- Of Counsel, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
- Practice focuses on complex civil litigation and nationwide class actions, including consumer fraud and mass tort
- Ms. Fitzpatrick is a member of the firm’s Auto Group, working on behalf of consumers in class actions against auto manufacturers involving vehicle defects. Her current auto cases involve dangerous defects that result in vehicle or engine fires in certain Hyundai, Kia, and Ford vehicles
- Ms. Fitzpatrick worked on behalf of Hyundai and Kia vehicles owners to secure a nationwide class settlement in litigation where Plaintiffs alleged a defect in nearly 4 million class vehicles equipped with Theta II GDI engines posed a risk of catastrophic engine failure and fire. The settlement secured various categories of reimbursement and compensation for costly engine repairs and engine fires, as well as a lifetime transferable warranty against the engine defect. The Court granted final approval of the settlement in May 2021.
- Ms. Fitzpatrick was among the team litigating against General Motors for concealing from consumers the notorious and deadly ignition switch defect, as well as other defects, across 12 million GM vehicles. After years of complicated and protracted litigation, the case settled for $120 million, and the Court granted final approval of the settlement in December 2020.
- 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 alleged 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.
- 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.
- In re: Kia Engine Litigation (“Engine I”), U.S. District Court, CD Cal, Case No. 8:17-cv-00838-JLS-JDE
- In re: Hyundai and Kia Engine Litigation II (“Engine II”), U.S. District Court, CD Cal, Case No. 8:18-cv-02223-JLS
- In re: General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation, U.S. District Court, SD NY, Case No. 14-MD-2543 (JMF)
- 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
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.