James Dallal

PRACTICE AREAS

Antitrust
Class Actions

ADMISSIONS

State of California
US Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit
US District Court – Northern District of California
US District Court – Northern District of Texas

EDUCATION

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris), LLM

University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude

Rice University, B.A., History

LANGUAGES

French (certified proficiency)
Portugese (certified proficiency)

Awards

James Dallal started at the firm in 2012 and 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.  The case is currently in discovery and class certification is fully briefed. Initial settlements in the case exceed $100 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 USD (NT $12.454 billion) 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.

In 2017-2018, James was named a Northern California “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication.

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.