Todd M. Lander is Chair of the Litigation Department and has previously served on the firm's Executive Management Committee. A litigator specializing in shareholder disputes and intellectual property matters, Mr. Lander is motivated by anything that stokes his creative furnace. He relishes the challenge of large, complex cases. In addition, Mr. Lander excels at the most essential component of the art of persuasion —the ability to reduce the complex to the simple and in the process effectively convey his client’s position to judge and jury.
Shareholder disputes covering myriad issues
Mr. Lander handles shareholder disputes covering myriad issues relating to corporate management and operations, ranging from governance issues and the disputed direction of the company to the suppression of the rights of minority owners, buyouts, compensation paid to principals, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, and other torts.
Large intellectual property practice
Another major part of Mr. Lander's practice is litigating intellectual property cases relating to trademark and copyright disputes, design and utility patents, and trade secrets. He also handles real estate and general business litigation matters.
Trial and arbitration expertise
Mr. Lander has handled jury and bench trials in both the state and federal courts, and has arbitrated many disputes before numerous tribunals, including the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appellate Board, the NASD (now FINRA) and the Independent Film and Television Alliance. He also has shepherded numerous matters before the California and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, resulting in four published opinions.
Mr. Lander was named to the "BTI Client Service All-Stars 2015" list, one of only 354 selected attorneys nationwide. He has been rated a Southern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2018 to 2021.