Allan E. Ceran
Partner - Los Angeles
Al Ceran has devoted his 31 years in the practice of law to complex civil litigation. Mr. Ceran has tried in excess of 30 cases, many of them to juries, and handled numerous appeals. Mr. Ceran is equally comfortable in state and federal court.
Mr. Ceran graduated from UCLA School of Law, where he served as Chief Article Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Immediately after graduation, he clerked for the Honorable John F. Gerry, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Upon his return to Los Angeles in 1980, Mr. Ceran entered private practice.
Mr. Ceran is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has extensive trial experience. He has handled litigation matters in California and throughout the United States in a variety of substantive areas, including corporate governance, real estate, trade secrets, antitrust, unfair competition, trademark, employment, contracts, securities, and shareholder derivative actions.
In recent years, Mr. Ceran tried a trade secrets claim to verdict, arbitrated a claim for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty before the N.A.S.D. on behalf of a securities dealer, tried a shareholder derivative action in Los Angeles Superior Court, completed a bench trial in an action to cancel an oil and gas lease, served as co-counsel to a major retailer in several unfair competition class actions in the Central District of California, served as co-counsel to an international energy trader in various consolidated antitrust class actions pending in the Southern District of California, litigated a series of trade secret actions on behalf of a publicly-traded staffing company and defended an Internet entrepreneur in a defamation action arising from its activities on the internet.
Mr. Ceran also has extensive experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution and has himself served as a volunteer settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
- Batchelder v. Kawamoto
- Berger v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
- Stone Street Capital, LLC v. California State Lottery Commission
- Depositions, September 1983
California Continuing Educaiton of the Bar
- Lis Pendens: A Provisional Remedy, March 1983
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