Robert F. Lopez

Mr. Lopez continues practice on qui tam matters at the firm, representing whistleblowers in cases involving violations of federal and state laws that prohibit the making of false claims for government payments.
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Current Role

  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Offers a broad range of legal experience in the fields of:
    • Complex commercial litigation
    • Health care and pharmaceuticals litigation
    • Product defect litigation
    • False Claims Act litigation
    • Intellectual property litigation
    • Privacy litigation
    • Securities litigation
    • Antitrust litigation
    • Creditor-debtor litigation
  • Member of firm’s In re Carrier IQ, Inc. Consumer Privacy Litigation team
  • Member of the firm’s team representing the plaintiffs and proposed class in Free Range Content Inc. v. Google Inc., a class-action case based on allegations that Google unlawfully denies payments to thousands of website owners and operators who place ads on their sites sold through Google AdWords
  • Continues practice on qui tam matters at the firm, representing whistleblowers in cases involving violations of federal and state laws that prohibit the making of false claims for government payments

Experience

  • Experienced in prosecuting and defending appeals in the federal and state courts of appeal; representing institutions and consumers in nationwide class-action lawsuits, including in the federal multidistrict litigation setting; advising clients in non-litigation settings with respect to trademark, trade-name, copyright and Internet-communications law
  • Member of firm’s team representing one of the relators in the 2012 settlement with Amgen Inc., in which the company agreed to pay $612 million to the U.S. and various state governments in order to resolve claims that it caused false claims to be submitted to Medicare, Medicaid and other government insurance programs
  • Member of the firm’s team that prosecuted In re Charles Schwab Corp. Securities Litigation
  • Experienced in class-action litigation against DaimlerChrysler Corporation relating to product defects in its Neon automobiles, nationwide class-action cases against Trex Company, Inc. and Fiber Composites, Inc.
  • Founding Member and Partner, Socius Law Group PLLC
  • Partner, Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S.

Notable Cases

  • In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation
  • Amgen Inc. Qui Tam Litigation
  • In re Metropolitan Securities Litigation
  • In re Charles Schwab Corp. Securities Litigation
  • In re Carrier IQ, Inc. Consumer Privacy Litigation