Consumer & Class Actions

Representative clients

American Honda Finance Company  •  Electronic Arts Inc.   •   Instacart  •  Lyft, Inc.  •  Intuitive Surgical, Inc.  •  Lucasfilm Ltd.  •  Major League Baseball

Successfully defending complex consumer or class action lawsuits requires a legal team capable of devising the most effective strategies, while protecting your bottom line. The best approach to these potentially costly cases is to quickly develop a comprehensive game plan that focuses on our client’s goals. Because judges in consumer and class action suits respond favorably to thoughtful handling of such cases, our early planning often directly leads to favorable outcomes.

Successfully defending complex consumer or class action lawsuits requires a legal team capable of devising the most effective strategies, while protecting your bottom line. The best approach to these potentially costly cases is to quickly develop a comprehensive game plan that focuses on our client’s goals. Because judges in consumer and class action suits respond favorably to thoughtful handling of such cases, our early planning often directly leads to favorable outcomes.

Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference

01/13/2017

Simona Agnolucci will serve as a faculty member for this year's conference, which will explore and explain the changing landscape of consumer class actions. Read more

Class Action Symposium

12/07/2016

Quyen Ta will serve as a faculty member for this symposium. Read more

Christa Anderson and Rachael Meny Named Women Leaders in Tech Law.

09/26/2016

Ms. Anderson and Ms. Meny represent the who's who of San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. Read more

Class Action Litigation Conference 2016

09/16/2016

Quyen Ta will present "The Process, Common Objections and Other Issues." Read more

Simona Agnolucci Named One of California's Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers

05/15/2016

Ms. Agnolucci works at the forefront of two hot and emerging litigation trends. Read more

Victories for Instacart, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Water Authority Earn Recognition in the Recorder's Litigation Department of the Year Awards

02/26/2016

The awards recognize California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters. Read more

Lyft Settles $12.25 Million California Driver Lawsuit Over Employment Status

01/27/2016

Rachael Meny, Jamie Slaughter and their team removed a major threat to Lyft's business model when they settled a proposed class action lawsuit without classifying drivers as employees. Read more

Susan Harriman and Ben Berkowitz Defeat Putative Class Action

12/15/2015

A Bay Area company that operates fitness centers isn’t violating age-discrimination laws by charging reduced membership fees to 18- to 29-year-olds, who tend to have lower incomes than older adults, a state appeals court has ruled. Read more

Rachael Meny, Ben Berkowitz and Their Team Protect Instacart from a Putative Class Action

11/04/2015

A California federal court crushed a proposed labor class action against smartphone-based grocery delivery service Instacart by ordering workers to individually arbitrate their claims. Read more

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Rachael Meny, Keker & Van Nest

09/25/2015

Ms. Meny handles ground-breaking litigation for Lyft, Inc., Netflix, Google and Instacart. Read more

Caviar Turns To Keker Team in Courier Class Action

05/14/2015

Partners R. James Slaughter, Ashok Ramani and Simona Agnolucci will help the restaurant-delivery app fend off claims it misclassified workers as independent contractors. Read more

Uber, Lyft Decisions Spur Wave of Misclassification Suits

04/10/2015

Lyft has hired Keker & Van Nest Partners Rachael Meny and Jamie Slaughter to bolster its legal team, as it battles misclassification suits. Read more

Lyft Adds Keker & Van Nest to Defense in Driver Classification Suit

03/25/2015

With a federal judge declaring earlier this month that a jury should decide whether Lyft has been misclassifying drivers as contractors under California state law, the company has beefed up its defense team. Read more

Strategies for Minimizing Risk of Privacy Class Actions

12/05/2014

Rachael Meny and Jennifer Huber provide guidance on which prevention strategies and potential defenses businesses can use against privacy class actions. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Class Action Litigation & Management Conference

09/17/2014

Asim Bhansali will present "Getting Your Settlement Approved." Read more

5 Tips For Defeating A Class Cert. Bid

06/24/2014

Ben Hur comments on how to fight these high-stakes motions. Read more

Class Action Litigation & Management Conference

08/23/2013

Rachael Meny will present "What Makes a Good Case?" at this conference, which covers the latest developments in the law of federal and California class actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. Read more

Annual Class Action Litigation & Management Conference

08/09/2012

Asim Bhansali will reprise his role as Defense Speaker for "The Intersection of 17200 & Class Actions." Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Bid to Arbitrate Class Action

07/18/2012

The class action accuses Google of creating unfair terms of use for its online SuperPoke! Pets game, which the company shut down in March amid outcry from users who had "invested" real dollars on in-game pet customization. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Complete Victory for Cutting-Edge Surgical Robotics Company

05/24/2012

Michael Celio and Robert Van Nest defeat securities class action. Read more

The Intersection of 17200 & Class Actions

08/12/2011

Mr. Bhansali will speak at the Bridgeport Annual Class Action Litigation Conference. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Fights Class Action on Behalf of Electronic Arts Inc.

06/10/2011

The class action was brought by retired NFL players who claim the video game maker used their likenesses without permission. Read more