Alan A. Greenberg

Partner

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 structured finance attorney on Wall Street.  Mr. Greenberg has been repeatedly named as one of the Top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and has been named a “Winning Litigator” by the National Law 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 and a California Trailblazer by The Recorder.  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 more than 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 jury verdict against Uber Technologies, Inc. and its founders in first phase of a $1-billion trade secrets theft case.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Recognition

  • 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, Clark County Bar Association
  • 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
  • Founding Partners Alan Greenberg and Wayne Gross Again Named to List of Top 100 Lawyers in California
    September 2022 | Read Article
  • Five Greenberg Gross Lawyers Honored by The Best Lawyers in America 2023
    August 2022 | Read Article
  • Daily Journal Again Names Greenberg Gross One of California’s Top Boutique Law Firms
    News | October 2021 | Read Article
  • Five Greenberg Gross Lawyers Honored by The Best Lawyers in America 2022, including Evan Borges as “Lawyer of the Year”
    News | August 2021 | Read Article
  • Partners Alan Greenberg and Deborah Mallgrave named 2020 California Trailblazers by The Recorder
    News | October 2020 | Read Article
  • Founding Partners Alan Greenberg and Wayne Gross Again Named to List of Top 100 Lawyers in California
    News | September 2020 | Read Article
  • Wayne Gross Selected As “Lawyer of the Year” and Three Greenberg Gross Partners Selected As The Best Lawyers in America 2021
    News | August 2020 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Client Awarded Sanctions on “Frivolous Appeal” as $100 Million Lawsuit Against Fletcher Jones Proceeds in Trial Court
    News | June 2020 | Read Article
  • BREAKING: Uber Must Face $1B Trade Secrets Suit, Jury Finds – Law360
    Law360 | February 2020 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Partners Selected as 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers
    Press Release | January 2020 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Named to 2020 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
    Press Release | November 2019 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Recognized in Benchmark Litigation California 2020
    Press Release | October 2019 | Read Article
  • Alan A. Greenberg and Wayne R. Gross make The National Law Journal’s 2019 list of Winning Litigators
    National Law Journal | September 2019 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Partners Selected As The Best Lawyers in America 2020
    Press Release | August 2019 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Announces New Partner Deborah Mallgrave
    Press Release | June 2019 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Recognized for Two “Top Verdicts” of 2018
    Press Release | February 2019 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Again Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
    Press Release | November 2018 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Wins Defense Verdict for AM Law 200 Law Firm Against Heirs of Dairy Empire
    Press Release | September 2018 | Read Article
  • Founding Partners of Greenberg Gross Named in List of Top 100 Lawyers in California
    News | September 2018 | Read Article
  • Three Partners Selected As The Best Lawyers in America 2019
    News | August 2018 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Wins $2.8 Million Jury Verdict in Whistleblower Suit Against Montebello Unified School District
    Press Release | July 2018 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Ranked in Benchmark Litigation California 2018; Both Founding Partners Ranked as Local Litigation Stars
    News | June 2018 | Read Article
  • Daily Journal Names Greenberg Gross One of California’s Top Law Firms
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 2017 | Read Article
  • OC Register: Greenberg Gross Donation to Double Goodwill OC's Career Center Services
    The Orange County Register | May 2017 | Read Article
  • Daily Journal: Greenberg Gross Beats Cravath Bonus Scale
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | December 2016 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Profiled in Daily Journal
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 2016 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Wins $8.5 Million Judgment for Global Engineering Firm
    Press Release | May 2016 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Featured in Coast Magazine's Annual Top Attorneys List
    Coast Magazine | October 2015 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Wins Lawsuit for Global Engineering Firm
    Press Release | June 2015 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Featured in Attorney Journal Magazine
    Attorney Journal | December 2014 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Featured in OC Register Metro Top Attorneys List
    OC Register Metro | September 2014 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross Founders Selected Again For Inclusion in Best Lawyers
    Press Release | August 2014 | Read Article
  • “Classy Office” Featured in OC Register Metro
    OC Register Metro | February 2014 | Read Article
  • Greenberg Gross LLP Wins Jury Verdict for HyperDisk Marketing
    Press Release | October 2013 | Read Article
  • Founders of Greenberg Gross LLP Selected Again for Inclusion in Best Lawyers
    Press Release | August 2013 | Read Article
  • OC Business Journal: Greenberg Gross to Look Both Ways on Trial Work
    Orange County Business Journal | April 2013 | Read Article
  • How They Won It – Greenberg’s $50M Counterpunch
    Law360 | November 2011 | Read Article
  • Developer wins big award
    Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 2011 | Read Article