Adil M. Khan

Adil M. Khan


Adil M. Khan is a commercial litigator with a primary focus on commercial disputes, class actions, and labor & employment matters. He has diverse experience in all phases of civil litigation, from the pleadings stage through trial.

Adil has represented companies in a variety of contexts, including asserting claims against former executives and managers for theft of trade secret, unfair competition, and fraud.

He also has wide-ranging experience with consumer class action litigation, including the defense of a publicly traded, for-profit owner of various "trade schools" in multiple class actions alleging claims under Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

His labor & employment work concentrates on the defense of wage-and hour-class actions under federal and state law, as well as individual and multi-plaintiff claims involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Adil has experience in both state and federal courts.

In prior years, Adil gained considerable experience in representing several juice makers in defending claims of false advertising under the Lanham Act.

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  • Representation of publicly traded owner of trade schools in class actions involving claims of fraudulent representations.
  • Representation of credit card processing company in various disputes with former executives and employees based on claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, theft, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Representation of one of the largest clinical laboratory networks in the world in a variety of class action and single-plaintiff cases. Settled class action brought on behalf of thousands of current and former employees after court tentatively ruled against certifying a class on the merits of the claims. Settled multiple single-plaintiff cases alleging wide variety of claims under California Labor Code. Ongoing representation in lawsuits involving claims regarding meal breaks, rest breaks, and retaliation.
  • Representation of the world's largest independent airline catering, hospitality, and logistics company in a variety of lawsuits involving allegations of harassment and discrimination. Resolved multiple single-plaintiff actions alleging an array of claims, including non-compliant wage statements, religious discrimination, and sexual harassment. Ongoing representation in cases involving claims of discrimination and harassment based on language and national origin.
  • Defended Tropicana Products Co., Inc., Welch Foods, Inc. and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. in three separate jury trials involving claims of false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act. All three cases resulted in defense judgments.
  • Litigation Associate, Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro, LLP
  • Student Attorney, Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau and the East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley, CA

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013-2017
  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
  • Member, National Board of Directors, Muslim Public Affairs Council


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2007
    • Executive Editor, Third World Law Journal
    • Recipient, Graduate Student Award for Service for co-founding and serving as Co-President of the South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA)
  • B.A., Political Science and Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Urdu, Conversational