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Randall W. Edwards

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Randall Edwards is a litigation Partner in O'Melveny's San Francisco office. He is a founding member of the Financial Services practice group, as well as being part of the Class Action, Mass Torts, and Insurance Litigation practice group. Randall's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including class-action and other aggregated litigation for financial services companies and product manufacturers. Randall has extensive experience with matters involving California's Unfair Competition Law and has lectured on UCL-related issues as well as other topics.

  • Represented Visa Inc. in numerous different matters, including class and non-class actions involving data security breaches, enforcement of risk-management programs, and Internet gambling issues, as well as various pre-litigation disputes and litigation involving member banks, merchants, and processors.  These actions have involved numerous claims under California's Unfair Competition Law.
  • Represented Ford Motor Company in several multi-million member class-action lawsuits brought under California's Unfair Competition Law and other consumer protection laws, including two class actions that went to trial and another that settled on the last business day before trial
  • Represented eBay Inc. in defending multiple class actions, including an antitrust challenge to eBay's practices and fees with respect to eBay sellers and a challenge to eBay subsidiary Bill Me Later's practices with respect to certain consumer lending activities.
  • Represented several leading mortgage lenders and servicers in federal and state class actions, including Multi-District Litigation Proceedings involving challenges to loan-origination and servicing practices.
  • Represented companies involved in marketing, valuation, and mergers and acquisitions of private companies in defending class action challenges alleging primary and secondary liability.
  • Represented and advised leading mortgage insurer in connection with class-action litigation and other proceedings involving allegations about the mortgage servicing practices and insurance coverage disputes.
  • Served for over two years as national coordinating counsel jointly for two of nation's largest and most recognizable companies regarding pre-trial strategy related to silica litigation.
  • Represented leading consumer goods company in a series of related class actions under state consumer-protection statutes related to marketing and sales practices.
  • Represented three inventors in multi-million-dollar state-court litigation related to alleged trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, breach of contract and other claims arising from the individuals' invention of a multiple file-format digital camera. The case resolved favorably shortly after trial began.

Education
Northwestern University, J.D., 1995: cum laude; Associate Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
Yale University, B.A., Economics, 1992: cum laude
Law Clerk, Honorable Charles E. Wiggins, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits

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