Scott Voelz

Partner

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Scott Voelz represents clients in a variety of areas, including class and mass actions involving consumer protection statutes, product liability and property damage claims, toxic torts, and employment issues, as well as contract, construction, and lease disputes. Scott also represents major entertainment studios in intellectual property matters. He has handled and tried matters in both federal and state courts, as well as a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) settings.

For his client victories, Scott has been recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine and a “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences. Most recently, Scott was named a “Benchmark California Star,” (2019) and “Local Litigation Star,” (2018-2020) for General Commercial, Insurance, and Product Liability by Benchmark Litigation.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Benchmark California Star,” (2019) and “Local Litigation Star,” (2018-2020) for General Commercial, Insurance, and Product Liability by Benchmark Litigation
  • Named a “Life Science Star” for Product Liability by LMG Life Sciences (2012-2015 & 2018-2019)
  • Recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2006-2007)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California 

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Second, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits

Education

  • Yale University, J.D., 1995
  • Ohio University, B.A., 1992: Phi Beta Kappa 

Professional Activities

Speaker

  • Law Seminars International, “Consumer Class Actions: How are the Lower Courts Interpreting and Applying Comcast” (December 2013)
  • Law Seminars International, “Class Certification Trends and Motions to Dismiss Class Allegations” (December 2012)
  • Law Seminars International, “Wal-Mart v. Dukes” Telebriefing (June 2011)
  • Strafford CLE Webinar, “Pleading and Defending Class Actions: Leveraging the Latest Developments in CAFA Removal Jurisdiction” (December 2010)
  • University of Southern California’s Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, “Googling Human Rights: Do Global Information Gatekeepers Like Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google Have A Duty To Protect and Promote Human Rights?” (March 2009)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association’s PCIH 2008 Conference, “Manganese: Questions, Context and Controversy: Legal Aspects” and “Challenges in Manganese Exposure Assessment in Welding Operations” (November 2008)
  • American Conference Institute’s Second National Forum on Welding Rod Litigation, “Diagnosing and Proving Manganese Exposure” (June 2005)
  • Representing a major package delivery company in more than 50 related class and individual actions in federal and state courts concerning disputes with pick-up and delivery contractors over employment classification
  • Representing a major transportation and logistics company in multiple class actions alleging employment misclassification of owner-operators
  • Representing a food and beverage company in several purported class actions pending in California state and federal courts alleging violations of various state consumer fraud statutes
  • Representing a food and beverage company in a competitor’s Lanham Act case alleging false advertising
  • Representing a food and beverage company over alleged violations of California’s Proposition 65
  • Representing a multinational entertainment company in a contract and fraud dispute over a property in Inglewood, California
  • Represented a pet food manufacturer in a putative class action over alleged false advertising of its products
  • Representing a beverage company in putative nationwide consumer class action alleging misleading product labeling 
  • Represented a specialty pharmacy provider in a putative nationwide class action over alleged violations of the “junk fax” provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
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