1. Olson v. Volkswagen, 2007-cv-05334. This was an automotive defect class action lawsuit with a class size of over 170,000 vehicles. I was co-counsel in this matter. My staff and I worked almost exclusively with the plaintiff. I, along with co-counsel, drafted the complaint in this matter, worked closely with the expert witnesses, took the deposition of the defendant, defended the deposition of my client, interviewed witnesses, participated in the drafting of the class certification motion, participated in the drafting of the mediation brief, attended the mediation, played an integral role in formulating the settlement, worked closely with our experts in order to analyze the benefits to the class, participated in a subsequent mediation with an objecting class member in order to address the class member's concerns, fielded a significant number of calls that were received from class members who needed assistance with regard to the settlement, and played an integral role in drafting the motions for preliminary and final approval. This case settled for an amount valued in excess of ten million dollars, and the court awarded two million dollars in attorney's fees.
  2. Marsikian v. Mercedes-Benz, 2008-cv-04876. This was an automotive defect class action lawsuit with a class size of over 110,000 vehicles. I was co-counsel in this matter. My staff and I worked almost exclusively with the plaintiff. I, along with co-counsel, drafted the complaints in this matter, participated in drafting the opposition to a motion to dismiss, worked closely with the expert witnesses, flew to New Jersey and took the depositions of several persons produced by the defendant, defended the depositions of my clients, interviewed witnesses, participated in the drafting of the class certification motion, participated in the drafting of the mediation brief, attended the mediation, played an integral role in formulating the settlement, worked closely with our experts in order to analyze the benefits to the class, fielded a significant amount of the calls that were received from class members who needed assistance with regard to the settlement, and played an integral role in drafting the motions for preliminary and final approval. This case settled for an amount valued in excess of ten million dollars, and the court awarded one and a half million dollars in attorney's fees. The court's ruling on the motion to dismiss has been cited in several subsequent automotive defect cases.
  3. Ramirez v. Arevalo Landscaping, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC397109. This is a wage and hour class action. My office is the only law firm representing the plaintiffs in this matter. I drafted the complaint in this matter, took the deposition of the defendant, took the depositions of witnesses, drafted the mediation brief, negotiated the settlement of this matter, participated in drafting the motion for preliminary approval, and participated in drafting the notices to the class. Adam Rose, an attorney working at my office, handled the remaining tasks. Final approval was granted in this matter. This matter was a relatively small case, with a low settlement amount, primarily due to the dire financial condition of the defendant and the size of the class. This matter settled for one hundred thousand dollars.
  4. Trasovan v. Lawrence Rubenstein & Associates, Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number 13C322960. I was co-counsel in this matter. This was a wage and hour case. This case was filed one October 13, 2004, and was the first class action lawsuit that had ever been involved in. I worked almost exclusively with the plaintiff, participated in drafting the complaint, participated in settlement negotiations, participated in the drafting of the motion for preliminary approval, and participated in the drafting of the motion for final approval. This case settled for a gross settlement amount of $375,000.00, with attorney's fees of $125,000.00.
  5. Ehrlich v. BMW, No. 10-1151-MMM (C.D. Cal. 2012), automotive defect lawsuit resulting in nationwide settlement involving over 100,000 vehicles, settling for an amount valued in excess of ten million dollars. The defect related to problems with the windshield, resulting in stress fractures;
  6. Sadowska v. VW, No. 11-cv-00665, automotive defect lawsuit resulting in a pending nationwide settlement involving over 30,000 vehicles, settling for an amount valued at over ten million dollars. The defect relates to problems in the CVT transmission.
  7. Terry v. Sapphire, Clark County Superior Court Case Number A-09-602800-C, employment law claim involving several thousand class members, settled for an amount valued in excess of six million dollars.
  8. Arfat v. Déjà vu, Case Number BC367362, and related actions. This was a wage and hour case which was certified as a class action, and ultimately resolved as part of a nationwide settlement, with a settlement value of 10 million dollars;
  9. Perez v. Lewis, Marenstein, Case Number, BC391313, wage and hour case on behalf of a class of 60 employees which settled for $750,000;
  10. Trauth v. Spearmint Rhino, and Omlor v. Spearmint Rhino, related class action litigation against Spearmint Rhino. The district court granted final approval to this approximately $12,000,000 settlement (also containing injunctive relief provisions) in November of 2012;
  11. Vadura v. Paddy Murphy's, case pending in orange county superior court. The court granted final approval of a $700,000 class action settlement on behalf of exotic dancers. This settlement also required the defendant to reclassify its employees, cease imposing financial penalties upon them, and refrain from continuing to charge them stage fees;
  12. Ababa v. Promise, BC566121, and consolidated cases. This wage and hour case against Promise Hospital and Promise Health Care of California, in which my firm is involved, was resolved for the gross amount of $5 million dollars, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court granted preliminary approval of this class action settlement in April of 2017.
  13. Catalano v. BMW, 15-cv-04889, Class action lawsuit against BMW involving over 100,000 vehicles, relating to defects in certain 5 series BMW vehicles, which caused electrical problems, and other related problems. The case settled, with preliminary approval granted, and is pending final approval of the court. The case is valued at over 400 million dollars.
  14. Keegan v. Honda, 10-cv-09508, this was a class action lawsuit against Honda relating to uneven tire wear. The case settled on a nationwide basis, involved over 100,000 vehicles, and settled for an amount valued in excess of 10 million dollars;
  15. Zakskorn v. Honda, 11-cv-02610, this was a class action lawsuit against Honda relating to premature tire wear. The case settled on a nationwide basis, involved over 100,000 vehicles, and settled for an amount valued in excess of 10 million dollars.