About Dominic Valerian
Dominic Valerian is an experienced civil litigator focused on representing injured employees and consumers in complex cases. He has successfully prosecuted class and mass actions involving false advertising, unfair competition, breach of contract, privacy, and wage and hour claims. Dominic has also handled high stakes personal injury, wrongful termination, commercial, and professional liability cases.
Dominic grew up in Oakland, graduated from UC Davis with honors and earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors team.
Dominic began his career at the international law firm Dewey Ballantine (later Dewey & LeBoeuf) defending commercial and consumer cases. In 2009, Dominic returned home to the Bay Area and joined Gallo LLP, a litigation boutique focused on prosecuting consumer class and mass actions. Dominic was promoted to partner in 2012 and has played a key role in many of the firm’s significant cases, including Bottoni v. Sallie Mae, which eliminated an estimated $76 million in collection charges from the student loan obligations of some 40,000 Californians, a series of actions against for-profit culinary schools, which recovered tens of millions of dollars for students misled to believe they would become chefs, and various online privacy cases.
In 2020, after ten successful years with Gallo LLP, Dominic proudly joined his wife Xinying at Valerian Law to continue fighting for justice for his clients.
Dominic is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.