The Daily Journal recognized Andre as a top plaintiff’s attorney doing cutting edge work in a variety of legal areas before trial courts and on appeal. This includes data privacy, where Andre and his co-counsel secured a $17 million settlement and injunctive relief for consumers who were allegedly spied on by TV maker Vizio, More recently, Andre has joined with a coalition of privacy attorneys to file a putative class action against Thomson Reuters on behalf of Californians, alleging the company illegally collects and sells millions of Californians’ data through its CLEAR database without consent.
A first generation American, Andre firmly believes people are served better by a diverse plaintiffs’ bar. “Having lawyers who reflect the diversity of affected communities enhances the administration of justice,” he explains to Daily Journal. And as a younger gay man, he honors LGBTQ litigators who came before him: “LGBTQ attorneys of an earlier generation paved the way for younger attorneys like me,” he says, “but there is still much work to be done. I feel that I have a special responsibility to be visible and to work hard.”
After being recognized as a Top Woman Lawyer just last month, Amy has now been honored a second time in 2021 by the Daily Journal as a Top Plaintiff Lawyer. Amy has deftly navigated emotionally charged issues to achieve outstanding relief for consumers and sexual assault survivors in class actions and mass torts.
In 2020, Amy won a $73 million settlement for claims of sexual assault by women who consulted with gynecologist Dr. James Heaps at UCLA. Currently, Amy is in trial representing would-be parents whose eggs and embryos were destroyed by a devastating cryogenic storage tank failure at Pacific Fertility Center. She leads the Gibbs Law Group team in prosecuting the claims of roughly 150 plaintiffs from this tank failure in navigating simultaneous federal, state and individual arbitration cases.
After a year and a half of litigation, including a successful defeat of Chart’s motion for summary judgment, Amy pivoted from a class action to a mass tort approach without missing a beat. Now in the trial against tank manufacturer Chart, Amy tells Daily Journal, “The defendant would like you to believe it’s complex, but we have a simple and concise story to tell.”
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