Navi Dhillon focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. He efficiently resolves disputes involving a variety of business concerns, including natural resources, environmental, technology, securities, contract disputes, land use, agriculture, air pollution, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. For several years in a row, Mr. Dhillon has been instrumental in securing numerous major victories for clients in controversial matters. In 2017, Law360 recognized Mr. Dhillon as a “Rising Star,” an honor given to only three environmental lawyers under 40 in the United States.
Mr. Dhillon handles all aspects of civil litigation, including filing and responding to complaints, motion practice, depositions, mandamus proceedings, bench and jury trials, and appeals. He has successfully opposed multiple preliminary injunction motions seeking to block construction of highly controversial projects and secured favorable judgments for clients in a range of cases.
Mr. Dhillon is a go-to lawyer in California for disputes involving all levels of government. He has successfully defended or prosecuted cases involving various municipalities, counties, and state and federal agencies. Recently, the United States Department of the Interior announced that it was terminating a federal rulemaking process in response to litigation filed by Mr. Dhillon.
He also worked on a significant pro bono matter in an effort to protect an endangered species of salmon in California’s Muir Woods that resulted in what the Daily Journal recognized as a “historic” agreement and ran as a cover story.
Mr. Dhillon’s clients span a diverse range of industries, and include renewable energy companies, railroads, large-scale developers, water districts, wine companies, hospitals, public utilities, national retailers, municipalities, and technology companies. With his clients always top of mind, Mr. Dhillon employs creative and cost-effective litigation strategies to advance their goals.
Outside of his work for the firm, Mr. Dhillon is highly engaged within the legal community. He is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco and was selected to be a member of the McFetridge American Inn of Court. In his spare time and for the past several years, he has coached local high school mock trial teams.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Dhillon served as a law clerk for more than two years to the Honorable John E. Munter of the San Francisco Superior Court’s Complex Civil Litigation Department. As a law clerk, Mr. Dhillon managed more than a hundred high-stakes, complex civil litigation matters, and worked on more than a dozen trials, including jury trials. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and as a law clerk for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco.
Mr. Dhillon graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 2011.
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