DTO Law

California

Address:
700 S. Flower Street, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
California

Telephone:+1 213 335 6999
Fax:+1 213 335 7802
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Founded in 2019 by former BigLaw attorneys with decades of experience tackling thorny, complex legal issues, DTO Law handles matters on behalf of a variety of clients ranging from startups to Fortune 50 companies. Filled with a burning obsession for superior results, DTO lawyers are strategically aggressive in the pursuit of their clients’ goals. Rather than focusing only on the matter in front of them, they focus on their clients’ larger business goals—what matters and what doesn’t—so they can tailor their litigation strategies to their client’s business objectives. 

 
DTO’s mantra is straightforward: great success is not born of half-measures. Rather, success requires unparalleled, unflinching, compulsive commitment to both the mission and the principle of excellence.

 
Companies facing the threat of a class action often turn to DTO to navigate those waters and secure the best result. DTO’s attorneys have handled over 125 threatened or filed class actions and are recognized by their peers as leaders in the field. DTO has had success in all phases of class actions: resolving threatened class actions, obtaining dismissals at the pleading stage, compelling a case to arbitration, defeating class certification, winning motions for summary judgment, and negotiating favorable settlements in tough cases.

 
Having represented plaintiffs and defendants in the intellectual property arena, DTO is adept at both protecting intellectual property and protecting businesses from accusations of infringement. Its substantive experience includes patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and domain name disputes. DTO litigators have handled over 100 IP disputes in federal court. 

 
In addition to its deep class action and intellectual property litigation experience, DTO has handled litigation relating to breaches of contracts, partnership and founder disputes, fraud claims, employment disputes, mass torts, and products liability claims. DTO’s extensive mediation experience serves it well in that department: it has handled over 300 mediations, and one of its attorneys is a certified mediator.

 
DTO also has extensive appellate experience. It has had great success defending clients’ successful trial court victories on appeal, including issues of first impression. Its litigation team includes four former federal clerks, and its lawyers have bar admissions to the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

 
On the deal making side, the firm’s lawyers help clients develop strategic plans compatible with overall business strategy. In its capacity as real estate counsel, DTO has assisted a variety of clients, including investors, property owners, tenants, developers, and lenders with the purchase, sale, development, and financing of real property transactions.


DTO also has deep experience managing challenging issues in the areas of technology, commercial solutions, and sourcing to achieve critical business objectives. The firm’s attorneys work hard to understand business needs and bring their business acumen to guide transactions and offer creative solutions.


The firm has significant experience handling complex business and commercial finance transactions. Trusted by large financial institutions, DTO’s attorneys keep abreast of changing business environments that affect their clients’ needs and tirelessly work to become trusted advisors.


In 2020, DTO was profiled by leading legal publication the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, which also named the firm a “Top Boutique” law firm in the state of California.


Awards and Recognition: 
DTO’s lawyers have been recognized time and again for the results they have achieved on behalf of their clients and their reputation in the legal industry. A sampling of the recognition its attorneys have received over the years includes:

  • “2022 Best Lawyers” (The Best Lawyers in America)
  • “2021 Visionaries” (L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine)
  • “2021 Outstanding Firm for Diversity & Inclusion (USA)” (Chambers and Partners)
  • "Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • "Top Women Lawyers” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • “Super Lawyers” (Super Lawyers Magazine - Southern California)
  • “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (Super Lawyers Magazine - Southern and Northern California)
  • “Minority Leader of Influence” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • "Leaders in the Law” (Los Angeles Business Journal)
  • "2020 Top Boutiques” (Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal)
  • "2020 Law Firm MVP" (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms - NAMWOLF)
  • "Top Latino Lawyer” (Latino Leaders Magazine)

 

Diversity: DTO does not pay lip service to diversity. It embodies it.

The firm is 100% owned by women and people of color, and the firm is a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). In 2020, DTO was honored by NAMWOLF as its “Law Firm MVP.” Each year, the award recognizes a law firm member for its outstanding achievement in advancing NAMWOLF’s mission of promoting diversity and inclusion by fostering the relationship between preeminent minority and women-owned law firms and corporations and public entities. Additionally, the firm and/or its lawyers are members and/or leaders of various organizations that promote diversity and inclusion in the legal field, such as the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and Foundation, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), ChIPs, the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). One of the founding partners serves as Vice Chair of NAMWOLF and another is on the Executive Council of LCLD.  All of its partners were LCLD Fellows. The firm’s attorneys also speak and publish regularly about diversity and inclusion-related topics.


Updated Oct 2021