Nicholas Gross

Senior Counsel


Nicholas (Nick) M. Gross is a senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP in its Los Angeles office, where he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in both federal and state court nationwide. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Disputes Resolution Practice.

Nick has extensive experience representing commercial landlords and shopping center owners, managers and developers. He also represents private and public entities, directors, officers, financial institutions and other parties in commercial disputes with specific experience in real estate, securities, intellectual property, complex business, and employment matters, litigating in federal and state courts both in California and nationally.

Honors & Awards

  • Bet Tzedek Pro Bono Justice Award
  • Recognized, "Southern California Rising Star," by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business
    • Business Litigation (2017, 2018) 


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2012) 
    • Byrne Trial Advocacy Team
    • Dean's Honor List
  • Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 2002)


  • Speaker, “Online Sales as a Factor in Percentage Rental – What’s Fair?” ICSC 2018 U.S. Shopping Law Conference, Roundtable Discussion, Orlando, FL, October 26, 2018
  • Speaker, "Avoiding the Fraud Trap: Misrepresentations During Lease Negotiations,” ICSC 2017 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, Roundtable Discussion, San Antonio, TX, October 27, 2017


  • Co-author, “Two New Laws Benefitting Commercial Landlords in California Take Effect Jan. 1,” Ballard Spahr Legal Alerts (November 19, 2018)


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California