Rachel E. Fitzpatrick

Ms. Fitzpatrick was a member of the trial team responsible for a $5.25 million dollar jury verdict on behalf of an Ohio plaintiff who was badly burned while trying to rescue her paraplegic son.

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Current Role

  • Associate, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice focuses on complex civil litigation and nationwide class actions, including consumer fraud and mass tort
  • Ms. Fitzpatrick worked on behalf of student-athlete plaintiffs in the highly publicized cases Keller v. Electronic Arts and In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name and Likeness Licensing Litigation. The cases allege that video game manufacturer Electronic Arts, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Collegiate Licensing Company violated state right of publicity laws and the NCAA’s contractual agreements with student-athletes by using the names, images and likenesses of the student athletes in EA’s NCAA-themed football and basketball video games.

Recent Success

In March 2012, Ms. Fitzpatrick was a member of the trial team responsible for a $5.25 million dollar jury verdict on behalf of an Ohio plaintiff who was badly burned while trying to rescue her paraplegic son from his burning home. The verdict is believed to be the largest in Columbiana County, Ohio history.

Notable Cases

  • Keller v. Electronic Arts Inc., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 10-15387
  • In Re NCAA Student-Athlete Name and Likeness Licensing Litigation, U.S. District Court, ND Cal., Case No. 3:09-CV-01967-CW
  • Antonick v. Electronic Arts, Inc., U.S. District Court, ND Cal., Case No. 3:11-CV-01543-CRB

Personal Insight

Ms. Fitzpatrick spent three years as a professional NFL cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals and traveled with the squad to Iraq, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates to perform for troops stationed overseas.