Since joining the firm in October 2011, Delavan J. Dickson has defended a wide variety of clients in employment class actions, discrimination lawsuits, complex real estate matters, and intellectual property disputes involving trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. His representative experiences include prevailing in an arbitration where an award of over $850,000 was made in favor of his client despite the opposing party seeking more than $10 million in damages, prevailing on a state court appeal of a decision in which his client convinced the lower court to dismiss two of the opposing party’s three remaining causes of action just before trial, successfully opposing motions for conditional class certification in two different nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions, and also persuading a court to compel a statewide class action to arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dickson clerked for the Honorable Dale S. Fischer, United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Mr. Dickson graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2007, and graduated from Pomona College with a B.A in Politics in 2004.
Mr. Dickson is admitted to practice in both New York and California.