Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans 23 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition. His Class Action Defense Blog is updated almost daily, contains more than 2,000 searchable pages and is routinely read by many in the legal community.
Michael has substantial experience representing corporations (particularly financial institutions and manufacturers) and real estate developers, owners and managers. He has significant experience in class actions and unfair business practice representative actions (section 17200), as well as business torts such as misappropriation of trade secrets and raiding of corporate employees, ADA claims, and all phases of commercial and real estate finance, construction finance and construction defect claims.
Michael also has experience representing lenders in all facets of lender litigation, ranging from class actions and unfair business practices based on alleged "predatory" lending and RESPA violations or alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, to claims alleging elder abuse or challenging the validity or priority of liens.
Michael is experienced in appellate matters, having had primary responsibility for preparing more than 100 appellate briefs, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Licensed since 1986
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Graduated <i>summa cum laude</i>||University of California at Berkeley||1983|
|Partner||Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro||2005 - Present|
|Shareholder||Miller, Starr & Regalia||1991 - 2005|
|Associate||Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal||1988 - 1991|
|Principal||Hassen Law Office||1987 - 1988|
|Staff Attorney||California Supreme Court||1986 - 1987|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Francisco Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Class Action Defense Blog||Summaries of class action cases published almost daily||2009|
|Class Action Defense Blog||Summaries of class action cases published almost daily||2008|
|Class Action Defense Blog||Summaries of class action cases published almost daily||2007|
|Class Action Defense Blog||Summaries of class action cases published almost daily||2006|
|Miller & Starr, California Real Estate (3d ed.)||Chapter 8, “Deeds”||2004|
|Miller & Starr, California Real Estate (3d ed.)||Chapter 14, “Adjoining Landowners”||2004|
|Miller & Starr, California Real Estate (3d ed.)||Chapter 19, “Landlord and Tenant”||2004|
|Miller & Starr, California Real Estate (3d ed.)||Chapter 27, “Construction Contracts”||2004|
|University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of California - Berkeley||N/A||A.B.,||1983|
|Complex Litigation||Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas & Questionable Behavior In High-Stakes Complex Litigation||2008|
|Litigating Class Action Suits||Electronic Discovery Issues of Particular Importance in Class Action Litigation||2007|
|Defending Fraud Claims in Consumer Class Actions||Views from the Bench||2007|
|Defending Fraud Claims in Consumer Class Actions||Ethical Issues in Settling Class Actions||2007|
|Defending Consumer Protection Class Actions||Closing Down The Case||2007|
|2007 Class Action Litigation Conference||Settling Class Actions from A to Z||2007|