Experience

Significant Victory in Multimillion-Dollar California Class Action for Men’s Retailer

Secured a significant victory for our client, a men’s clothing retailer, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs alleged that late fees assessed by the retailer violated California consumer fraud laws.  After filing and arguing a motion to dismiss, the plaintiff voluntarily withdrew the claims without any monetary payment or any other relief. 

Class Action in Large IoT Liability Case for Plaintiff Against Automotive Manufacturer

Serves as lead counsel for three certified plaintiffs’ classes totaling an estimated 400,000 to 500,000, in a case alleging that various cars and trucks suffer from a series of cybersecurity defects that render the vehicles susceptible to being hacked in a way that would allow the hacker to remotely control the vehicles’ operational and safety systems, including acceleration, braking, steering and ignition. Claims include breach of warranty and violations of various states’ consumer protection statutes.

Resolved $60 Million Dispute in Mediation Weeks Before Trial

Retained as trial counsel 10 weeks before trial in a case with five defendants and more than $60 million in controversy. Claims included breaches of fiduciary duty, civil theft, conversion, and unjust enrichment. The case was resolved through mediation just before trial.

Trial Counsel in $240 Million Suit for College Brought By Colorado Attorney General

Served as counsel in a first-of-its-kind, five-day preliminary injunction hearing, winning a complete victory for a large career college, in which the Colorado Attorney General’s office sought 21 separate, broad injunctions. Subsequently tried a four-week bench trial against consumer protection and lending claims where the Colorado Attorney General sought $240 million. A decision in the matter is pending.

Defeat of 21 Injunctions Against Private University

Defeated a request by the Colorado attorney general for 21 separate injunctions sought against a private university. After a five-day preliminary injunction proceeding, the court rejected each of the state’s requests finding they had no reasonable likelihood of success on the merits.