Esteban Rodriguez

Counsel

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Esteban Rodriguez represents clients in a variety of adversarial matters including class action and mass tort cases alleging product liability, false advertising, unfair competition, and other consumer fraud claims. He litigates and manages large-scale complex commercial litigation that are often coordinated or consolidated in federal or state courts. Esteban writes briefs and motions at all stages of litigation from pretrial dispositive motions to dismiss to appellate briefs. He coordinates discovery and serves as a main point of contact for clients, co-defendants, and opposing counsel.

Esteban represents a variety of clients including those that operate in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and consumer products industries. Esteban strives to develop and implement effective, creative, and cost-efficient strategies that maintain his clients’ definition of success in mind.

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Languages

  • Spanish

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth and Ninth Circuits

Education

  • Stanford University, J.D.: Editor, Stanford Law & Policy Review; Co-President, Stanford Latino Law Students Association
  • University of California at Irvine, B.A., Criminology: cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Author

  • “Class Action Settlements,” Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, Practicing Law Institute, co-authored with Richard B. Goetz and Carlos M. Lazatin (2013)
  • Representing boxing promoter Top Rank, Inc., superstar Manny Pacquiao, and other defendants in nationwide class action litigation asserting claims related to Pacquiao’s “Fight of the Century” against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in multi-state litigation involving allegations of unfair competition, false advertising, and other consumer fraud claims in connection with the sale and marketing of prescription pain medications
  • Representing Amylin Pharmaceuticals, an AstraZeneca company, in nationwide product liability litigation over the diabetes drug Byetta®
  • Represented a leading food company in class actions challenging the marketing and sale of probiotic yogurt based on alleged violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition Law, and other unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes in various states
  • Represented a beverage company in several purported class actions pending in California state courts alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition, False Advertising, and Consumers Legal Remedies statutes, as well as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65)
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