Alan A. Greenberg


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agreenberg@ggtriallaw.com
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Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa Street
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Main: (213) 334-7000

Orange County

650 Town Center Drive
Suite 1700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Main: (949) 383-2800


Alan Greenberg is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney who handles high-stakes and complex cases. He has been trying cases for more than 25 years after starting his career as a Wall Street transactional lawyer. Mr. Greenberg has been named as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

Two of his trial verdicts have been listed as among the Top Verdicts of the Year in California. In a Top Verdict of 2018, Mr. Greenberg and his team obtained a complete defense verdict in a jury trial on behalf of an AmLaw 200 law firm. The plaintiffs in that case sought approximately $500 million for violation of civil RICO, fraud, and other torts. 

In a previous Top Verdict, Mr. Greenberg and his team obtained a jury verdict of more than $50 million, including $34 million in punitive damages, in a case involving real estate development ventures in Hollywood, California. 

Mr. Greenberg has been named as an Elite Boutique Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. He has repeatedly been named to lists of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  He has maintained a Martindale Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0, for 20 years.

Mr. Greenberg has served as Managing Partner of Greenberg Gross LLP since the inception of the firm.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained jury verdict for defendant AmLaw 200 law firm in case seeking $500 million in damages for violation of civil RICO, fraud, and other torts.
  • Obtained $50.3 million jury verdict on counterclaim, including $34 million in punitive damages, arising out of repudiation by client’s partner of joint venture to own and redevelop the Hollywood Palladium and three other prominent properties in Hollywood, California.
  • Prevailed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in defamation case (McKee v. Cosby, 874 F.3d 54).
  • Obtained jury verdict for defendants, and $8 million judgment on counterclaim, including $2 million in punitive damages, on behalf of global engineering firm.
  • Obtained jury verdict for punitive damages of more than $1 million in corporate sabotage case against client’s competitor.
  • Obtained judgment in excess of $1.5 million in trial relating to financing of accounts receivable.
  • Obtained defense verdict in jury trial for digital marketing company that was sued for alleged fraud and breach of contract.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Top 100 Lawyers in California, Daily Journal
  • Top Verdict of 2018, Daily Journal
  • Top Ten California Verdicts for 2011, Recorder
  • Elite Boutique Trailblazer, National Law Journal
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Project Youth/OCBF
  • Chair, Judiciary Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, 2014-2015
  • Board of Directors, Federal Bar Association/Orange County, 2012-2016
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel Of America
  • Director and Past President, Cornell Alumni Association of Orange County

In the News

  • Greenberg Gross LLP Named to 2020 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
    November 1, 2019 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Recognized in Benchmark Litigation California 2020
    October 4, 2019 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Alan A. Greenberg and Wayne R. Gross make The National Law Journal’s 2019 list of Winning Litigators
    September 16, 2019 | National Law Journal | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Partners Selected As The Best Lawyers in America 2020
    August 15, 2019 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Announces New Partner Deborah Mallgrave
    June 3, 2019 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Recognized for Two “Top Verdicts” of 2018
    February 22, 2019 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Alan Greenberg Named as “Elite Boutique Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal
    November 5, 2018 | News | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Again Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
    November 1, 2018 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Wins Defense Verdict for AM Law 200 Law Firm Against Heirs of Dairy Empire
    September 28, 2018 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Founding Partners of Greenberg Gross Named in List of Top 100 Lawyers in California
    September 19, 2018 | News | Read Article
  • Three Partners Selected As The Best Lawyers in America 2019
    August 20, 2018 | News | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Wins $2.8 Million Jury Verdict in Whistleblower Suit Against Montebello Unified School District
    July 24, 2018 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Ranked in Benchmark Litigation California 2018; Three Partners Ranked as Local Litigation Stars
    June 12, 2018 | News | Read Article
  • Daily Journal Names Greenberg Gross One of California’s Top Law Firms
    October 26, 2017 | Los Angeles Daily Journal | Read Article
  • Daily Journal: Greenberg Gross Hired to Represent Bill Cosby
    September 15, 2017 | Los Angeles Daily Journal | Read Article
  • OC Register: Greenberg Gross Donation to Double Goodwill OC’s Career Center Services
    May 26, 2017 | The Orange County Register | Read Article
  • Daily Journal: Greenberg Gross Growth Continues With Addition of Top IP Litigator
    March 9, 2017 | Los Angeles Daily Journal | Read Article
  • Daily Journal: Greenberg Gross Beats Cravath Bonus Scale
    December 8, 2016 | Los Angeles Daily Journal | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Profiled in Daily Journal
    October 21, 2016 | Los Angeles Daily Journal | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Wins $8.5 Million Judgment for Global Engineering Firm
    May 19, 2016 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Featured in Coast Magazine’s Annual Top Attorneys List
    October 1, 2015 | Coast Magazine | Read Article
  • Three Greenberg Gross Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
    August 18, 2015 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Wins Lawsuit for Global Engineering Firm
    June 22, 2015 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Featured in Attorney Journal Magazine
    December 5, 2014 | Attorney Journal | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Featured in OC Register Metro Top Attorneys List
    September 1, 2014 | OC Register Metro | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Founders Selected Again For Inclusion in Best Lawyers
    August 18, 2014 | Press Release | Read Article
  • “Classy Office” Featured in OC Register Metro
    February 6, 2014 | OC Register Metro | View From The Top | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Wins Jury Verdict for HyperDisk Marketing
    October 7, 2013 | Press Release | Read Article
  • Founders of Greenberg Gross LLP Selected Again for Inclusion in Best Lawyers
    August 20, 2013 | Press Release | Read Article
  • OC Business Journal: Greenberg Gross to Look Both Ways on Trial Work
    April 1, 2013 | Orange County Business Journal | Read Article
  • Top Verdicts of 2011: CFRI-NCA Palladium Venture LLC v. NCA Argyle LP
    February 15, 2012 | Daily Journal | Read Article
  • How They Won It: Greenberg Traurig’s $50M Counterpunch
    November 17, 2011 | Law360 | Read Article
  • Developer wins big award
    October 21, 2011 | Los Angeles Daily Journal | Read Article

Education

J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1988

A.B., Cornell University, 1985
(Double major: Economics and Government)

Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

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