Elaine T. Byszewski

Title:
Partner
Office:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
(213) 330-7149
Email:
reed@hbsslaw.com
Education

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

13


PRACTICE AREAS

Consumer Rights
Qui Tam
Antitrust Litigation
Appellate


BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002

University of Southern California, B.S., Public Policy, Summa Cum Laude, 1999

 


Involved in firm’s representation of the City of Los Angeles and other municipalities in litigation against major banks for discriminating against minority borrowers.


Current Role

  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
  • Ms. Byszewski has litigated a number of complex class actions on behalf of consumers, employees and whistleblowers resulting in multi-million dollar settlements, including cases against Toyota, Ford, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Costco, Apple and KB Homes
  • Currently. Ms. Byszewski is involved in:
    • Hagens Berman's representation of the City of Los Angeles and other municipalities in litigation against major banks for discriminating against minority borrowers
    • Multi-state antitrust action against major dairy cooperatives for colluding in the premature slaughter of a half a million cows to drive up the price of milk
    • Deceptive advertising case against SeaWorld involving its undisclosed mistreatment of orcas
    • Deceptive advertising case against SunRun

Recent Success

  • Member of team led by Steve Berman that settled Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation for $1.6 billion and was a finalist for Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year award

Notable Cases

  • Municipal Lending Discrimination Litigation
  • Dairy Cooperatives Antitrust Litigation
  • SeaWorld Consumer Lawsuit
  • Toyota Unintended Acceleration
  • Ford Spark Plugs
  • SunRun, Inc. Advertising Litigation
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Nexium) Litigation
  • Merck (Vioxx) Litigation
  • Berkeley Nutraceuticals (Enzyte) Litigation
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals (Estratest) Litigation
  • Apple iPod Litigation
  • Costco Wage and Hour Litigation

Experience

Prior to joining Hagens Berman, Ms. Byszewski focused her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. During law school she worked in the trial division of the office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts.

Publications

  • "Valuing Companion Animals in Wrongful Death Cases: A Survey of Current Court and Legislative Action and A Suggestion for Valuing Loss of Companionship," Animal Law Review, 2003, Winner of the Animal Law Review's 5th Annual Student Writing Competition
  • "What's in the Wine? A History of FDA's Role," Food and Drug Law Journal, 2002
  • “ERISA and RICO: New Tools for HMO Litigators,” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2000

Personal Insight

Ms. Byszewski’s proudest moment was teaching her older son to swim. Tennis is next on the agenda. Her biggest challenge is keeping her two year old out of trouble.