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Alim Malik


Office: Irvine

Phone: 949.851.7458

Fax: 949.752.0597


Alim Malik

M. Alim Malik is the Chairman of the Board of Jackson Tidus, having served as the firm’s President for more than a decade. He is also Chair of it’s Litigation and Environmental Services Group. He has extensive experience in litigating complex business cases before federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies.  Mr. Malik has handled numerous real estate suits relating to large scale developments including partnership, accounting, complex homeowner associations disputes and environmental matters. Mr. Malik has significant experience in advising on environmental compliance matters.

Mr. Malik’s representative experience includes:

• Represented Plaintiff, a 1031 Exchange Company, in real property action against a bank regarding an improper lien recordation that affected a multi-million dollar loan.  Case was settled favorably for client after ten months of intensive litigation.

• Represented Defendants in contract and specific performance claim. Successfully defended against injunctive proceedings and obtained complete payment of all defense fees and costs as part of case resolution.

• Represented Defendant, a seller of land, in action for breach of contract and specific performance brought by Plaintiff, a buyer.  Obtained recovery of attorney’s fees and costs for successfully expunging Plaintiff’s lis pendens.  Plaintiff later dismissed entire action.

• Represented Defendant in case involving lease dispute and removal of a large billboard.  Conducted nine day trial resulting in verdict for Defendant.  The decision was later upheld on appeal.

• Represented a public official in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Government Code and Brown Act.  Successfully defeated the lawsuit by filing anti-SLAPP Motion that was upheld on appeal.  Obtained significant award of attorney’s fees and costs in favor of client.

• Represented Defendant national chemical company in complex trade secret litigation.  Obtained successful settlement from plaintiffs.

• Represented national homebuilder in complex designated class action lawsuit by homeowners.  Obtained favorable dismissal of the actions and obtained fee award for client following successful anti-SLAPP motion.

• Represented former Chief Executive of technology company in Bankruptcy Action filed by Bankruptcy Trustee over Series B financing.Successfully defended CEO at trial. Trial Court decision affirmed on appeal.

• Represented gas station owner in a significant eminent domain case arising from a grade separation project. The property had significant environmental issues that needed attention. Obtained Substantial settlement.

• Represented purchaser of property that had environmental hot-spots relating to the on-going operations of a semi-conductor facility.

• Represented developers and national homebuilder in developing strategies for the abatements of various contaminants that escaped from USTs.

• Represented developers in due diligence acquisition of significant lots including property affected by nearby military base.

• Represented community college district on environmental matters regarding proposed new campus on former military base.


  • State Bar of California
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Chapman University School of Law
  • Former Board of Visitors Member, Chapman University School of Law
  • Gray’s Inn, United Kingdom, Barrister
  • Harvard Club of London
  • Harvard Club of Southern California


  • Harvard Law School
  • Oxford University


  • Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center for pro-bono legal work
  • Project Youth OCBF, Member, Board of Directors
  • Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, “Cyber Risks and Responsive Strategies”, February 26, 2014
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering, “Cyber Law Issues”, February 20, 2014
  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce,“Cybercrime: How To Protect Your Business”, July 17, 2013

Speaking Engagements:

  • Orange County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Symposium, “Data Breach and Employee Privacy Issues,” June 20, 2015
  • Independent Cities Association, “Cyber Security – Is Your City Hall, Police and Fire Department Protected?,” July 11, 2014
  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, “Cyber Risks and Responsive Strategies,” June 18, 2014
  • Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, “Cyber Risks and Responsive Strategies,” February 26, 2014
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering, “Cyber Law Issues,” February 20, 2014
  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce,“Cybercrime: How To Protect Your Business,” July 17, 2013

Classes & Seminars:

  • Successfully Influencing Government Land Use Decisions, UCLA Extension Public Policy Program, October 4, 2007

Published Cases & Works:

  • Contributing author (Damages and Other Monetary Relief) Trade Secrets Litigation & Protection – A Practice Guide to the DTSA and the CUTSA (2022)
  • Out Of State Employees Eligible To Recover Under California Overtime Laws If They Perform Work In California, JDTP Client Alert, July 2011
  • Are California’s Constraints On Arbitration Of Employment Claims in Jeopardy?, JDTP Client Alert, June 2011
  • How to Manage Environmental Risk When Buying or Leasing Real Estate (Co-Author), Smart Business, May 2011
  • How to Protect Your Business Secrets When Employees Depart, Smart Business, March 2011
  • What Legal and Administrative Changes the New Political Landscape May Bring for Employers in 2011 (Co-Author), Smart Business, February 2011
  • Yet Another Employer Trap: Be Careful How You Hire At-Will Employees, June 2006
  • Prevailing Wages: Court of Appeal Decides That General Contractor Not Liable For Subcontractor’s Failure To Pay Its Employees Prevailing Wages, April 2006
  • Court of Appeal Decides that Publicly Financed Land Acquisition does not Subject Project Construction to Payment of Prevailing Wages, December 2005
  • DIR Issues Two New Prevailing Wage Coverage Determinations Dealing with Habitat Restoration, Bank Stabilization, and Fire Protection, December 2005
  • Contributing Author (on Remedies) Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California, The Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California (1st and 2nd Editions)
  • Intellectual Property Aspects of the Draft Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, Center For International Studies, Salzburg, Austria, November 2001
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