On Nov. 27, Asim K. Desai joined the Los Angeles office of Gordon & Rees as a partner in the firm’s Insurance, Tort & Product Liability, Class Action, and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Desai will also serve as co–chair of the Bad Faith/Extracontractual Practice Group.
Mr. Desai has more than 15 years of trial experience, which includes the successful representation of a wide range of clients in multimillion-dollar exposure cases. Mr. Desai is routinely retained to associate or substitute in as trial counsel on the eve of trial in multimillion-dollar exposure cases and has served as regional trial troubleshooter for several of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurers in high-stakes litigated cases. He has handled matters in various areas including insurance bad faith, corporate fraud, commercial litigation, product liability and catastrophic personal injuries.
Mr. Desai has authored numerous articles on trial preparation and techniques, insurance bad faith, unauthorized practice of law and punitive damages, and he is routinely invited to speak for various national organizations such as the Defense Research Institute, the Property Loss Research Bureau/Liability Insurance Research Bureau, the American Conference Institute and the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Mr. Desai earned his J.D. from Southwestern School of Law at Los Angeles and his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.