Rachel Jari Feldman | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Rachel Feldman
 Rachel Feldman

Rachel Jari Feldman

Partner, Los Angeles

T +1 213 620 7815

T +1 213 620 7700

E rfeldman@whitecase.com

Overview

Rachel Feldman is a litigation partner based in the Los Angeles office of White & Case. She focuses on complex business disputes, representing large corporations in a variety of industries, including social media, technology, food & beverage, telecommunications, manufacturing and accounting. Her practice includes cases involving data protection and privacy laws; consumer class actions alleging unfair competition, fraudulent advertising and false labeling; commercial contract disputes; business torts; and intellectual property infringement.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • US District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

  • JD, University of Southern California
  • BA/BSBA, Washington University in St. Louis

Languages

  • English

Experience

All international litigation for Facebook

Serving as a key member of a team that handles all international litigation for Facebook, including matters implicating international data protection, privacy, defamation, hosting provider liability, intellectual property and censorship laws.

Consumer class action against pet food manufacturer

Representation of a pet food manufacturer in a consumer class action alleging the company failed to disclose on its product labeling the likelihood that forced labor may be used somewhere in its upstream supply chain. On defendant's first motion, the court dismissed the case with prejudice.

Consumer class actions against baby food manufacturer

Representation of a baby food manufacturer in consumer class action alleging false and misleading labeling in violation of FDA regulations. The court denied class certification and granted summary judgment in favor of defendant on plaintiff's individual claims.

Consumer class actions against baby product manufacturer

Representation of a baby product manufacturer in multi-district litigation proceedings comprised of numerous putative consumer class actions asserting claims for fraud, breach of warranty, and unjust enrichment. The court denied certification of both a nationwide class and a class comprised only of Missouri residents.

Consumer class action against Los Angeles professional sports team

Representation of a prominent Los Angeles professional sports team in a putative class action alleging that the bundling of new regional sports networks with other expanded basic channels, at an alleged increase cost to consumers, violated California's Unfair Competition Law. The court dismissed the case with prejudice.

Consumer class action against cable service provider

Representation of a cable service provider in defense of unfair competition class actions alleging false advertising and improper billing for service outages. In the first case, the court denied plaintiff's motion for class certification, after which plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her case. In the second case, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their case after limited discovery and prior to the deadline for filing their motion for class certification.

Consumer class action against national fitness club

Representation of a national fitness club in defense of a putative nationwide class action alleging the early termination fee in its form contract constituted an illegal penalty and was not enforceable. The court granted the motion to dismiss and entered judgment in favor of the Firm's client.

Constitutional challenge by Log Cabin Republicans

Member of the trial and appellate team representing the Log Cabin Republicans in its high-profile lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the US military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. As part of the trial team, Ms. Feldman examined three experts witnesses in such areas as unit cohesion, women in the military, and foreign militaries. Log Cabin prevailed on its claims and, on October 12, 2010, the district court enjoined the United States from enforcing "Don't Ask Don’t Tell".

SEC investigation of public accounting firm partner

Representation of a public accounting firm partner under investigation for violation of securities laws related to alleged options backdating scheme.