SKH clients Narconon International and ABLE, licensors of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program, faced a wrongful death action in Los Angeles Superior Court that alleged they had sought to religiously convert a woman who died in their care. SKH brought an anti-SLAPP motion to strike the religious conversion allegations, and the trial court denied that Read More
When Body Glove, the iconic Southern California surf brand, was facing a federal court trial and exposure to a $50 million damages claim, it called on Scheper Kim to lead it out of the storm. Body Glove and its equity owner Marquee Brands hired SKH just six weeks before trial to battle claims of breach Read More
On February 21, 2019, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, affirmed in its entirety a judgment for client Jonathan Roth, who was accused by an alleged former business partner of breach of a partnership agreement and fraud. Billionaire real estate investor Steve Gordon sued Roth over allegations that he and Roth had formed a Read More
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019 PEGGY DAYTON HAS BEEN ELEVATED TO PARTNER. Peggy Dayton represents clients in both civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Her practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including appeals, in both state and federal court. In civil matters, Ms. Dayton has represented clients in fraud actions, contract disputes, Read More
A team from SKH, led by partner Bill Forman, brokered a settlement valued at approximately $60 million for its client, the Boy Scouts of America, in a probate action in San Diego County. In re Estate of Allen C. Weiss, 37-2017-00021877. The firm opposed a petition by the administrator of the decedent’s estate that sought Read More
Scheper Kim & Harris prevailed in enforcing its clients’ right to arbitrate in David K. Brandon v. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc. Kathy Farkas and Alex Lowder obtained a ruling that the firm’s clients, a commercial real estate firm and a real estate salesperson, were entitled to enforce an arbitration clause in Read More
Marc Harris has been inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Marc joins Dave Scheper as a Fellow in this prestigious organization. ACTL Press Release
Scheper Kim & Harris LLP has been listed in “Band 1″ of California firms specializing in white collar defense and government investigations, according to the 2017 edition of the authoritative Chambers USA guide to leading law firms. Marc Harris and David Scheper were also ranked as “Band 1″ attorneys in this category.
In a published opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment secured by Scheper Kim & Harris partners David Scheper, Alexander Cote and Angela Machala in Mulligan v. Nichols, et al., Case No. 14-55278. The plaintiff, former Deutsche Bank vice chairman Brian Mulligan, had been arrested by two Los Angeles police officers, and Read More
Scheper Kim & Harris partner Angela Machala and associate Alex Lowder obtained a dismissal of their client, a registered nurse, on what was scheduled to be the first day of trial in criminal court for abuse of a dependent adult at a skilled nursing facility. The California Attorney General’s Office dismissed SKH’s client “in the Read More
In a groundbreaking decision, the California Court of Appeal issued a stunning rebuke of the University of Southern California in a campus sexual assault case, finding that the university had failed to honor the due process and procedural rights of one of its student before suspending him for misconduct. The appellate court issued a 37-page Read More
Angela Machala •Honored as one of the Southern California Rising Stars’ Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Lawyers, Los Angeles Magazine; June 2015
Ms. Machala was honored in Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Southern California Rising Stars’ Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women. She has been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Citing back-to-back wins against the government in recent trials, The Recorder has named Scheper Kim & Harris its “White Collar Litigation Department of the Year.” In an article recognizing the accomplishments of the firm, The Recorder highlighted trial wins in a securities fraud case against the Securities and Exchange Commission and a tax fraud case brought Read More
Alexander Cote has been recognized once again as a “Southern California Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine.
SKH Leads Successful Defense of Fortune 300 Company Investigated for Alleged Criminal Violations of the Clean Water Act
Scheper Kim & Harris recently led the successful defense of a Fortune 300 company being investigated for alleged criminal violations of the Clean Water Act, resulting in a non-prosecution agreement.
Angela Machala has been recognized as a “Southern California Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine in 2015, for the third year in a row.
Richard Drooyan has been appointed the Implementation Monitor by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to monitor the Sheriff’s Department’s implementation of the recommendations of the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence empaneled by the Board in October of 2011.
SKH Obtains Federal Court Injunction Prohibiting iPhones From Being Sold Overseas By Major Wireless Client
Scheper Kim & Harris partners Jean Nelson, Gregory Ellis and Alexander Cote obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of client Verizon Wireless in Los Angeles federal court against a criminal enterprise that acquired subsidized iPhones from Verizon Wireless under false pretenses and resold them overseas for a profit. United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer Read More
Scheper Kim & Harris partners Alexander Cote and Julio Vergara obtained an arbitration decision in favor of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc. in a $4 million suit brought by a disgruntled real estate investor. The plaintiff sued Marcus & Millichap claiming to be an inexperienced investor who was misled by real estate Read More
A federal jury in Los Angeles acquitted a former Senior Vice-Executive of United Mizrahi Bank on charges that he helped clients of the bank hide accounts in Israel to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. In a resounding verdict, the jury found Shokrollah Baravarian not guilty on all counts after only four hours of deliberations in Read More