Neal Marder concentrates his practice on complex business, high-profile, and oftentimes bet-the-company commercial litigation, white collar, securities, internal investigations and intellectual property disputes, with an emphasis on the defense of consumer fraud class and mass actions.
Mr. Marder maintains a diverse civil litigation practice and handles disputes in federal and state courts across the country and around the world involving business and consumer torts, intellectual property, securities, white collar, RICO, antitrust and unfair competition.
He is one of the preeminent litigators in the United States and maintains an extensive cross-border litigation practice representing and litigating against foreign companies, auditors and individuals in securities fraud, shareholder derivatives and other litigation. On numerous occasions, he has achieved outstanding results for his clients including dismissals at the pleading stage, rulings striking entirely or narrowing class claims, decisions denying class certification, and highly favorable nationwide, global or state specific class action settlements in cases representing a wide range of clients, including major restaurant chains, medical care product suppliers, certified public accountants, beverage distributors and a post-natal supplies company.
Mr. Marder lead the trial team that secured a $42.5 million jury verdict, including $30 million in punitive damages, on behalf of a California-based distributor of home comfort products in a federal lawsuit against one of the world’s largest manufacturers of air conditioners and dehumidifiers. The verdict led the “Top Plaintiff Cases” section of the Daily Journal’s “Verdicts & Settlements” report, ranked 45 on the “Top 100 Verdicts of 2015” and was listed as the top verdict in Business Law in The Recorder’s California’s “Million Dollar Verdicts.”