Angela C. Agrusa
Over the past several decades, Angela has been hired in some of the most high-profile cases filed across the country. Angela and her team are strategic and aggressive client advocates. Angela fiercely defends those whose image is challenged by courtroom allegations – many of whom have invested millions in their brand; reputation integrity is critical and she has a proven track record of preserving this vital asset. Angela also tactically navigates the role politics play in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion, and often works with clients in finding administrative or legislative alternatives and strategies in addressing multi party and class litigation. As a trial attorney, Angela obtains winning verdicts and successfully defeats cases in their nascent stages. In the last five years alone, she has successfully defended brand holders in over 50 putative class actions with combined potential exposure over US$100 billion.
She is ranked as one of California’s top lawyers. The Los Angeles Daily Journal consistently names her among the “Top Women Lawyers” in California, and Los Angeles Magazine consistently ranks her as a “Top 100 Lawyer.” In 2019, the Los Angeles Business Journal honored her as Los Angeles’ Litigator of the Year.
Angela is a member of DLA Piper’s Executive Committee.