Gary Ganchrow

Shareholder

555 S. Flower Street
30th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 683-6535


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Education

Yeshiva University
B.S. and top honors in Psychology, Cum Laude, 1989

Fordham University
J.D., Cum Laude, 1992

Practice Areas

Mr. Ganchrow began his legal career and honed his litigation and trial skills defending insurance companies in high-stakes “bad faith” lawsuits brought by policyholders. In 1996 he joined Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian, where he soon became a shareholder. He has spent the last 20+ years litigating a wide variety of business, banking, employment and contract matters, while also providing practical legal and employment advice to a variety of commercial enterprises and individuals.
Professional Experience:
Mr. Ganchrow has approximately 25 years of litigation, trial and appellate experience in both State and Federal courts. A brief sampling of Mr. Ganchrow’s wide-ranging litigation experience includes:
  • His defense and prosecution of individual and class action wage and hour lawsuits
  • His defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, non-compete and ADA lawsuits
  • Obtaining defense trial verdicts and judgments of punitive damages “bad faith” lawsuits
  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of a mezzanine lender in a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought against it by an investment banking firm
  • Successfully negotiating a pennies-on-the-dollar “coupon” settlement in class action consumer unfair business practices lawsuit
  • His successful representation of a public entity at the trial and appellate court levels in complex pension litigation
  • Successfully compelling a non-profit corporation to reinstate a corporate officer and director who was being frozen out
  • His successful defense and prosecution of trade secret misappropriation claims
  • Prosecuting a federal Administrative Procedures Act against the FDIC
Mr. Ganchrow regularly advises California businesses, both start-up and established, regarding statutory and regulatory compliance, and has represented corporate fiduciaries with respect to issues relating to compensation and corporate duties.
Sample Publication and Speaking Engagements:
  • “Manual Transmission” – The Effect of Employment Manuals, Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 22, 2008
  • “Take It or Leave It” – The California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and the Notice Requirements, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 5, 2008
  • “Embracing Give and Take” – The Interactive Process Under the FEHA, Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 26, 2008
  • “At-Will Power” – How Employers Can Protect Themselves From Wrongful Termination Lawsuits, Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 7, 2008
  • Instructor to the Employment/Labor and Family Law sections of the OCPA, “The Ins and Outs of Employee Medical Leave Under the California Family Rights Act and
  • Family Medical Leave Act” – November 18, 2008
  • MCLE Ethics Instructor, “The Move to Disqualify” – January 25, 2011
  • “Can You Be Sued for Your Tenant’s Actions, ,” Apartment Owners Association News – November, 2011
  • “Minimizing Legal Exposure When Hiring Resident Managers,” Apartment Owners Association News – December, 2011
  • “Payment of Resident Managers: A Clash of State and Federal Law” – Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 28, 2016
  • “Title II and the Unruh Act: Proving Discriminatory Intent” – Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 4, 2017
  • "Scope of Bank Info Privacy is Uncertain" - Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 19, 2017
Pro bono:
Mr. Ganchrow has served on the Board of and performed pro bono legal work for of various non-profit organizations. Mr. Ganchrow also runs the interest-free loan fund for Anshe Emes Synagogue.