Daniel L. Warshaw is a civil litigator and trial lawyer who focuses on antitrust, complex litigation, class actions, and consumer protection. Mr. Warshaw has held leadership roles in numerous state, federal and multidistrict class actions, and obtained significant recoveries for class members in many cases. These cases have included, among other things, antitrust violations, high-technology products, automotive parts, entertainment royalties, intellectual property and false and misleading advertising. Mr. Warshaw has also represented employees in a variety of class actions, including wage and hour, misclassification and other Labor Code violations.
Mr. Warshaw played an integral role in several of the firm’s groundbreaking cases. In the In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, he assisted in leading this multidistrict to trial and securing $473 million in recoveries to the direct purchaser plaintiff class. After the firm was appointed as interim co-lead counsel in In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, Mr. Warshaw along with his partners and co-counsel successfully secured a $1.86 billion settlement on behalf of the class.
Currently he serves in a lead or co-lead position in the following cases: Vakilzadeh v. The Trustees of The California State University, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCV23134, a putative class action alleging the students were not refunded for tuition and fees when the California State University System closed its campuses and provided remote learning in lieu of in person education; Grace v. Apple, Inc., 5:17-CV-00551-YGR (N.D. Cal.), a certified class action on behalf of consumers who allege that Apple intentionally broke its “FaceTime” video conferencing feature for iPhones with older operating systems that recently settled for $18 million on behalf of a California class; In re KIND LLC “Healthy and All Natural” Litigation, MDL No. 2645, (S.D.N.Y.), a multistate certified class action on behalf of consumers who allege that they purchased KIND snack bars that were falsely advertised as “all natural,” and/or “non-GMO”; Senne v. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, 3:14-cv-00608-JCS (N.D. Cal.), a certified multistate class action alleging that Major League Baseball and its teams violate state and federal wage and hour laws relating to minor league players.
Mr. Warshaw’s cases have received significant attention in the press, and Mr. Warshaw has been profiled by the Daily Journal for his work in the digital download music cases. In 2022 Mr. Warshaw was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California. In 2019 and 2020, Mr. Warshaw was named as one of the Daily Journal’s Top Plaintiff Lawyers. And in 2020 he was also named one of the Daily Journal’s Top Antitrust Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Warshaw has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer (representing the top 5% of practicing lawyers in Southern California) every year since 2005. He has also attained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Warshaw has assisted in the preparation of two Rutter Group practice guides: Federal Civil Trials & Evidence and Civil Claims and Defenses. Mr. Warshaw is the founder and Chair of the Class Action Roundtable. The purpose of the Roundtable is to facilitate a high-level exchange of ideas and in-depth dialogue on class action litigation.