Rachel Jari Feldman
Rachel Feldman is a commercial litigation partner based in the Los Angeles office. She focuses on international and national complex business disputes, representing companies throughout the world in high-stakes civil litigation and regulatory investigations in the tech, internet and social media space. Rachel represents leading technology clients before the world's highest courts (including the European Court of Justice and national Supreme Courts) and in front of supervising regulatory authorities in matters involving data protection, privacy, defamation, hosting provider liability, intellectual property and censorship laws. She also provides product counseling and compliance advice to global clients, including with respect to regulations governing data protection, e-commerce, advertising, and content liability.
Nationally, Rachel represents clients in a variety of industries, including social media, food & beverage, telecommunications, manufacturing and accounting, in commercial contract disputes and consumer class actions alleging unfair competition, fraudulent advertising and false labeling.
All international work for Meta
Serving as a key member of a team that handles international litigation, regulatory investigations, product counseling, criminal, and compliance work for Meta.
Advisory work for Spotify
Helping Spotify navigate intermediary liability and content-related regulations throughout the globe, including advising on content escalations, providing risk assessments for new products, and advising on compliance with proposed and pending regulations.
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.
Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500: General Commercial Disputes, 2019-2020
Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2016, 2018