Andrew S. Gahan

Associate

Costa Mesa
T +1.714.966.8875
F +1.714.754.6611

Overview

Andrew Gahan represents companies in commercial litigation matters, with particular experience related to breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty matters. He also has experience related to California consumer litigation. To achieve objectives that will best serve his clients, Andrew balances a focus on the details with a big-picture perspective, and applies the tenacity he developed as a professional athlete to each case. His prior law firm experience assisting with corporate law matters gives him a greater understanding of how legal decisions will affect the client’s organization.

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  • Representing a financial services company in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract and fraud action.

  • Successfully represented an electronics distribution company in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract and fraud dispute.

  • Obtained summary judgment for a start-up company in a multimillion-dollar negligence action.

  • Assisted in the representation of a major pharmaceutical company that resulted in favorable settlements in multiple product liability actions.

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Experience

  • Representing a financial services company in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract and fraud action.

  • Successfully represented an electronics distribution company in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract and fraud dispute.

  • Obtained summary judgment for a start-up company in a multimillion-dollar negligence action.

  • Assisted in the representation of a major pharmaceutical company that resulted in favorable settlements in multiple product liability actions.

  • Assisted in the representation of a medical device company in a breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets action.

  • Assisted in obtaining a favorable settlement on behalf of a major laboratory testing company in a breach of contract action.

  • Assisted in defending a pet food manufacturer against claims brought under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition Law, and False Advertising Law.

  • Assisted in the representation of a medical device and technology company in a breach of contract action involving a commercial lease.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Assisted in representing a disabled man in an action against his family for fraud, dependent adult abuse, dependent adult neglect and conversion in an effort to recover money wrongfully taken from him. Led the investigation, drafted and filed the complaint, overcame a demurrer and motion to strike, and conducted discovery.

  • Assisted in the representation of the family and the estate of Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, who was killed in Benghazi in September 2012, in a lawsuit against Defense Base Act insurer and insurance broker, resulting in a favorable settlement. Also assisted in related damages claims filed against the CIA and the State Department, resulting in modifications to CIA and State Department policies on contractors killed in action. The case and its outcome was covered extensively by the media, including the Associated Press, the Washington Post, Fox News and ABC News.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Chapman University School of Law, 2014, magna cum laude; Salutatorian; Senior Articles Editor, Chapman Law Review
  • B.S., Finance, San Diego State University, 2010, summa cum laude