Robin A. Achen

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  • Litigation
     
    University University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009
     
    Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 2012
     
    AdmittedCalifornia; U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
     
    Biography

    Ms. Achen is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. She is also is a member of the firm’s Food and Beverage Industry Team and the Diversity and Inclusion Attorney Network.

    Areas of Practice

    Ms. Achen’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. She represents clients in a variety of matters including business disputes, securities litigation, and shareholder derivative cases. Ms. Achen also has experience defending against consumer class actions involving claims brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law, False Advertising Law, and the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, among others.

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    Class Action Defense Strategy Law Blog Posts

    • California Court of Appeal Lowers the Bar on Ascertainability Requirement in Consumer Class Actions, March 26, 2015
    • Dole Defeats “All Natural Claims” for Sweet Victory, December 10, 2014
    • Faulty Damages Model Leads to Partial Decertification, November 21, 2014
    • Courts Still Searching for Sweet Spot in “Evaporated Cane Juice” Cases: Confusion Over Applicability of Primary Jurisdiction to ECJ Claims Continues, June 3, 2014
    • Sweet(ener) Confusion: Court Divide Over Role of Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine in “Evaporated Cane Juice” Cases Grows, April 15, 2014
    • Court Issues Sweet Ruling for Plaintiffs in Mislabeling Action - Ignorance That “Evaporated Cane Juice” Is An Added Sugar Not 'Implausible,' March 26, 2014
    • Suits Brought by State AGs Alone Not “Mass Actions”: SCOTUS Sides With 4th, 7th, and 9th Circuits in Clarifying CAFA’s Mass Action Requirements, January 17, 2014

    Corporate & Securities Law Blog Posts

    • 'Dead Hand Proxy Puts' Garner Increased Stockholder Scrutiny In Delaware, June 10, 2015
    • Second Circuit Narrows Scope of SLUSA Preclusion, May 26, 2015
    • Delaware Supreme Court Holds That a Stockholder Plaintiff Must Plead a Non-Exculpated Claim to Avoid Section 102(b)(7)-Based Dismissal When Seeking Damages From Independent and Disinterested Directors, May 19, 2015
    • United States Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Regarding Section 11 Claims Predicated Upon Allegedly Misleading Statements of Opinion, April 3, 2015
    • Sixth Circuit Narrows Scope of Liability Under ICA Sections 36(a) and (b), October 8, 2014
    • United States Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split and Narrows Scope of SLUSA, March 6, 2014
    • Second Circuit Holds Delaware Fiduciary Duty Law Preempted By Federal Interest In Fiscal Stability, February 4, 2014
    • Second Circuit Clarifies Scope of SLUSA Preclusion, October 21, 2013
    • Eighth Circuit Applies Negligence Standard to SEC Enforcement Claims for Violations of Section 14(a) and Rules 14a-9, 13b2-1 and 13b2-2, August 26, 2013
    • United States Supreme Court Decides Question of Corporate Liability Under Alien Tort Statute On Broader Grounds, April 25, 2013
    • Second Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Section 11 and 12(a)(2) Claims, Holding that Plaintiff's Allegations Were Sufficient to Plead a Reasonable Inference of Misrepresentations in a Prospectus, March 11, 2013
    • Ninth Circuit Applies Heightened Twombly/Iqbal Pleading Standard to Allegations of Tracing in a Section 11 Claim, January 8, 2012

     
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    California Court of Appeal Lowers the Bar on Ascertainability Requirement in Consumer Class Actions
    Robin A. Achen, March 30, 2015
    In Aguirre v. Amscan Holdings, Inc., Case No. 073059, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 214 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 11, 2015), a California Court of Appeal reversed the denial of certification of a putative class alleging violation of Civil Code Section 1747.08 of California’s Song Beverly Credit Card Act....

    Dole Defeats “All Natural Claims” for Sweet Victory
    Robin A. Achen, February 25, 2015
    On December 8, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendant Dole’s motion for summary judgment of the plaintiff’s false labeling claims in Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. The court granted summary...

    Faulty Damages Model Leads to Partial Decertification
    Robin A. Achen, February 25, 2015
    On November 6, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part defendant Dole’s motion for decertification in Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. In May of 2014, the court had granted certification of classes under...

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