Giovanna A.Ferrari


Gina focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, and class action defense. She frequently serves as lead trial and arbitration counsel in "bet-the-company" cases throughout the US.

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Clients call on Gina when they have high-stakes fraud and contract disputes, and to advise on their Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance ("ESG") Initiatives. Gina focuses on commercial and business counseling and litigation for all industries, with an emphasis on the financial services, government contractor, and retail/hospitality industries. She defends companies against contract disputes, fraud and misrepresentation claims, securities fraud and director and officer liability claims, common law and statutory business tort claims, and California statutory consumer fraud claims. Gina also has experience defending and prosecuting misappropriation of trade secret claims, construction claims, and real estate disputes. She has litigated employment matters including wage and hour class actions, discrimination and harassment claims, and California Labor Code violation claims.

Gina litigates bet-the-company cases nationwide. She is uniquely qualified to bring her institutional knowledge of client culture and goals to high-stakes matters wherever her clients face those disputes. Based on her extensive trial experience, she effectively analyzes business and financial risk. Those skills aren't only applied in litigation. Her experience helps clients develop annual business goals and forecast overall litigation risk.

For many firm clients, Gina is the go-to trial counsel. She is on several elite panels to handle complex matters. Gina is also on several firm client teams focused on helping clients meet and set business goals. She is the co-Chair of the firm’s Impact & ESG practice group that helps companies provide an improved ESG structure that impacts all their stakeholders, long-term.

Gina is incredibly practical in all of her cases. She does what needs to be done to win—nothing more and nothing less. Gina is also solutions-oriented. Her goal is to get the client to yes, not to be overwrought about risk. She crafts creative and alternative solutions that may not be apparent at first blush. Since she's frequently working with witnesses and jurors on a variety of complex matters in highly-regulated industries, she learns different and new business models, technical matters, and how to communicate with different personalities with ease.

  • JD, University of San Francisco School of Law

    Magna cum laude

  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles
    Political Science
  • Certification from Berkeley Law in Sustainable Capitalism & ESG, August 2022
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California
  • California Supreme Court