James Dallal has practiced in all phases of antitrust litigation from pre-filing investigation through pleadings, discovery, class certification, dispositive motions, and appellate briefing.
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 ongoing in 2020. Initial settlements in the case total $343.5 million;
- High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation: The Firm served as Co-Lead Counsel and obtained in September 2015 a Court order approving a $415 million settlement against Google and other Defendants—the largest settlement ever obtained in an antitrust case brought on behalf of a class of employees; and
- Inductors Price-Fixing Cartel Litigation and Investigation: The Firm is litigating and investigating an alleged anticompetitive conspiracy involving manufacturers of inductors, a widely used passive electronic component. The investigation indicates, and the complaint alleges, that inductor manufacturers unlawfully agreed to fix the price of inductors shipped or invoiced to U.S. purchasers.
Prior to joining the Firm James worked for a boutique plaintiffs’ firm in Los Angeles that assisted borrowers in their suits against the financial industry. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a paralegal for a major international firm in its patent litigation group.
James has been named 2017-2019 as a Northern California Rising Star by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication.
James is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco.