Ali Rabbani represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on consumer fraud and securities class action defense, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, intellectual property matters and bankruptcy litigation.
Ali’s litigation experience extends to state and federal courts and in arbitrations. He has defended numerous class action lawsuits involving claims for:
• False advertising
• Unfair business practices
• Violations of data privacy
• Violations of federal securities laws
He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including:
• Consumer electronics
• Food and beverage
• Health care
Ali has frequently obtained early dismissals at the pleadings stage and on motions for summary judgment, rulings denying class certification and favorable verdicts at trial.
He was a member of the trial team that secured a $42.5 million jury verdict, including $30 million in punitive damages, on behalf of a California-based distributor of home comfort products in a federal lawsuit against one of the world’s largest manufacturers of air conditioners and dehumidifiers. The verdict led the “Top Plaintiff Cases” section of the Daily Journal’s “Verdicts & Settlements” report, ranked 45 on the “Top 100 Verdicts of 2015” and was listed as the top verdict in Business Law in The Recorder’s California’s “Million Dollar Verdicts.”
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