Lorenzo E. Gasparetti is a member of the Complex Litigation Group, Co-leader of the Business & Corporate Disputes team and Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. In his multiple roles, Lorenzo is able to marshal the legal talent and resources both locally and across the United States to tackle the range of commercial litigation affecting our clients in various industry sectors. His teams are not only vastly experienced, but tremendously diverse.
Lorenzo himself has handled a wide array of commercial disputes for local, national and international businesses. Currently, his practice focuses on commercial litigation affecting two of Reed Smith’s largest client bases – the life sciences and financial services industries.
In particular, Lorenzo regularly provides consultation and serves as lead counsel for Reed Smith’s pharmaceutical and medical device clients on a full range of contract matters, including collaboration, co-promotion, joint venture, license, distribution, pricing, manufacturing, supply and distribution disputes.
Additionally, he is frequently called upon to defend bank and lender clients in both individual and class actions involving claims of unfair business practices (CA Business & Professions Code Sections 17200) and violations of federal and state laws and regulations governing mortgages and other consumer lending transactions.
Lorenzo also has substantial experience in the defense of law firms and attorneys sued for legal malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest. He has achieved victories for major national and international law firms, handled disqualification proceedings and successfully negotiated confidential settlements before the commencement of litigation.
These professional liability cases typically involve complex underlying litigation and transactional work, such as in connection with large-scale real estate and construction projects.
Lorenzo is a conscientious and dynamic lawyer, partner and leader. Throughout his practice and management experience, he has honed his advocacy and consultancy skills and possesses a unique ability to understand the issues that his clients are facing and help them to find the most advantageous and optimal solutions.
He has also developed excellent communication and leadership skills, which enables him to provide guidance and support to his teams and give them the same confidence to work in the direction that is best suited to the needs of the clients.
- University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1988, J.D.
- University of California, Berkeley, 1984, B.A.
- University of Padova, Italy, 1982
Professional Admissions & Qualifications : California
Court Admissions : All State and Federal Courts – California
Professional Affiliations :
- State Bar of California, Litigation Section
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Board of Governors
- ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability
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