Significant Matters

Lead counsel defending national retail franchisor against a putative class action alleging unfair business practices in violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law. Negotiated nationwide settlement providing injunctive relief to 2,740,000 class members. 

Lead counsel defending national retail franchisor against a putative class action alleging violations of California’s wage and hour laws under theories of joint employer and agency. Obtained summary judgment in client’s favor on all claims, finding that the undisputed evidence established that national retail franchisor was not the Plaintiff’s employer or joint employer and, therefore, could not be liable for wage and hour violations of its franchisee.

Lead counsel defending national retail franchisor against a putative class action alleging violations of California’s wage and hour laws under theories of joint employer and agency.

Lead counsel defending national retail franchisor against a putative class action alleging violations of California’s wage and hour laws under theories of joint employer and agency.

Lead counsel defending technology company in consumer class action regarding alleged false advertising and failure to make appropriate disclosure claims from September 1, 2010, to the present. Negotiated settlement and release of claims from approximately 3 million class members.

Lead counsel defending national restaurant franchisor against putative class action alleging violation of California wage and hour laws. Succeeded on two demurrers. Negotiated settlement agreement, including release of claims from state-wide class of thousands of restaurant workers.

Lead counsel defending national restaurant franchisor from putative class action alleging violations of California wage and hour laws. Negotiated settlement, resolving state-wide claims for approximately 1,280 former hourly employees.

Lead counsel defending technology company from nationwide class claims alleging false advertising in regard to gaming console. Succeeded on dismissal of various claims first brought in 2010 before the District Court and Ninth Circuit.