People: Dean A. Martoccia, Partner

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Dean A. Martoccia

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9603
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Mr. Martoccia is a partner based in Los Angeles. He is the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Commercial Litigation Group, and the Chair of the Los Angeles Products Liability Group.  His practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients in a broad range of commercial and business litigation matters, including complex commercial contract disputes and class actions. He also has extensive experience representing corporate clients in products liability and tort litigation, premises liability, labor & employment, intellectual property litigation, and environmental disputes. Mr. Martoccia is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, pre-trial and post-trial litigation, and has tried jury cases in state and federal courts.

Mr. Martoccia is a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt.  Using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies, the SeyfarthLean® approach delivers increased value to clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive demands.  Seyfarth’s commitment to delivering legal services in a new way, with an emphasis on value and continued improvement, has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being “five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm.”  Mr. Martoccia was quoted by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in an article recognizing attorneys pioneering the use of alternative fee agreements.

Mr. Martoccia is a partner based in Los Angeles. He is the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Commercial Litigation Group, and the Chair of the Los Angeles Products Liability Group.  His practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients in a broad range of commercial and business litigation matters, including complex commercial contract disputes and class actions. He also has extensive experience representing corporate clients in products liability and tort litigation, premises liability, labor & employment, intellectual property litigation, and environmental disputes. Mr. Martoccia is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, pre-trial and post-trial litigation, and has tried jury cases in state and federal courts.

Mr. Martoccia is a certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt.  Using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies, the SeyfarthLean® approach delivers increased value to clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive demands.  Seyfarth’s commitment to delivering legal services in a new way, with an emphasis on value and continued improvement, has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being “five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm.”  Mr. Martoccia was quoted by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in an article recognizing attorneys pioneering the use of alternative fee agreements.

Education

  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law (1997)
    Law Review
  • B.S., University of South Florida (1993)
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • All California State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Affiliations

  • Board of Visitors, Southwestern University School of Law
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (former Editorial Board, Los Angeles Lawyer)
  • Board of Directors, Rolling Hills Little League
     

Presentations

  • Southern California (ACCA-SoCal) Chapter Roundtable, Going Viral: What In-House Counsel Need to Know About Social Media
  • Southern California (ACCA-SoCal) Chapter Roundtable, Recent Developments on Protected Communications: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Publications

  • “Razing the Roof: High Court’s Elsner Decision Changes the Way CAL/OSHA is Used at Trial,” San Francisco Recorder
  • “Ninth Outlines Three-Part Test for Class Certification Review,” Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • “Broad Strokes: The California Supreme Court Adopts Expansive View of Discovery Rule in Multi-Defendant Cases,” San Francisco Recorder

Recognition

  • Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2013 “Best Law Firms” for the Los Angeles Commercial Litigation Group
  • Southern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles Charitable Activities and Giving Committee (Co-Chair)
  • Comfort Zone Camp Charity (former West Coast Steering Committee Member)
  • Board of Directors, Rolling Hills Little League