip H. Corboy Trial Advocacy Fellowship, a two-year program designed to teach intensive trial practice skills from prominent trial lawyers and judges, Mr. Gareeb has the needed skills to be an effective advocate, inside and outside of the courtroom.
Mr. Gareeb earned his B.S. (1991), from Arizona State University and his M.B.A (1996) from Pepperdine University. He was granted his J.D. (1999) from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Gareeb was a recipient of the Philip J. Corboy Trial Advocacy Fellowship, and a member of the Loyola National Mock Trial Team. In addition, Mr. Gareeb was the recipient of the BAJI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, and achieved the Dean's List. Mr. Gareeb is admitted to practice in California and before all courts of the State of California, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.