Founder and Managing Partner
The Los Angeles Business Journal today published its list of the “Top Litigators in Los Angeles,” naming Scali Rasmussen Managing Partner, Christian Scali. Of the more than 350 nominations, only 50 professionals were selected. The list, according to the publication, includes those lawyers who “go to the proverbial mat to fight for their clients.” This is the second consecutive year that Scali has made the list.
Scali’s diverse automotive industry practice includes advertising, consumer finance, data security, employment, franchise, corporate control and ownership, flooring, reinsurance, debt financing, privacy and trade secret protection advice and counsel and litigation.
“Chris’ industry expertise has made him a go-to litigator for the auto industry,” said Partner Halbert “Bert” Rasmussen. “He is one of the best at finding creative, efficient resolutions to complex and sensitive disputes.”
Scali’s experience includes complex and high stakes litigation, including franchise disputes, lender liability, reinsurance and flooring disputes, consumer and wage and hour class action defense, executive compensation litigation, trade secret misappropriation and corporate shareholder and partnership disputes. Scali is known throughout California for his work for the retail automotive industry in a series of advertising lawsuits brought against it under California’s Unfair Competition Law and as a Defense Steering Committee member in the infamous Trygar case against every new car dealer in California over alleged illegal leasing practices.
Scali Rasmussen’s attorneys are thought leaders in the automotive industry, often called upon to provide their opinions on new and trending issues on auto distribution and franchise, F&I, employment and advertising issues. The firm drafted the CNCDA’s 2015 and 2017 Advertising Law Manuals, providing auto dealers with practical guidance on advertising practices.