Complex Litigation

Grellas Shah has a robust complex litigation practice, spanning the areas of general commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, cross-border disputes, employment litigation, and international and domestic arbitration. Grellas Shah also has significant experience in representing our clients in regulatory investigations, particularly those brought by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission or FINRA, and conducting internal investigations.

Grellas Shah fields an elite team of lawyers that have subject matter expertise in the wide range of legal areas of importance to our base of technology company and financial services industry clients.

Grellas Shah’s highest imperative is to sync litigation strategy with client business objectives. We develop a deep understanding of our clients, their business, their technology and their needs. We create and propose a litigation plan that customizes our approach to client needs and objectives. And then, once authorized, we execute on our strategy in an efficient and cost-effective manner, while providing the highest level of service to our clients. This includes positioning our clients to win at trial. But it also includes exploring alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, to result in cost-effective and accretive business solutions to disputes.

Intellectual Property Litigation

Grellas Shah’s litigators have consistently achieved favorable outcomes for their clients in IP litigation, including claims brought for misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition. We have particularly deep experience in trade secret litigation, and have both prosecuted and defended numerous trade secret disputes between technology companies.

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Securities Litigation

Grellas Shah’s litigators have represented numerous companies and their officers and directors in shareholder class actions and derivative actions, as well as litigation arising out of mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s lead litigation partner, Dhaivat Shah, is a former SEC staff attorney and has extensive experience with SEC investigations, as well as both civil actions filed by the SEC in court and actions filed before the SEC’s administrative law judges (ALJs). Grellas Shah also has experience in breach of fiduciary actions arising from founder disputes and majority/minority shareholder disputes.

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Commercial Litigation

Grellas Shah represents technology companies in the broad range of commercial disputes that can litigation, including breaches of contract, unfair competition, and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage.

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Cross-Border Disputes

Employment Disputes

Grellas Shah has experience representing employers in dispute with employees asserting claims for unpaid wages, wrongful termination, wage-and-hour disputes, and claims brought under the Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”). Grellas Shah can also provide valuable pre-litigation counseling, either on behalf of employers or employees, in disputes over equity and compensation in early stage companies.

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