Dien Le, an attorney with The Alvarez Firm, brings more than two decades of sophisticated business and civil litigation experience. His current practice primarily focuses on business, employment, and elder abuse litigation as well as disputes relating to probate, trust, and conservatorships.
Dien has represented clients including Fortune 500 companies, public utilities, property management entities, trade associations, and government agencies. Clients he has represented include Verizon, Blue Cross, Delta Dental, Credit Suisse First Boston, Broadspire Services, AstroCosmos Metallurgical, California Amplifier, National Stores, LB Property Management, and Oxnard Union High School District.
Dien represents clients in a wide range of disputes in state and federal courts throughout California, including those involving breach of contract claims, wrongful termination, wage/hour, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, and fraud. He also advises clients on intellectual property matters, including registering trademarks and copyrights.
Specific examples of Dien’s representation include:
Defense judgment for Fortune 50 corporation in binding employment arbitration case. In this matter, two former supervisors sued the corporation for age discrimination, breach of contract, and whistleblowing after being terminated for violation of the company’s alcohol and drug use policy.
Defense verdict after jury trial on behalf of employer whose ex-employee alleged wrongful termination and discrimination based on race and age. The jury agreed with the defense that the employee’s performance as a sales manager deteriorated over time, the company then went through severe cost cutting measures, and the position was eliminated irrespective of the employee’s race or age.
Successfully obtained a high six-figures settlement on behalf of a former veterinary medicine resident against a major public university for failing to follow its own policies and procedures regarding termination and non-discrimination on the basis of disability, and not accommodating the resident’s diagnosed and known learning disability in violation of the FEHA resulting from the unlawful termination.
Summary judgment on behalf of landlord/property owner of a high-rise apartment building on the Wilshire corridor in Westwood after tenant sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal property damages from a fire which she claimed was caused by the landlord’s negligence. Successfully moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the tenant’s claims for personal property damages were barred because the tenant failed to obtain renter’s insurance as required under her lease.
Anti-SLAPP Motion granted on seven out of eight causes of action in favor of the dog rescue client in defamation case. Cross-complainants dog boarding business claimed slander, libel, IIED, intentional interference with contract, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, assault, and trade libel when the dog rescue posted a Facebook video on how to prevent heatstroke in dogs to support a friend whose dog had died under the boarder’s care. The Court agreed that video and comments posted on the Facebook page were protected speech in a public forum on issue of public interest.