Gwendolyn (“Wendy”) Giblin

PRACTICE AREAS

Antitrust
Consumer Rights
Corporate Governance
Investors’ Rights
Privacy Rights
Unfair Business Practices

ADMISSIONS

State of California
US Court of Appeals – Eighth Circuit
US Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit
US District Court – Central District of California
US District Court – Eastern District of California
US District Court – Northern District of California
US District Court – Southern District of California
US District Court – District of Colorado

EDUCATION

Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D.
Golden Gate University School of Business, D.B.A.
Golden Gate University School of Business, M.B.A.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Rhetoric

Gwendolyn “Wendy” Giblin has more than 20 years of litigation experience. She has exemplary case assessment skills, and considerable experience with economic modeling and statistical analysis.

Representative matters include:

  • Capacitors Price-Fixing Antitrust Litigation: The Firm is Sole Lead Counsel in a class action lawsuit alleging that global capacitor manufacturers conspired to fix prices, forcing direct purchasers to pay more. Class is certified and trial is set for 2020. Initial settlements in the case total $219.5 million;
  • Facebook Content Moderators’ Safe Workplace Litigation: The firm represents a prospective plaintiff class against Facebook, Inc., alleging that content moderators responsible for viewing and removing offensive and extremely disturbing videos, images, and broadcasts from Facebook users are suffering from psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and are not being protected properly by the social media company;
  • Interior Molded Doors Litigation: The firm is Interim Co-Lead Counsel for a proposed Indirect Purchaser Plaintiffs Class of individuals and companies who purchased interior molded doors from Defendants JELD-WEN, Inc. and Masonic Corporation. Plaintiffs allege that as a result of Defendants’ alleged anticompetitive conduct, Plaintiffs and other potential Class members paid more for doors than they would have in a competitive environment; and
  • Nestlé Bottled Water Litigation: Representing a class alleging that Nestlé Waters of North America has been misleading consumers for years by falsely claiming that its “Poland Spring” water is natural spring water and charging lower prices that genuine spring water purveyors cannot match. Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief and refunds of the unjustified premiums Poland Spring Water consumers have paid.

Prior to joining the Firm, Wendy was a senior associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP and a partner at Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener, LLP. She has developed and taught graduate-level law and policy courses in business school M.B.A., M.P.A., and M.S.M. programs. In 2011, she was honored as Alumni Volunteer of the Year by Golden Gate University for establishing a program to keep new graduates of both the law and business schools actively engaged with the university after earning their degrees. She has written several articles on economic and legal topics.

Wendy is active in Toastmasters International, a professional organization focused on developing communication and leadership skills. She recently served as a Division Director, where she mentored several San Francisco-based clubs, and received the 2018-2019 District Director’s Award for outstanding and exceptional leadership.  She is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association.