Alexander R. Safyan
Banking & Financial Services
Internet, Software & Technology
Class Action & Complex Litigation
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
- Harvard Law School
- Loyola Law School, J.D. (cum laude, Order of the Coif)
- University of Southern California, B.A. (magna cum laude)
Alex Safyan is counsel in M&R’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Class Action & Complex Litigation Practice Group. A dynamic litigator known for his fierce advocacy and unflappable demeanor, Alex has successfully litigated disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, trade secret, and employment claims, among others. Along the way, Alex has earned a stellar reputation for his sharp legal analysis and execution of winning litigation strategies.
Alex brings a unique perspective to every matter that crosses his desk, which is a valuable asset to any client. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in some of the largest and most complex class actions in the country and has won and negotiated settlements from both sides of the aisle. Alex also has significant experience advising clients on pre-litigation business disputes and has compiled an impressive track record of resolving disputes early and efficiently.
As a testament to his litigation prowess, Alex has defeated a $100 million proposed antitrust class action alleging price discrimination in the sale of the world’s leading energy shot; successfully opposed summary judgment and helped to write the winning Ninth Circuit brief following trial in a case involving a commercial contract dispute; resolved a multi-million dollar fraud action for pennies on the dollar through aggressive discovery, investigation and motion practice; and secured a complete defense victory in an employment action by demonstrating to the plaintiff at deposition that the case lacked merit and should be dismissed. This is but a sampling of his litigation successes and an example of why he was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2022.
In addition to his legal work, Alex has contributed to the leading treatise and practice guide in California on competition and consumer protection law; published several articles on pressing legal issues; and tutored repeat bar exam takers to improve their essay writing. Alex also has completed a certification program at Harvard Law School focusing on financial analysis and business valuation.