Aalok Sharma | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Aalok Sharma
Aalok Sharma

Aalok Sharma

Partner, Los Angeles

Overview

A partner in the Firm's US Disputes Group, Aalok has a domestic and international practice focusing on complex business disputes.

Drawing on his extensive experience in this area, he helps clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in high-stakes litigations in federal and state courts, as well as before arbitral tribunals.

Companies to have benefited from his representation operate in diverse industries, including social media, real estate, hospital, advertising, accounting, manufacturing, banking and energy. Chair of the Firm’s Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group, he has considerable hands-on knowledge of disputes in these sectors.

A committed defender of his clients’ interests, Aalok brings insight and strategic acumen to cases involving such complex issues as privacy and defamation, trade secrets and unfair competition, as well as contract, real property and corporate governance disputes.

His successful track record has earned significant recognition within the legal community. In 2011, he was recognized by two leading California legal newspapers, the San Francisco Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Daily Journal, as one of the "Top 20 Lawyers in California Under the Age of 40".

Aalok's key clients include Children's Hospital Los Angeles, SunCal Companies, Valero Energy Company and McKinley Children's Center. He also acts as international outside counsel to Facebook Inc., a position which gives him responsibility for all the company’s international litigation.

In addition to his other roles within White & Case, Aalok is the Hiring Partner of the Los Angeles office and Chair of its Associates' Committee.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California

Education

  • JD, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • BA, Economics, University of Washington

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Publications

  • Late Fees Protected From Class Action Attack by White & Case Victory, California Litigation Report, September 22, 2006, (co-author)

Awards & Recognition

Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, 2011

“Top 20 Under 40”