Areas of Practice
Wasserman is chair of the firm’s Retail Industry Trade Regulation Practice Group and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law Practice Groups.
Ms. Wasserman’s litigation practice focuses on
defense of environmental and regulatory matters, including unfair competition, consumer protection, and Proposition 65 litigation for the retail industry. She has litigated multi-party cases, consumer class actions, and numerous private and public enforcement actions brought under state and federal consumer and environmental laws. She has litigated cases involving antitrust, unfair business practices, false advertising, unfair competition, violation of state and federal regulations, consumer and environmental laws, challenges to local ordinances and vendor contract disputes. Ms. Wasserman regularly negotiates with regulatory and enforcement agencies on behalf of the companies she represents and has defended cases brought by public interest groups, the California Attorney General, District Attorneys and City Attorneys throughout the State.
Ms. Wasserman regularly advises retail clients on regulatory and business practices matters. She has repeatedly represented companies before the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“CABC”). Ms. Wasserman represents national and regional clients in both the application and litigation of Proposition 65 laws, state unfair competition and consumer protection laws, weights and measures, hazardous waste and alcohol beverage laws. She has advised and represented the California Grocers Association (“CGA”) in litigation and regulatory matters, has provided comments for the state's Green Chemistry laws, and has worked with the State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) in drafting proposed regulations for food warnings under Proposition 65.
Ms. Wasserman has tried cases before judges and juries in both state and federal courts and has argued before most of the California Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. She is an associate member of the California Grocers Association and California Retailers Association and has taught trial advocacy skills as a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Northeast Region. She is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the State Bar's Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section.
J.D., McGeorge School of Law,
University of the Pacific, 1982
B.A., San Diego State University,
With distinction in Psychology
California - 1983