Commercial Litigation


We represent plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of commercial disputes, in federal and state courts and in arbitration or mediation.  Our lawyers often intervene before litigation arises, advising clients seeking to avoid legal action.  When litigation is necessary, however, our opponents know we won’t crumble on the courthouse steps.  We have tried over 250 cases to jury verdict, and earned a national reputation as skillful advocates.

We are winners of the prestigious California Lawyer Magazine 2012 CLAY Award (California Lawyers of the Year) in Litigation, and we are routinely featured in “The Best Lawyers in America,” among countless other honors.

Our clients include domestic and international corporations, with businesses in technology, manufacturing, retail, securities, and securities ratings.  We also represent high-profile individual clients.   We have successfully handled disputes involving:

  • Bad faith
  • Breach of contract
  • Corporate investigations
  • Environmental litigation
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intentional Interference with Business Relationship
  • Labor and employment
  • Real estate litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Shareholder Derivative Suits
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

A sampling of our commercial litigation experience includes:

  • Massive copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation jury trial in MGA Entertainment’s epic battle with Mattel; won judgment of $309 million.
  • Won $4.8 million compensatory and $1.4 million in punitive damages in breach of contract, fraud and conversion jury trial.
  • Won jury award of $300 million in compensatory and $50 million in punitive damages after five-month business fraud jury trial in Los Angeles.
  • Defense verdict for a client university in a multi-million dollar, six-month fraud and misrepresentation jury trial; plaintiffs were students in its inaugural law school class. The jury awarded them zero damages.
  • Represented, through jury verdict, a lawyer charged with engineering the largest insurance fraud case in the history of California; a massive RICO prosecution over an alleged $200 million dollars’ worth of over-billing insurance carriers for legal fees.
  • Successfully represented Little Tykes toy company in trademark infringement case in United District Court; confidential settlement in favor of client.
  • Represented plaintiff in $100 million bad faith insurance litigation in United District Court; confidential settlement in favor of client.
  • Represented law firm in “whistleblower” lawsuit by former head of its billing department who alleged fraudulent billings; defense verdict for client.
  • Represented a real estate owner and operator in a billion-dollar breach of contract and partnership dispute.
  • Represented a real estate developer in a $100 million partnership dispute.

Latest News

  • Jennifer Keller selected to list of Top 100 Lawyers in California
    October 2, 2018

    Jennifer Keller has again been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals’ list of “The Top 100 Lawyers in California.” This is her eleventh appearance on the list. Ms. Keller’s selection is another in the line of her many recent statewide and national awards as one of the nation’s most highly regarded trial lawyers …

  • Jennifer Keller selected to “Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame”
    September 19, 2018

    In a special awards ceremony in San Diego on September 15th, the California Lawyers Association named Jennifer Keller to the “2018 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.” According to the California Lawyers Association (CLA), “this award is bestowed upon attorneys who have excelled as trial lawyers and whose careers exemplify the highest of values and professional attainment.”  

  • Law360 article: “Keller/Anderle Adds Veteran Atty With Prolific Trial Skills”
    August 25, 2018

    Law360 recently  interviewed new Keller/Anderle partner Reuben Camper Cahn.  He said he was drawn to Keller/Anderle given that its founders got their start in criminal defense. In a climate in which settlements are increasingly dominant in the commercial litigation space, Keller/Anderle routinely takes its cases to trial — an arena for which he feels he is best suited.

  • Jennifer Keller selected “Best Lawyer®” for commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and white collar criminal defense
    August 15, 2018

    Jennifer Keller, a nationally prominent trial attorney at Keller/Anderle LLP in Irvine, has been named by Best Lawyers®’ 2018-19 as a Best Lawyer® in the practice areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and white collar criminal defense. […]