Rachel Jari Feldman

Partner, Los Angeles

Biography

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.

Awards and Recognition

Under 40 Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2016, 2018