Wellman & Warren was founded in 1982, and since that time has built a nationally recognized Multi Level Marketing and Business Litigation law practice in a wide spectrum of areas including transactional, corporate, and regulatory.


Wellman & Warren has obtained trial victories in landmark, precedent-setting cases both locally and internationally. Wellman & Warren broke new legal ground in California when it prevailed in the first successful permanent regulatory taking claim in the state, obtaining a judgment worth approximately $24 million its their clients in Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes. Internationally, Wellman & Warren has the distinction of being the first law firm to bring a foreign country to trial in a United States District Court for violation of internationally recognized rights in Siderman v. Republic of Argentina.

Orange Coast Magazine named Scott Wellman and Stuart Miller two of the twelve “Most Talked About Lawyers” in Orange County due to their work in the First Amendment area.

Over the years, Wellman & Warren has represented and counseled over 300 multi level marketing and direct sales companies. These companies range in size from start-up ventures to multi-million-dollar entities. During this period, Wellman & Warren has negotiated on behalf of its clients with over 30 regulatory agencies across the country, including the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration, offices of various state attorneys general, and the Department of Justice. We are experts in mlm law.

Latest News

  • Scott Wellman Defends MLM Company from SEC

Scott Wellman Defends MLM Company from SEC

  • May 24th, 2019

SEC Claims Company Touting Potential Cryptocurrency Riches Was a Pyramid Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission claims Daniel Pacheco offered investors an opportunity to speculate in cryptocurrency when he was operating a fraudulent pyramid […]

  • Wellman & Warren defends FTC investigation of MLM Company

Wellman & Warren defends FTC investigation of MLM Company

  • May 4th, 2016

Wellman & Warren, LLP has, once again, successfully defended a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation of a Multi-Level Marketing company. Due to the private and confidential nature of the investigation, Wellman & Warren […]


Co. Accused Of Pyramid Scheme Says It Was Framed By SEC

  • August 22nd, 2019

Law360 (August 14, 2019, 6:08 PM EDT) — The founder of multilevel marketing company IPro accused the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday of essentially setting it up to take the fall for […]



  • May 23rd, 2016

Most Multilevel Marketing companies claim that their list of distributors is a proprietary asset of the company. When a departing distributor uses the list to solicit other distributors to follow him or her to […]

  • Legitimate MLM Company or an Illegal Pyramid Scheme

Legitimate MLM Company or an Illegal Pyramid Scheme

  • January 19th, 2016

By:  Scott Warren, David Van Sambeek, Scott Wellman*
There has been a recent surge of enforcement actions by governmental agencies claiming that that certain network marketing companies are illegal pyramid schemes.  The most notorious of […]

  • MLM Business Litigation

MLM Business Litigation

  • March 16th, 2014
Since our founding in 1982, Wellman & Warren has served as the authority in business litigation matters involving multi-level marketing issues. We specialize in four practice areas that include: cross recruiting, non competition violations, breach of contract and policy and procedure violations.

The philosophy of Wellman & Warren is to provide its clients with the personalized attention they seek and obtain the best possible resolution of their legal issues.

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