Germain Labat advises and represents substantial business entities and executives in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution forums. Germain’s litigation practice focuses on all manner of complex business disputes, including securities litigation, commercial litigation, corporate governance and shareholder litigation, commercial real estate litigation, and class action defense. His wide-ranging list of clients includes both public and privately held companies in the financial services, technology, energy, retail and commercial real estate sectors.
Germain is a forceful advocate in the courtroom with significant trial experience in jury and bench trials of complex and lengthy matters, as well as in proceedings before arbitration panels and alternate dispute resolution bodies, including mediation, arbitration and private judging (for example, under California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 638 & 639, and before the American Arbitration Association and JAMS/ Endispute). Germain is also experienced in conducting internal investigations and counseling clients and their boards of directors on pre-litigation strategy and planning. He is fluent in Spanish.
Germain joined Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office in 2002, after spending his first years of practice with a large firm based in Silicon Valley.