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Jeffrey L. Richardson

Legal Expertise

Defending clients in class actions, representative 17200 actions, and other complex litigation, including consumer fraud, product liability, wage and hour, unfair competition, unfair business practices, intellectual property, and other business torts; and representing clients in alternative dispute resolution.

 

Representative Matters

  • Frequently retained by companies, insurers, and other law firms as class action expert to defeat class certification and/or to develop and negotiate creative settlements. 
  • Counsel for large product manufacturer in nationwide class action seeking more than $2 billion in damages on behalf of more than 500,000 class members. 
  • Counsel for one of the world's leading international fashion houses in consumer class action. 
  • Counsel for all major motion picture studios and television networks in dozens of employment class actions. 
  • Counsel for wireless communications company in consumer class action.
  • Counsel for pharmaceutical company in several state and nationwide consumer class actions. 
  • Counsel for national theme park in employment class action. 
  • Counsel for leading music publishers in multiple intellectual property class actions.
  • Counsel in putative defendant class action against all California companies engaged in the production of theatrical films, television productions, commercials, and music videos. 
  • Counsel for major networks and production companies in two class actions by writers on fifteen television reality shows.
  • Counsel for major wireless communications provider in nationwide class action.
  • Special class settlement counsel and co-trial counsel in an already certified class action involving nearly 200,000 class members.
  • Counsel for automobile dealerships in multiple consumer class actions.
  • Counsel for service provider in broadband industry in multiple employment class actions.
  • Counsel for major film and television production company in several employment class actions.
  • Counsel for automaker in antitrust and unfair business practices action.
  • Counsel for national furnace manufacturer in a series of complex product liability actions.
  • Counsel for international manufacturer of home video game systems in action based on alleged unfair competition and Lanham Act violations.
  • Counsel for large product distributor in complex product liability action filed by more than 400 plaintiffs.
  • Counsel for purchaser of minor league baseball team.
  • Counsel for well-known former major league baseball player. 

Partner - Los Angeles


Email Jeffrey L. Richardson


Phone:

  (310) 312-3769

Fax:

  (310) 231-8370
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Education Collapse

  • University of Southern California Law Center, J.D., 1993
  • Willamette University, B.S., 1990

Court Admissions Collapse

  • California, 1993
  • USDC, Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1993
  • California Supreme Court, 1993

Professional Recognition Expand

  • "Top 5% of lawyers in Southern California," Southern California Super Lawyers (2011, 2013-2014)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional, Business, and Civic Affiliations Expand

  • MS&K Governing Board
  • Chair, MS&K Class Action Defense Practice Group
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Class Actions and Derivative Suits
  • Defense Research Institute, Committee on Mass Torts and Class Actions
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, BookEnds, Student-to-Student Solutions for Literacy
  • Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program
  • Board of Directors, Western Center for Law and Poverty