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Practice Areas

Business Litigation

Attorneys at Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, have more than a century of collective experience litigating business disputes and a reputation for success. We have represented businesses of all types — publicly held corporations, privately owned…

Appellate Advocacy

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney’s LLP work does not end when the court dismisses an action or the jury returns its verdict. Our lawyers also excel at appellate advocacy. We have successfully handled many appeals in the state and federal appellat…

Consumer Class Actions

We have extensive experience in defending consumer and advertising class actions. We have successfully resolved a number of cases brought by both class action counsel and lawyers pursuing claims as a “private attorney general”. We have represente…

Contract Disputes

Most professionals abide by the principle that when they sign a legal contract, all parties governed by the contract will abide by its terms. When a competitor, colleague or other party fails to obey the terms set forth in a contract or legal agreeme…

Fraud Claims and Business Torts

In order to run a business smoothly and profitably, business owners and executives have to be able to trust their employees, colleagues, vendors and peers. Fulfilling contracts and honoring one’s responsibilities is perhaps the most important p…

Intellectual Property Disputes

Great businesses come from great ideas, and a business’s intellectual property is what makes it unique. As small business owners ourselves, we know firsthand how strongly business owners feel about protecting the ideas that have contributed to…

Trademark Litigation

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP has experience in trademark litigation and counseling. We have litigated trademark infringement and trademark dilution cases. Among other cases, our lawyers have successfully represented a large, publicly traded toy…

Real Estate Disputes

Real estate investments are a significant expense for many businesses, and they can be vital to an overall growth strategy. For this reason, disputes involving these transactions are often highly contentious, with substantial assets on the line. At G…

Securities Litigation

Our attorneys have experience in claims against public and private companies, accounting firms, officers and directors, brokerage houses, and investment advisors under federal and state securities laws. We have successfully defended shareholder fraud…

Trade Secret Disputes

We have represented businesses in various trade secret and unfair competition disputes. Our lawyers have successfully protected businesses—public and private, large and small—in their efforts to enforce covenants against employees not to disclose…

Employment Litigation

Even the most careful and responsible employers can find themselves embroiled in disputes with employees and executives. These disagreements can be a costly distraction, taking the focus off the essential operations of a business. At Gordee, Nowicki…

Employment Class Actions

At Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, we are a premier resource for businesses in Southern California. From our office in Irvine, we assist business owners, directors and executives throughout Orange County and Southern California. Our attorneys hav…

Government Contracts

The federal, state and local government marketplace presents a tremendous business opportunity, but it is not without its unique risks. At Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, we represent businesses in all aspects of federal, state and local governme…

Contract Compliance and Regulatory Counseling

We advise clients regarding contract interpretation and regulatory requirements unique to government contracts, including cost allowability; the Cost Accounting Standards; the Truth in Negotiation Act; intellectual property and data rights; gifts and…

Contract Negotiation and Competition Counseling

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP provides advice and support for all aspects of competing for and negotiating government contracts and subcontracts. We assist our clients in preparing bids and proposals, help to ensure that their proposals satisfy…

Cost Allowability and Cost Accounting Standards

We provide counseling regarding the allowability of costs under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the application of the Cost Accounting Standards. We also draft and negotiate Advance Agreements, assist in responding to federal audits, and repr…

Disputes and Claims

Litigation is a core strength of the firm. We represent prime contractors and subcontractors in all matter of disputes before the Federal Court of Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeals, and state courts. We have represented clients with respect to m…

Ethics Issues and Compliance Programs

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP provides advice regarding ethical issues that arise when dealing with federal, state, and local governments. These issues include limits on gifts and gratuities provided to government employees; organizational confl…

False Claims Act Litigation and Appeals

Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP has significant experience representing traditional and non-traditional government contractors in actions brought under the federal and California False Claims Act (“FCA”). We have represented clients in such ma…

Federal, State, and Local Bid Protests

In contract competitions, is not unusual for a disappointed bidder to contest the award decision. In some cases, a bidder may feel that it has been unfairly denied a competitive opportunity when the government awards a contract without competition. W…

Fraud and Internal Investigations

We have conducted compliance reviews and internal investigations involving a wide variety of practices and systems, including kickbacks, procurement integrity, labor mischarging, estimating systems, gratuities, cost transfers, and withholding of cost…

Health Care Litigation

We provide effective counsel in health care law matters throughout Orange County and Southern California. Our practice combines in-depth knowledge of the health care industry, extensive litigation experience and a tireless desire to help our clients…

Billing and Reimbursement Disputes

Excessive billing and other misconduct by health care providers can be a tremendous burden on health plans. At Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, we protect our clients’ businesses and bottom lines by guiding them through dispute resolution, i…

Regulatory Investigations

The strict regulatory environment and abundance of stakeholders in the health care industry continue to make it one of the most difficult industries in which to do business. At Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, based in Irvine, California, we help…