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Safyan Alexander

Alexander R. Safyan

Alex Safyan is a dynamic litigator and strategist representing clients in complex commercial and class action cases.

Alex represents clients in complex business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, employment, trade secret, and antitrust claims, among others. He has considerable experience defending false advertising, unfair competition, and other consumer fraud cases, as well as prosecuting and defending lawsuits involving business torts and financial fraud. He has earned a reputation for pairing fierce advocacy with a practical, solutions-oriented approach to help clients achieve their goals efficiently and as economically as possible.

While Alex is particularly sought after by clients in the consumer products, technology, and financial services industries, he represents a broad range of clients in class and representative actions. Clients benefit from Alex’s unique perspective gained from having represented both defendants and plaintiffs in large and groundbreaking class action cases. He has obtained major victories and negotiated strategic settlements from both sides of the aisle.

Alex excels as both a litigator and a trusted advisor to clients in contract, partnership, and employment disputes. He has demonstrated an ability to negotiate pre-litigation resolutions of many of these disputes—this by virtue of his talent for aggressively and strategically litigating cases when lawsuits do become necessary.

When he’s not working, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, with activities ranging from basketball and Little League to reading, hiking, and exploring different towns across California.

Harvard Law School (Certificate in Financial Analysis, 2021)
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude, 2011, Order of the Coif)
University of Southern California (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008)
State Admissions
California, 2011
Federal Admissions
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
Service Areas
Business Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Food, Cosmetics & Dietary Supplements
Labor & Employment
Industries Represented
Consumer Products
Information Technology
Financial Institutions
  • Represented the manufacturer of the world’s leading energy shot in a proposed antitrust class action alleging claims under the seldom-litigated Robinson-Patman Act and California Unfair Practices Act; successfully opposed class certification and individual plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment; later defeated follow-on litigation that resulted in a complete defense jury verdict following a three-week trial
  • Represented a gasoline refiner in a consumer class action alleging deceptive and unfair conduct in the advertising of “cash” vs. “credit” prices; helped obtain decertification of the class after class certification was initially granted on another law firm’s watch, paving the way to a highly strategic no-payment settlement
  • Represented investors in a major antitrust class action alleging market manipulation and price inflation in the trillion-dollar credit default swaps market; helped secure a record $1.86 billion settlement and meaningful rules changes to increase competition and transparency in the industry
  • Represented a hospitality company in an employment action involving claims of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and unpaid wages; obtained key admissions from the plaintiff during deposition that led to her counsel withdrawing from the case; subsequently secured a complete defense victory on summary judgment
  • Represented a rising e-commerce company and its founder in litigation brought by its largest competitor for alleged trade secret misappropriation; demonstrated that the competitor’s executives had publicly broadcast its purported trade secrets on YouTube and in podcasts, turning a bet-the-company case into a walk-away settlement
  • Represented a leading fresh meal solutions provider in a business dispute with its largest shareholder over claims of alleged unfair competition; negotiated a favorable, prelitigation business divorce that allowed the client to reorganize and raise additional capital to accelerate its growth plan
  • Represented individual defendants in a fraudulent conveyance action arising from an $11.5 million judgment against a related party; after taking over the case from two previous law firms, engaged in aggressive discovery and strategic investigation that revealed the plaintiff’s spouse had filed for bankruptcy and changed her name; leveraged the bankruptcy filing to disqualify plaintiff’s counsel and resolve the case on extremely favorable terms with the bankruptcy trustee
  • Represented minority shareholders in a partnership dispute involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and gross mismanagement against officers of the company; worked closely with an economic expert to demonstrate financial malfeasance and self-dealing, leading to a valuable buy-out of clients’ interests


  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (2024)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2013–2019, 2022–2024)