Chris O'Hara is a partner at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro where he has worked since 1997. He practiced for nearly five years in the firm's Phoenix office before returning to the Seattle office, where he currently concentrates on antitrust, consumer, tax and securities class actions. 

Mr. O’Hara leads the firm’s notice and settlement department, where he is responsible for managing complex class action settlements and remediation programs, including the selection, retention and supervision of legal notice and administration firms.

Current Role
  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice focuses on antitrust, consumer, tax and securities class actions
  • Serves as plaintiffs’ counsel in Hotel Occupancy Tax litigation against major online travel companies in various jurisdictions across the country
  • Key role in working with claims administrators on all class settlements and class notice programs
  • Cozen & O’Connor, Associate, 1993-1997
  • Crowell & Moring, Paralegal, 1988-1990
  • Rising Star, Washington Law and Politics, 2003
Notable Cases
  • Tobacco Litigation, $206 billion multi-state settlement
  • Microsoft Antitrust Litigation, 20 individual state settlements totaling over $2.7 billion
  • Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation, $1.6 billion settlement
  • In re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation, $566 million in settlements
  • In re Stericycle, Inc., Steri-Safe Contract Litigation, $295 million settlement
  • Charles Schwab Yieldplus Funds Securities Litigation, $235 million settlement
  • In re NCAA Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation, $208 million settlement
  • In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, $180 million in settlements
  • In re Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation, $168.95 million in settlements
  • Expedia Hotel Taxes and Fees Litigation, $134 million settlement
  • In re NCAA Student-Athlete Concussion Litigation, $75 million settlement and 50-year medical monitoring program
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, $65 million in settlements
  • NCAA/Electronic Arts Name and Likeness Litigation, $60 million in settlements
  • French