Richard Grabowski, Partner-in-Charge of the Irvine Office, has served as lead counsel on more than 100 federal and state consumer class actions in a variety of jurisdictions. He has broad class action experience involving a range of industries and claims, including Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA), and Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claims. Richard also has served as lead counsel in responding to parallel governmental investigations including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and various state Attorneys General.
Richard successfully resolved 48 consumer class actions consolidated in the Central District of California arising out of a breach of T-Mobile subscriber data. He also obtained summary judgment in 31 consolidated consumer actions in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona based upon a statutory interpretation question of first impression. In addition, Richard has extensive experience in trade secret and unfair competition disputes.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association, the Public Law Center, a member of the Orange County Bar Association, and has served as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
- January 11, 2019
Consumer Class Actions 2019 Conference
- October 3, 2008
2008 Class Action & UCL Litigation Conference
- November 4, 2007
Class Action Fairness Act: 2007 Update
- April 6 & 7, 2006
Class Action Fairness Act Update and Electronic Notice Issues in Class Settlements, 2006 Class Action Conference
- November 4, 2004
Overview of Federal Rule 23 and Class Action Fairness Act, Class Action Litigation in California Conference
- September 30, 2003
Ask the Experts: Electronic Document Retention and Discovery, CEB
- February 19, 2003
E-Discovery, ACCA Lecture Series
- October 9, 2001
E-Discovery: What you need to know and do NOW to avoid costly surprises, Orange County Bar Association, In-House Counsel Section
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 1986; Order of the Coif); California State University, Long Beach (B.A. with great distinction 1983)
- California, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
- Named in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Southern California Super Lawyers