Gene's litigation experience includes:
•Successfully defeated class certification in two multi-million dollar nationwide class actions alleging false advertising and unfair business practices against a client in the vitamin and nutraceutical industry;
•Successfully obtained a dismissal of a multi-million dollar California class action alleging false adverting and unfair business practices;
•Obtained more than $70 million in class action settlements for class members in wage and hour and consumer fraud actions, including the successful mediation of more than 35 class actions;
•Obtained both injunctive and monetary relief of $10 million against a video game resale store chain on behalf of a class of approximately one million people;
•Served as first chair in a multi-million dollar federal jury trial for breach of contract and fraud involving a motion picture dispute, and successfully argued a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict;
•Defeated a summary judgment motion filed by defendants in a breach of contract and fraud claim seeking $100 million arising from the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group. The case settled on confidential terms in 2014.
•Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a high-profile individual in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding and received an award of $240, 000 in attorney's fees;
•Obtained a dismissal of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the band Motley Crue alleging breach of contract, fraud and numerous other claims;
•Obtained a settlement resulting in no liability for client sued for trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition relating to source code for an internet search engine; and
•Successfully defended fashion designer against breach of contract and trade dress/trade secret misappropriation claims and obtained a settlement that resulted in no liability for the client.
Prior to joining Miller Barondess, Gene started his career as a litigation associate at the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis.
Gene received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law in 2000, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and was named best team in the school's annual Moot Court competition. He received a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of California Los Angeles in 1997.
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