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Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

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  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.B.A., the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Bar Admissions

  • 2002, California
  • California state courts
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Northern, & Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California

Daniel M. Hargis


Practice Areas

Daniel Hargis’s practice focuses on business litigation, class actions, corporate governance, intellectual property misappropriation, investor fraud disputes, and employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination. He has experience litigating in state and federal courts and on appeal.

Prior to joining Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Mr. Hargis practiced at a general civil litigation firm, where he specialized in business litigation and consumer class actions.

Mr. Hargis received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a moot court participant and clerked for the United States Department of Justice. He has a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis in finance and management. Mr. Hargis received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Representative Matters
Mr. Hargis has defended businesses in class actions brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, and Invasion of Privacy Act, as well as non-class-action disputes, such as contract and licensing disputes, trade secret and intellectual property misappropriation cases, suits concerning the enforceability of restrictive covenants, ERISA cases, false advertising suits under the Lanham Act, personal injury actions, and cases involving common law tort claims. Highlights of cases Mr. Hargis has handled include:

  • Defense of financial services firm against claims of fraud arising from the issuance of auction rate bonds;
  • Defense of insurer in $100 million software licensing dispute;
  • Representation of bank to enforce guaranty and defend against claims of fraud and breach of contract with respect to real estate development loan;
  • Defense of video-game developer in employment dispute;
  • Defense of retailers in class actions brought under California’s consumer protection laws; and
  • Representation of charity on appeal of $1 million arbitration award assessed against it.

Reported Cases

Tenet 1500 San Pablo, Inc. v. Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Welfare Fund, 2013 WL 75056 (Cal. App. 2013)

Eden Surgical Center v. B. Braun Medical, Inc., 420 Fed.Appx. 696 (9th Cir. 2011)

Hoso Foods, Inc. v. Columbus Club, Inc., 190 Cal.App.4th 881 (2010)

City of Sterling Heights Police and Fire Retirement System v. Abbey Nat., PLC, 423 F.Supp.2d 348 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)

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