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Leader, Class Action Defense Team; Vice-Chair, Appellate Practice Group


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 70%
    16 years, 100 cases
  2. Appeals: 20%
    16 years, 25 cases
  3. Advertising: 10%
    16 years


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Cash, Check

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Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP

44 Montgomery St #400
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2015
Legal Elite: Class Action Defense Lawyer of the Year-CaliforniaCorporate America2015
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP2004 - Present
CounselO'melveny & Myers, LLP1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Class Actions SubcommitteeN/AN/A
State Bar of California, Litigation and Antitrust & Unfair Competition DivisionsN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aguiar v. California Sierra Express, IncWin
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Publication nameTitleDate
BNA Class Action Litigation ReporterCrossing the (Border) Line: The Adverse Consequences of FCPA Enforcement Against Foreign Companies Acting on Foreign Soil2010
BNA Product Safety & Liability ReporterAn End to Fraud-on-the-Agency Claims: Buckman Preemption2009
Class Action WatchRecent Wave of Case Law Rejects “Concealed Defect” Class Actions2009
Aspartore BooksCoordination Programs and Strategies: The Essential Basis for Successful Product Liability Defense2008
Diversity & the BarA Checklist for Defending Class Actions: 20 Best-Practice Tips2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pomona College (Claremont)N/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GACC EventFood Labeling Requirements & Litigation2013
LLDCA ConferenceHot Auto Class Action Topics: "Concealed Defects, Secret Warranties, and Other Claims"2012
RoundtableRecent Developments in Wage-and-Hour Class Action Litigation2004