Dan M. Forman

Practice/Organization Description

For almost 20 years, Mr. Forman has helped his clients obtain the efficient resolution of trade secret, complex commercial and a broad range of employment and labor issues and disputes.

A wide range of enterprises and individuals place their confidence in Dan's advice and counseling, including non-profit corporations, entertainment companies, service providers, financial institutions, garment manufacturers, retail establishments, high tech companies, hospitals, partnerships, and agricultural enterprises. He frequently drafts employment and arbitration agreements, handbooks, policies, and advises about the enforceability of confidentiality and trade secret agreements, including covenants not to compete, collective bargaining, insurance issues, violence in the workplace, termination of employment and severance, WARN Act, accommodation, discipline, leave, and a wide range of wage and hour issues.

Likewise, when necessary, Dan's clients look to Dan for representation in litigation, trial, arbitration and any related mediation or alternative dispute resolution format as he has significant first-chair trial experience. Dan has experience in state and federal courts in single plaintiff employment matters, class action defense, trade secret, contract, unfair business practice, complex commercial, insurance coverage and real property disputes.

Moreover, Dan's business experience expands beyond employment matters as he regularly counsels on a variety of business and legal needs.

Sample Accomplishments:

Favorable resolution of malicious prosecution action during third week of jury trial;

Awarded over $1 million and defeated over $15 million of claims in multi-week commercial arbitration;

Created for-profit subsidiary of non-profit corporation;

Conducted investigation into alleged discrimination and harassment that resolved complaint and prevented potential liability;

Resolved $5-$10 million wage and hour class action through mediation.

Bar Admissions

United States Court of Claims

United States Federal District Courts for the Districts of Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern California



Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1991

University of Wisconsin, French Graduate Studies

Indiana University, B.A., 1986

Professional Associations & Memberships

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem

USC, Health Care Professional program, Lecturer

Georgetown University Alumni Association

Honors and Awards

AYSO Region 69, Coach (Intermediate Certification)

American Red Cross of Southern California, Director

AV rated by Martindale Hubbel

Selected by SuperLawyer Magazine as a SuperLawyer, 2007-2009


707 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 5150
Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

Areas of Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
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