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Renée D. Wasserman


Executive Summary

Ms. 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.

Professional Qualifications

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 individual and class action cases involving consumer products, discrimination, 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 manufacturer, supplier and retailer business in both the application and litigation of Proposition 65 laws, state unfair competition and consumer protection laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Unruh Act equal access and web access claims, 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 to verdict 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

B.A., San Diego State University
With distinction in Psychology

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