Gaurav is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Hughes Hubbard.
Gaurav is involved in all areas of complex commercial litigation, and has significant experience in international litigation, contractual actions, real estate litigation, products liability, class action defenses, and labor and employment disputes. He also has experience with corporate reorganizations and corporate governance issues.
Gaurav is a member of the firm's Diversity Committee. He received his B.A. with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Member, International Bar Association
Member, California Bar Association
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
Selected General Litigation Matters:
The Boeing Company, et al., v. KB Yuzhnoye, et al.: Defend foreign rocket and space company in $300+ million breach of contract suit by a domestic aerospace company
IMT Capital 11525 Blucher, LLC v. NMS Properties, Inc., et al.: Represent real estate firm in dispute over easement exclusivity
Second Street Corporation v. Exceptional Innovation, Inc., et al.: Represent U.S. subsidiary of multinational electronics company in contractual dispute with California luxury hotel
Black Ridge Oil & Gas v. Peerless: Represent online gaming company in arbitration over marketing and profits related to online poker websites
Neuport Associates, LLC, et al., v. Cameron Newton, et al.: Defend villa rental company in contractual dispute over luxury rental property.
Coordinating national defense counsel in personal injury actions against youth services client
Marciano v. Fahs (Christie’s, Inc.): Represent former auction house employee in claims brought by former auction client alleging theft of art and property
Reilly v. Boy Scouts of America: Represent youth services provider in defense of claim alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Selected Class Action and Employment Litigation Matters:
Frausto v. Sparkletts Waters of North American, L.P., et al.: Represent bottled water company in defense of a consumer class action alleging claims of unfair competition, false advertising, and violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
Choi v. Globecomm Systems, Inc.: Represent leading global provider of managed network communication solutions in contractual dispute with former agent
Moreyra v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., et al.: Defend health care company in wage and hour class action regarding time-keeping practices
DiSimone v. DS Waters of America, Inc.: Represent bottled water company in defense of consumer fraud class action alleging deceptive advertising practices
Diesto v. Fresenius Management Services, Inc., et al.: Represent defendant in wrongful termination action by former employee.
ICO Development, LLC v. Saman Shams, et al.: Represent managing partner of venture capital firm against claim for alleged contractual interference with employment contract
Dolbee v. InterMedia: Represent magazine publisher in breach of contract and wrongful termination claim.
Thompson v. Vitamin Shoppe: Represent nutritional supplement retailer in defense of wage and hour class action and representative Personal Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims alleging unfair employment practices
Selected Corporate Reorganization Matters:
Representation of the trustee of Lehman Brothers, Inc. in a historic SIPA liquidation bankruptcy proceeding.
IndyMac Bank Depositor Cases: Represent Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in its handling of depositor claims in several actions arising out of closure of IndyMac Bank
Selected Corporate Governance Matters:
Representation of a leading manufacturer of radio frequency power, imaging, and semiconductor solutions regarding corporate governance issues
Selected Product Liability Litigation Matters:
Fosamax/Alendronate Sodium Drug Cases: Represent major pharmaceutical manufacturer in coordinated proceedings involving allegations of personal injuries caused by prescription drug use