Andrew J. Garofalo

Position: Employment Law Attorney
Categories: Employment Law

Andrew J. Garofalo is a Senior Litigation Attorney at the firm and has been in practice over 15 years.

Andrew currently focuses on business litigation, breach of contract, personal injury defense, residential and commercial lease disputes and appeals.

He has represented clients on insurance claims settlements and appeals, contract litigation, all phases of criminal defense, professional negligence, entertainment litigation, motion practice, legal research and memoranda, depositions, written discovery, pre-trial preparation, and trial (second chair).

Prior to attending law school, Andrew’s career was focused in the Entertainment industry, first as the Executive Assistant to Larry Jacobson, General Manager at Giant Records/Warner Bros. Records, where he assisted in the general management of the record label, including promotion, marketing and sales departments, A&R (artists and repertoire), and drafting and reviewing contracts. Later, he was the Executive Assistant to David Benveniste, President of Velvet Hammer Music & Management/Streetwise Concepts & Culture, where he assisted in the management and development of artists, organized show public relations and tour schedules, reviewed and drafted contracts, and secured and managed artist endorsements.


Southwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctor, – 2008

University of California, Santa Cruz – Bachelor of Arts, Modern Literature – June 1998


California State Bar No. 266545
State Bar of California, December 1, 2009
United States District Court for the Central District of California – December 1, 2009


  •   People v. Kapoor: Second-chaired ten-week criminal trial of physician accused of over- prescribing medications to Anna Nicole Smith. Obtained acquittal on six felony charges.
  •   California Medical Board v. Kapoor: Administrative proceedings against physician accused of over-prescribing medications to Anna Nicole Smith.
  •   People v. Goldman: Counsel for Defendant in a highly publicized “hit-and-run” action.

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  •   Ehrenberg v. Visconti: Counsel for Defendant in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding arising from the collapse of entertainment payroll company Axium International, Inc.
  •   L.A.C.M.A. v. Aetna Health of California, Inc.: Counsel for physicians and medical associations in a class action against insurance company for unfair competition.
  •   Perrie v. Perrie: Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant on patent claims related to casino games.
  •   Regdalin Aviation, LLC v. Steele Aviation Group, LLC: Obtained a favorable settlement for corporate Plaintiff in a breach of contract, conversion, and fraud action related to Hawker and Gulfstream Aircrafts.
  •   Sharp v. Larriva: Defeated police officer’s interlocutory appeal in the Ninth Circuit of an order denying appellant summary judgment sought on the basis of qualified immunity.
  •   Bullock v. Deluxe Logistics, Inc.: Set aside a six-figure default judgment and achieved an abandonment of all claims by Plaintiff.
  •   Emperor Entertainment v. Tata Simonyon: Achieved an abandonment of all claims by Plaintiff concert promoter in a breach of performance contract action against a famous international musician.
  •   MAP v. Lebanese Arak Corporation: Obtained favorable settlement for Plaintiff in a Federal Unfair Competition and Trademark action related to imported alcoholic beverages.
  •   Peikin v. Aletheia Research and Management, Int.: Co-counsel for Plaintiff in a partnership dispute between co-founders of asset management firm Aletheia Research and Management.
  •   SAW-AVP Partners, LLC v. Pircher, Nichols & Meeks: Obtained highly favorable settlement for Plaintiffs in a legal malpractice action stemming from a law firm’s conflicted representation of members of a real estate ‘fund of funds’ formed by Plaintiffs and then-Arden Realty CEO, Richard Ziman.
  •   Karsin v. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton: Counsel for Plaintiffs in a legal malpractice action where defendant law firm failed to prosecute breach of fiduciary duty claims against a trustee de son tort for losses exceeding 10 million.
  •   Whitewave Foods Co. v. Environmental Management Corp.: Obtained highly favorable settlement for Plaintiff client in a construction defect case.