When complex disputes arise, whether in an offensive or defensive posture, it is critical to have counsel you can trust to handle them quickly and effectively.
Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP is comprised exclusively of seasoned trial and appellate attorneys who have handled complex cases through every stage of litigation. Former partners at some of the country’s premier law firms, our litigators have the insight and experience necessary to face any adversary.
We are uniquely focused on our clients’ business needs. While we regularly go to trial and win, there are often other means of resolving disputes that better serve our clients’ interests. As a case progresses, we routinely advise our clients as to the merits and costs of continued litigation, all with the goal of identifying and obtaining the most advantageous outcome. The attorneys of Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP have deep experience representing clients through the full panoply of alternative dispute resolution procedures, from early neutral evaluations to facilitative mediations to bracketed or unlimited arbitrations.
The firm litigates across many industry sectors, including financial and legal services, entertainment, media, energy, consumer products, technology, and manufacturing.
We represent clients as plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of subject areas, including:
Business Torts & Unfair Competition
Our clients compete aggressively. The attorneys of Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP help them avoid potential liability traps along the way. We defend clients against business tort claims, lawsuits brought under the California Unfair Business Practices Act (Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500), federal antitrust laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We also handle cases that involve allegations of interference with contract, false advertising, fraud, and violation of non-compete or non-solicitation agreements. Let our experience be your competitive advantage.
Almost every business relies on contracts with others to succeed. Be they vendors or customers, consultants or lenders, employees or licensees, these relationships provide the framework within which most profitable businesses operate. When a dispute arises in any one of these relationships, an entire business can be temporarily or permanently damaged. The attorneys of Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP are experienced in helping businesses navigate these contract-based conflicts in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. Our goal is the same as that of our clients: resolve the problem quickly and with the most minimal impact on the business. We put decades of experience managing the complex conflicts of companies large and small to work for every matter. With our attorneys as advisors, our clients are secure in the knowledge that they will get back to business as usual as soon as possible.
Entertainment & Media Law
Our entertainment and media team represents clients in the motion picture, television, sports, Internet, publishing, theater, and digital media industries, helping them resolve the disputes that can hamper their success. The attorneys of Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP handle a wide range of legal matters on behalf of entertainment and media firm clients, including contract disputes and business torts, intellectual property litigation, defamation claims, and claims based on publicity and privacy rights.
From hydraulic fracturing and alternative energy to green construction and product development, environmental issues can lead to conflicts between parties. Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP attorneys focus on helping businesses forge ahead while ensuring compliance with ever-evolving regulatory requirements. We are experienced litigators who can handle permit appeals, enforcement defense, administrative rule challenges and contamination-related trials and arbitrations on behalf of companies in the energy, consumer goods manufacturing and chemical manufacturing sectors. With extensive public and private sector experience, our attorneys make sure that our clients can maintain regulatory compliance and achieve business success.
Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP attorneys know that the healthcare industry is unique. With so many industry players often at odds – health care providers, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, medical device manufacturers and managed care organizations, not to mention government agencies and administrative authorities – the field is riddled with continuously evolving case law and high stakes outcomes. Our attorneys have handled complex, high-risk cases and are well-prepared to face off with any adversary.When these cases go to trial, we navigate complicated fact patterns and massive document productions to marshal the evidence necessary to prevail. When it suits our clients’ interests, we also resolve disputes out of court through arbitration, mediation or negotiation. We have handled cases that call for myriad expert witnesses and for the interpretation of scientific, technical and medical data. We know how to manage these cases and, more importantly, we know what it takes to win them.
Insurance Coverage & Recovery
Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP‘s insurance coverage and recovery practice benefits from the combined experience of attorneys who have recovered tens of millions of dollars for policyholders through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We have litigated major property and casualty insurance claims, as well as claims involving insurance coverage for directors & officers liability, professional services liability, business interruption, environmental liability, intellectual property, employment practices, workers’ compensation, and financial insurance. We share this strategic advantage with each of our clients. In other words, we’ve got you covered.
Home to Silicon Valley, California is a wellspring of innovation and creativity. To remain successful, technology firms must vigorously and relentlessly protect their intellectual property. Disputes regarding valuable intellectual property assets require sophisticated legal counsel able to access a constantly evolving legal landscape. Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP‘s attorneys represent clients in a wide range of complex matters on behalf of technology and new media companies. Whether in pre-litigation counseling or hard-fought litigation, we are thoughtful and aggressive in protecting our clients’ interests. Our practice includes litigation of disputes regarding all types of creative assets, including copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks. We protect your existing intellectual capital so that you can create more of it.
Partnership & Close Corporation Disputes
Whether the conflict within a closely-held business involves the ouster of a board member or investor, tensions between minority and majority stakeholders, or the fallout from a difference in management style or approach, our attorneys provide the sound judgment and cool heads required to handle matters with as little business interruption as possible. Through a collaborative process or litigation, we find solutions that focus on a clear path forward for our clients’ businesses.
Allegations of malpractice can devastate the reputation and business operations for professionals and their firms. Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP attorneys have extensive experience navigating the complex and sensitive area of professional negligence as it applies to law firms, financial services firms, and a variety of other professional services. Not only are we equipped to help clients prevent these claims through internal investigations and counseling on regulatory and ethics compliance, but our attorneys can also tackle the full spectrum of problems that can emerge after a claim has been made. Our attorneys have represented clients, including large multi-national law firms, in defending claims of professional malpractice. In each case, we provide the necessary experience and strategic thinking to maximize our clients’ chances of a seamless return to best business practices and continued success.
Huang Ybarra Gelberg & May LLP attorneys represent clients in all aspects of securities litigation, whether before the Securities Exchange Commission, in nationwide class actions, or shareholder disputes. Our experience covers a wide range of securities claims including accounting and disclosures issues, insider trading, and allegations of wrongdoing by brokers and other professionals. Our attorneys have worked closely with the Securities Exchange Commission and stay abreast of the latest developments in the law to bring the best possible legal representation to our clients.
While other firms may be rigid about fee structure, we actively work with our clients to find the best arrangements to meet their goals.
Finding solutions that fit the business needs of our clients sets us apart from the pack.