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Abirami Gnanadesigan Listed as a Woman of Influence by Los Angeles Business Journal

April 26, 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Abirami (Abi) Gnanadesigan, Los-Angeles based member in the firm’s Business Litigation practice group, was selected to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women of Influence: Attorneys” list. The special section was published in the Los Angeles Business Journal on April 26, 2021. Gnanadesigan’s profile can be seen here.

According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Women of Influence list for attorneys recognizes an impressive cross-section of L.A.’s top female attorneys who practice with distinction. Those included are being “recognized for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.”

Gnanadesigan’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation, and she represents corporations, financial institutions, employers, and court-appointed receivers in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal court, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. She has extensive experience handling state and nationwide class action lawsuits on a variety of issues, including wage and hour claims, California’s Unfair Competition Law, and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Outside of her practice, Gnanadesigan contributes to the legal industry through membership in professional organizations, such as the South Asian Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is committed to giving back to the community and dedicates part of her practice each year to pro bono work. She served as a law clerk for the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance helping clients to obtain crucial medical benefits. Gnanadesigan has volunteered for Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project, at which she helped clients obtain restraining orders against their abusers. She is also actively involved with the Alliance for Children’s Rights, helping families obtain guardianships and formal adoptions of children who would otherwise be left to the foster care system.

Gnanadesigan received a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a B.A. from the University of Southern California.