Marina N. Vitek has over 15 years experience as an attorney and more than 30 years experience in the legal field. Her areas of practice have included insurance law, employment law, product liability, consumer protection, unfair business practices, complex litigation and class actions, as well as legal and medical malpractice for both plaintiff and defense. She is experienced in appellate actions and has prepared numerous writ petitions and appellate briefs, as well as participated in oral argument before the Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining RPNA, she was an Associate at Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson, LLP where she most recently handled complex litigation with an emphasis on class actions. At that firm, Ms. Vitek presented at their Workers' Compensation Seminar, "Lighting the Way" in 2004.
At RPNA, Ms. Vitek represents both large and small businesses in a variety of matters, including workers' compensation, insurance bad faith, insurance broker litigation and commercial disputes. In addition, she represents the interests of Indian tribes in various business, commercial and insurance related matters. Her cases include complex litigation matters, as well as numerous class actions.
Transactions or Matters:
Member of the legal team that won a landmark wage and hour class action resulting in a $90 million verdict against a major national security company.
Obtained a class action settlement in excess of $1 million on behalf of a class of 126 members arising out of the purchase of "reacquired" vehicles for which the dealer and manufacturer did not disclose the repair history or circumstances of the vehicles' reacquisition from their original purchasers. Each class member received in excess of $7,700.
Successfully represented a garment manufacturer in an action against its commercial factor based upon mishandling of the factoring accounts.
In numerous class actions, has successfully defeated choice of venue and/or arbitration provisions.
Obtained a summary adjudication of an employer's failure to provide rest breaks to a certified class of over 13,000 members.