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
Loyola Law School (J.D., Order of the Coif)
University of Southern California(B.A., magna cum laude)
Alexander R. Safyan
Alex Safyan is counsel in M&R’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Practice Group. A dynamic litigator who has successfully handled an array of cases from inception through trial, Alex has experience litigating disputes involving antitrust, fraud, unfair competition, consumer protection, breach of contract, trade secret, and employment claims, among others. Along the way, he 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. Specifically, he has worked on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in some of the largest and most complex class actions in the country, and has obtained and defeated class certification in numerous matters. Alex also has experience advising clients and mitigating their litigation risks as general counsel, which experience he uses to manage cases aggressively but efficiently.
As a testament to his courtroom 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 and motion practice after taking over the case from two previous law firms; and secured a complete defense victory in an employment action after convincing the plaintiff to dismiss his case because it lacked merit. This is but a sampling of his litigation successes.
In addition to his legal work, Alex has held leadership roles in various state and local bar organizations; published several articles on pressing legal issues; contributed to the leading treatise and practice guide in California on competition and consumer protection law; and tutored repeat bar exam takers to improve their essay writing.