Richard J. Grabowski

Richard J. Grabowski
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92612-4408
Phone: (949) 553-7514
Fax: (949) 553-7539
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Lawyer Profile:

Richard Grabowski is Partner-in-Charge in Irvine, and his practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of class actions. Richard has represented class action defendants in numerous state and federal courts. He also has extensive experience in trade secret, unfair competition, and licensing disputes.

Richard is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California. He is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association (Business Litigation Section), and a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
Trial Practice
Product Response Team
Class Action Litigation
Commercial Disputes
Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation
Korea Practice
Bar Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1986
Honors: Order of the Coif

California State University, Long Beach, California, 1983
Honors: With Great Distinction

Published Works:
2005 California Employment Law Legislative Update, 2005

2004 California Employment Law Legislative Update, 2004

Strategies for Securing and Protecting Your Firm’s Domain Name, Leader’s Legal Tech Newsletter, 2000

Cherry Picking, House Counsel, 1999

On the Road, California Law Business, 1999

The use of ADR in employment litigation, Orange County Business Journal, 1998

Representative Cases:
Applied Medical Resources defends against trade secret theft claims and prevails in malicious prosecution trial
Applied Medical Resources successfully pursues breach of licensing claims against Scion (2009)
Arch Wireless prevails in putative class action relating to national paging system outage pursues tort/unfair business practices claims against Visa
Cole National challenges California restrictions on business and financial relationships between opticians and optometrist or ophthalmologist (2009) defeats class certification in a proposed Illinois class action involving Internet website marketing defends putative class action for violations of Credit Repair Organization Act (2009) obtains summary judgment in Illinois consumer class action successfully settles nationwide class action in Northern District of California
Dense-Pac Microsystems pursues patent infringement action relating to microchip stacking technology (2009)
Experian defends putative class action for false advertising and unfair business practices
Experian obtains favorable settlement of claims for false advertisement
Experian successfully defends class action for advertisement (2009)
Experian successfully defends putative class action alleging false advertising and unfair business practices
Experian successfully defends putative class action for false advertising and unfair business practices
Experian successfully pursues Lanham Act claims against LifeLock (2010)
Harman prevails in industrial process licensing dispute
JBL defends against litigation claiming breach of nondisclosure agreement and theft of trade secrets (2009)
Texas Instruments prevails in patent infringement dispute with Tessera relating to certain packages for semiconductor devices
Verizon Wireless successfully defends putative class action claiming unfair business practices and false advertising
Westinghouse Electric prevails in trade secret and fraud action related to fiber optics
West Practice Categories:
Business & Commercial, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor, Franchising, Lemon Law, Litigation & Appeals

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