Garrett M. Fahy

Garrett M. Fahy

Associate

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Areas of Practice

Business Litigation
Appeals
Complex Torts
Election Law
Products Liability
Professional Liability

Garrett Fahy is a member of the firm’s litigation and appellate practices. 

Garrett’s litigation practice concentrates primarily on complex business disputes involving intellectual property rights, corporate governance and control, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. He also has significant experience with products liability, professional liability, complex torts, business and probate, and premises liability. He’s represented national and international clients in state and federal actions through all phases of court proceedings and discovery, including the defense of class actions and multi-district litigation (MDL). 

Garrett’s appellate practice includes drafting appellate briefs, writ petitions, petitions for review, and petitions for rehearing in matters before the California Supreme Court and the California Courts of Appeal, concerning business and election disputes. He has also prepared briefs filed in a matter before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concerning physician due process rights in review hearings.

In the transactional realm, Garrett helps clients in various fields (retail, software development, automotive industry, video production, housing) with entity formation, drafting/revising policies and procedures, commercial contract negotiations, responding to demand letters from competitors, and advising on new product offerings, intellectual property issues and legal compliance. He’s also practiced in trust and estate planning, and probate administration. 

Finally, in the election law realm, Garrett regularly represents state and federal candidates, campaigns and initiative proponents in election contests across California before elections officials, trial and appellate courts, and the California Supreme Court.  In connection with this experience, Garrett was appointed in 2018 as a Delegate to the California Republican Party, and in 2019, was appointed by Neal Kelley, the Orange County Registrar of Voters  (ROV), to the OC ROV’s Community Election Working Group, which advises the ROV on election procedures amidst an ever-changing election law landscape. 

Before joining Enterprise Counsel Group, Garrett practiced in the Los Angeles office of an international litigation firm.

During law school, Garrett served as a research assistant to Pepperdine University School of Law Dean Kenneth W. Starr, competed in intramural moot courts as a member of the school’s Appellate Advocacy Team, including the Vis International Commercial Arbitration competition in Vienna, Austria, and also served as a Note & Comment Editor for the Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, for which he wrote a published article on the Supreme Court’s opinion in the Title VII case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007).

Before law school, Garrett worked in a U.S. Senate leadership office, the Senate Republican Conference, where he supported the Senate confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., booked Senators on national cable news programs, drafted editorial articles for placement in national publications, and worked on various political campaigns.

Outside of work, Garrett is active in his church, enjoys vacations with his wife, writes and speaks on political issues, and volunteers on political campaigns in a legal capacity.  Also, in 2019, Garrett was appointed as a Delegate to the California Republican Party (CRP), elected by fellow CRP delegates as a member of the Platform Committee of the CRP, and was appointed by Neal Kelley, the Orange County Registrar of Voters, to the Registrar’s Community Election Working Group, which functions as Orange County’s advisory board on elections. 

Garrett has been selected as a Super Lawyers Southern California “Rising Star” from 2015-2019.

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
  • Represented majority of board of directors of graphics company in board dispute over ownership and management of company: clients secured control of company and recovered stolen intellectual property.
  • Represented physician in dispute with hospital management over suspension of clinical privileges: adverse actions taken against client were reversed without formal proceedings before the hospital or state medical board.
  • Represented commercial real estate owner in twenty-year litigation with former attorney and partners: client prevailed on all claims and retained all disputed property.
  • Represented nationwide home warranty administrator in dispute with warranty retailer: achieved early settlement for client with nominal settlement payment.
  • Represented real estate developer in dispute with project architect over project fees allegedly owed to architect: reversed the parties’ positions and obtained a lucrative settlement payment for the client.
  • Represented retired entrepreneur in successful suit against former spouse whereby client recovered significant assets through pre-trial settlement.
  • Represented political candidate before county registrar of voters during post-election count and challenge of provisional ballots: ensured ballot counting complied with elections laws and procedures, which led to successful election outcome.

Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
J.D. – 2009
Law Journal: Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, Note & Comment Editor

Westmont College, California
B.A. cum laude – 2004
Major: Political Science and History 

  • Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Navigating “Known Unknowns,” with James S. Azadian, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Oct. 2017) Vol. 59, No. 10, p. 22.
  • Minimum Wage, Maximum Liability Exposure, Daily Journal (April, 2016).
  • Offsetting Damages In a Non-Allocated Settlement, with Craig A. Roeb, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 21, 2013).
  • New Year’s Lesson for Professionals: Every Good Deed Will Be Punished, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Jan. 4, 2013)
  • Court Modernization Council Could Relieve Budget Pressure, with Brian D. Fahy, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Dec. 14, 2012).
  • Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007): Faithful to Title VII or Blind to Sex Discrimination? J. of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law, 2 J. Bus. Entrepreneurship & L. 359 (2009).
  • Products Liability In a Connected World, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Dec. 24, 2014). 
  • Federalist Society
  • Orange County Bar Association (Business Litigation, Appellate sections)
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • California Republican Party (Delegate)