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Dylan Crosby

Associate, Litigation Department


Dylan Crosby is an associate in the Real Estate practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's San Francisco office. He is a trusted advisor to clients across diverse industries, including, energy, real estate development, construction, transportation, agriculture and timber, mining, and technology companies.

Mr. Crosby regularly advises clients on a variety of sensitive business concerns, from commercial disputes, corporate governance, regulatory inquiries and investigations, to environmental and land use, torts, and class actions. He handles all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. Mr. Crosby also has extensive experience handling litigation under the California and federal open records laws (e.g., California Public Records Act and Freedom of Information Act), and mandamus proceedings under California law.

While attending law school, Dylan specialized in environmental and land use law and graduated with the school's inaugural Environmental Law Certificate, which he helped design the prerequisites for.


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star for Northern California (2018-2020)


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), Order of the Coif, 2014
  • University of California Santa Cruz, B.S., 2010


  • Defended cryptocurrency exchange in $100 million contract and corporate governance dispute.
  • Represent battery energy storage company in multi-million-dollar dispute concerning the demolition of a decommissioned power plant in Moss Landing, California.
  • Defended international project development and construction firm in disputes concerning the construction of railway extension projects in San Francisco, Santa Clara County, and Los Angeles County, California.
  • Defended contractor in a multi-party dispute concerning the construction of a large commercial and residential building in downtown San Francisco, California.
  • Represented client in lawsuits concerning the development of several parcels of undeveloped land on Cannery Row in Monterey, California.
  • Defended client in $56 million lawsuit concerning deal to purchase personal protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., latex gloves).
  • Represented California public utility company in lawsuits concerning construction of natural gas facility and battery energy storage projects.
  • Represented county and landowner in connection with public nuisance and air pollution lawsuits involving a 900-acre rock quarry located in Napa County.
  • Defended municipality in lawsuit challenging ordinance banning transportation, handling, and storage of coal at bulk port terminals.
  • Defended municipality in CEQA lawsuit challenging municipality's termination of residential use at a marina located on Public Trust lands.
  • Defended municipality in CEQA lawsuit challenging municipality's approval of a residential development project in coastal zone.
  • Represented trucking company in CEQA and APA lawsuit challenging CARB's amendments to its Truck and Bus regulations (John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. v. State Air Resources Board (2018) 12 Cal.App.5th 77).
  • Represented biofuels company in CEQA, APA, and CPRA lawsuit challenging CARB's approval of Low Carbon Fuel Standards regulations (POET, LLC v. State Air Resources Board (2017) 12 Cal.App.5th 52).

Practice Areas

Appellate Litigation

Complex Litigation and Arbitration

Environment and Energy

Land Use



Real Estate




California Bar


Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D. 2014

Santa Clara University, B.S. 2010

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