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Dale J. Giali

Dale J. Giali

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Dale Giali is a litigator who has represented a number of the world's largest multinational corporations in complex food, beverage and consumer product false advertising counseling and litigation, including defending consumer class actions and prosecuting and defending competitor lawsuits. He regularly practices in state and federal trial and appellate courts in cases involving false advertising related to nutrition and health claims, claims involving "natural" and transgenic products, alleged violations of the FDCA/NLEA, PPIA, FMIA and Lanham Act (and state counterparts), state and federal warranty claims and violations of state consumer protection laws. He is recognized by clients and peers for his imaginative defense strategies, his understanding of the industries he serves and for his successful results on behalf of the firm's clients.

Dale also has significant experience in franchise relationship counseling, and in litigating allegations of antitrust violations, unfair business practices, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, business torts, and franchise agreement violations.

Benchmark Litigation 2018 recognized Dale as a Local Litigation Star for class actions and The National Law Journal recognized him as a 2017 Litigation Trailblazer. Dale practices within the firm’s Food & Beverage, Class Action and Consumer Protection practice groups, each of which was recognized as a Law360 practice group of the year. In 2014, Dale was identified by Law360 as one of four "MVPs" in the United States in the field of class action litigation. Dale has been listed in Legal 500 several times, including in 2013 as a "Leading Individual" for trade secret misappropriation litigation and was named to the Hall of Fame in 2017. He has also been repeatedly recognized as one of Southern California's Super Lawyers. Dale is regularly quoted in news publications regarding legal developments involving false advertising of consumer package goods.

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