Shana E. Scarlett

Northern California Super Lawyer, 2013-2017

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Current Role

  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice is devoted entirely to representing plaintiffs in complex litigation, and primarily in the areas of antitrust and unfair competition
  • One of the team of litigators representing indirect purchaser plaintiffs in the In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, alleging a price-fixing conspiracy to stabilize the prices of optical disk drives throughout the United States, in violation of federal and state antitrust laws
  • One of the team of co-lead counsel representing indirect purchaser plaintiffs in the In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation
  • Represents a class of consumers in the In re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation, pending in the Southern District of New York, where attorneys from Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro have worked closely with numerous State Attorneys General in representing the rights of consumers

Recent Success

  • In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation ($180 million in settlements)
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation ($65 million in settlements)
  • In re Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation ($168.95 million in settlements)
  • In re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation ($566 million in settlements)

Experience

  • Associate, Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP (2004-2007)
  • Associate, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (2002-2004)
  • Associate, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP (2001-2002)
  • Extensive experience representing shareholders in securities matters throughout the country
  • Represented investors against defendants in a variety of industries, such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, (In re Impax Sec. Litig., In re CV Therapeutics, Inc. Sec. Litig., In re Alkermes Sec. Litig.), Internet companies (including In re Verisign, Inc. and In re Northpoint Communications Group, Inc. Sec. Litig.) and other manufactured products (Ryan v. Flowserve Corp.)

Legal Activities

  • Panelist, Procedural Steps and Pitfalls in Antitrust Class Actions, American Bar Association (May 2018)
  • Panelist, Class Actions – Cutting Edge Developments in Claim Administration, Northern District of California Judicial Conference (April 2018)
  • Panelist, Antitrust for HR: No-Poach and Wage Fixing Agreements, Bar Association of San Francisco (Jan. 2018)
  • Panelist, Class Certification – Making Sense of Class Certification Doctrine, Economics and Econometrics, American Antitrust Institute (Nov. 2017)
  • Panelist, Increased Class Participation in the Digital Age, Class Action Money & Ethics Conference (May 2017)
  • Member of the Women Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Attorneys

Recognition

  • Northern District of California Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2017
  • Rising Star Award for Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2011

Notable Cases

  • In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2143
  • In re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2293
  • Pecover v. Electronic Arts, Inc., MDL No. 2420
  • Successfully moved for certification of a nationwide class of video game purchasers under California law. See Pecover v. Elec. Arts Inc., No. C 08-2820 VRW, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140632, at *1 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2010).
  • Compelled production of secret recordings made during an FBI investigation of co-conspirators during the criminal investigation which preceded the civil antitrust suit. See In re Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litig., 801 F.3d 1072, 1074 (9th Cir. 2015).

Personal Insight

Shana is Canadian and the daughter of the noted Canadian jurist, the Hon. Edward D. Scarlett. When not in the Berkeley office of Hagens Berman, Shana usually can be found in Canada with her four sisters, nine nieces and nephews.