Andre Mura

Partner

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Andre M. Mura represents plaintiffs in class action and complex litigation concerning consumers’ and workers’ rights, products liability, drug and medical devices, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. Before joining Gibbs Law Group, Andre was senior litigation counsel at the Center for Constitutional Litigation PC, where he represented plaintiffs in high-stakes appeals and complex litigation in state supreme courts and federal appellate courts.

Andre received a 2019 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award for his work in the California Supreme Court in De La Torre v. CashCall. He is on the Board of the Civil Justice Research Initiative of Berkeley Law, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts, a Trustee of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, immediate past Chair of the American Association for Justice’s LGBT Caucus, past Trustee of the National College of Advocacy, and a member of Williams College’s Latino/a Alumni Network.

Litigation Highlights

  • In re: 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation

    This multi-district litigation concerns allegations that 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs were defective and caused servicemembers and civilians to develop hearing loss or tinnitus. A four-member panel appointed Andre to the Law, Briefing, and Legal Drafting Committee after reviewing nearly 200 applications from attorneys across the country and listening to 64 presentations over a 2-day period.

  • In re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation

    Andre was a member of the trial team in a two-week federal jury trial, and is member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and co-chair of Law and Briefing in this multi-district litigation on behalf of breast cancer survivors who suffered permanent, disfiguring hair loss after using the Taxotere chemotherapy drug.

  • In re: Vizio, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation

    Andre is co-lead counsel for the settlement class in this multi-district lawsuit alleging that Vizio collected and sold data about consumers' television viewing habits and their digital identities to advertisers without consumers' knowledge or consent. He negotiated a settlement providing for class-wide injunctive relief transforming the company’s data collection practices, as well as a $17 million fund to compensate consumers who were affected.

  • De La Torre v. CashCall

    Andre played a key role in briefing before the California Supreme Court, resulting in a unanimous decision in the plaintiffs’ favor. The decision changed decades-old assumptions that lenders in California had a virtual “safe harbor” from unconscionability challenges to loan interest rate terms.

  • In re: Lenovo Adware Litigation

    Andre successfully briefed and argued a motion to dismiss and motion to certify a nationwide litigation class for monetary damages. The parties moved for preliminary approval of a $7.3 million proposed class action settlement to resolve allegations that Lenovo preinstalled software on laptops that caused performance, privacy and security issues for consumers.

  • Beaver et. al. v. Tarsadia Hotels, Inc. et. al.

    Andre contributed to briefing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals resulting in a unanimous decision affirming the lower court’s ruling that the UCL’s four-year statute of limitations (and its accrual rule) applied in claims alleging violations of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) even though ILSA has a shorter statute of limitations.

  • Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, 376 S.W.3d 633 (Mo. 2012)

    Andre successfully argued that a state law limiting compensatory damages in medical malpractice cases violated his client’s constitutional right to trial by jury. In ruling in favor of Andre's client, the Missouri high court overturned a 20-year-old precedent.

  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht

    Before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a case concerning the scope of federal immunity for brand-name drug manufacturers, Andre represented medical doctors appearing as amici curiae. His amicus brief was much discussed at oral argument, with Supreme Court counsel for Albrecht telling the Justices, “It's a beautifully done amicus brief to explain what the scientists knew and when they knew it….”

  • J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 131 S. Ct. 2780 (2011)

    Andre was Supreme Court counsel for the plaintiff and drafted merits briefing addressing whether personal jurisdiction exists over a foreign manufacturer.

  • Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett, 133 S. Ct. 2466 (2013)

    Andre was the lead author of an amicus curiae brief for the American Association for Justice and Public Justice in case examining whether federal drug safety law preempts state-law liability for defectively designed generic drugs.

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California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award, Daily Journal and California Lawyer Magazine, 2019

Top Plaintiff Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2021

Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer, 2021

Top Cybersecurity / Privacy Attorneys Under 40, Law360 Rising Stars, 2017

Super Lawyer, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2019-2021

Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016-2018

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2004
  • B.A., Williams College, 2000
  • Board Member, Civil Justice Research Initiative, Berkeley Law
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Ex-Officio Trustee, Pound Civil Justice Institute
  • Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts
  • Public Justice Foundation’s Class Action Preservation Project Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Class Action Litigation Group, Legal Affairs Group, Chair LGBT Caucus
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Plaintiff's Practice Standing Committee Member, American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Tips on Pre-Trial Writing

American Association for Justice's New Lawyer Boot Camp

April 5, 2021

Insurance Issues for Small Businesses During Covid

Civil Justice Research Initiative

March 12, 2021

Review of Key Class Action Decisions

Western Alliance Bank Class Action Law Forum 2020

March 4-5, 2020

Consumer Advocates Speak

Practicing Law Institute, 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

December 2019

Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sex: Does it Encompass Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation?

American Association for Justice's Annual Convention

July 2019

Data Security and Privacy Issues

Practicing Law Institute, 24th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

December 2019

Discovery Masters

National College of Advocacy

November 2019

Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sex: Does It Encompass Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation?

American Association for Justice’s Annual Convention

July 2019

Staying on Track After Bristol-Myers

Trial Magazine, American Association for Justice

April 2019

Personal Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, & Hyundai

Class Action Mastery Forum

January 2019

Jurisdiction Issues post Bristol Myers

Bridgeport 2018 Class Action Litigation Conference

September 14, 2018

Panelist, State Court Protection of Individual Constitutional Rights

Pound Civil Justice Institute 2018 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges

July 7, 2018

What’s Trending Now: Cutting Edge Consumer Financial Services Updates

Practising Law Institute's 23rd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

March, June 2018

Class Settlements and Certification in the Wake of In Re Hyundai Fuel Economy Litigation

Class Action Mastery Conference, HB Litigation

May 2018

Effective Legal Writing Workshop

American Association for Justice Education Seminar

April 2018

Buckman Stops Here! Limits on Preemption of State Tort Claims Involving Allegations of Fraud on the PTO or the FDA

41 Rutgers L.J. 309

2010

"Throughout this litigation, Class Counsel has consistently demonstrated superb candor, diligence, organization, and aptitude."

- U.S. District Judge, Central District of CA

"[I]'m glad I appointed all of you as lead counsel, because -- it probably is the best set of papers I've had on preliminary approval…”

- U.S. District Judge, Central District of CA

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