Gibbs Law Group Attorneys to Present on Developments in the Law of Consumer Class Actions

April 29, 2016

On May 5, 2016, Gibbs Law Group attorneys Eric Gibbs, Daniel Girard, David Stein and Amy Zeman will present at “Consumer Class Actions: Emerging Areas of Litigation, Practical Insights & Recent Developments,” hosted by HB Litigation Conferences. Eric Gibbs is one of four distinguished class action attorneys selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which will provide practical insights and important litigation developments and strategic considerations for the plaintiff-side practitioner.

The comprehensive program agenda includes the following discussions:

  • Eric Gibbs will moderate and Amy Zeman will present on “cross-pollination,” which will direct practitioners on expanding their focus for case opportunities and identifying the best types of claims for clients.
  • Daniel Girard will discuss developments in discovery rules, and heightened judicial scrutiny for class action settlements.
  • David Stein will address trends in motions to dismiss in consumer class action cases.

Emerging Issues in Class Action Litigation

Gibbs Law Group attorneys are frequently called upon to discuss case law, strategy, and emerging issues in class actions. They have lectured on consumer class actions at conferences of the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education, the San Francisco Bar Association, HarrisMartin Publishing, Law Seminars International, and the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Our attorneys regularly contribute their insights and commentary to the Consumer Law Watch, a blog analyzing developments in the law of class actions.

Reputation for Excellence in Class Action Law

Gibbs Law Group was distinguished as a Tier 1 law firm for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class-action litigation in the 2013-2016 “Best Law Firms” list, an annual survey published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Money Issue. The National Law Journal (NLJ) named Gibbs Law Group to its elite “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” for 2012, a selection of top U.S. plaintiffs’ firms recognized for wins in high-profile cases.

Fourteen of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Mr. Girard and Mr. Gibbs were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2016. Best Lawyers also designated Mr. Girard as the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco for class action litigation. Mr. Girard and Mr. Gibbs have both earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills.

About Eric Gibbs

Eric Gibbs represents plaintiffs in consumer class actions, as well as employment, pharmaceutical, and medical device litigation. He serves in court-appointed leadership positions in a diverse array of cases addressing consumer fraud, automobile defects, data breach and privacy, truth-in-lending, product liability, and employment matters. He has successfully prosecuted cases against some of the largest corporations in the country, including Intel, Apple, Health Net, Blue Shield, DISH Network, AmeriGas, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Honda, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ducati, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, and Whirlpool.

About Daniel Girard

Daniel C. Girard has over 25 years of experience in class action litigation and is recognized by his peers and the federal judiciary as an expert in complex litigation. Over the past few years, Mr. Girard’s firm has served as lead counsel or as a member of the leadership team in a number of important privacy cases, including several of the most prominent data breach actions, including In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litig., In re: Adobe Systems, Inc. Privacy Litigation, and data breach cases against Home Depot, Experian, and Premera Blue Cross.

About David Stein

David Stein focuses his practice on consumer protection and financial fraud cases. He helped generate a $25 million settlement in an automobile defect lawsuit involving Honda and Acura vehicles, and cash reimbursements for purchasers of Prius vehicles in a lawsuit against Toyota. Currently, Mr. Stein serves as court-appointed co-lead counsel in the In re Honda CR-V Vibration multidistrict proceedings and in the In re: Hyundai Sonata Engine Litigation, pending in the Northern District of California.

About Amy Zeman

Amy Zeman represents consumers in class action litigation, and has experience working closely with class representatives and consumer contacts and participating in all stages of litigation. Ms. Zeman has been involved in successful actions against such entities as Chase Bank, Ducati, Chrysler, Intel, and Dish Network.