Name: William Rubenstein
Title (HLS): Tenured Professor

The faculty member above engages from time to time in outside activities, some of which are compensated, some of which are ongoing, and also has outside financial interests that may relate to his/her scholarly activities. The disclosures below are intended to provide interested parties information about potential conflicts of interest from 2011 through the date of this report (June 2013) that might exist between the faculty member's scholarly and teaching activities, on the one hand, and his/her outside activities, on the other hand.
Howarth & Smith as counsel for KB HomeExpertKB Home v. K&L Gates, LLP, Case No. BC484090, Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los AngelesLegal malpractice05/11-Ongoing
Cadell & Chapman as counsel for putative class of persons alleging harm from defendants' record keeping practicesExpertHenderson v. Acxiom Risk Mitigation, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-00589, U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. of Va.Class certification06/13-Ongoing
Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP as attorneys for a group of plaintiffs and putative class of consumers subject to post-bankruptcy credit reportExpertRadcliffe v. Experian Information Solutions Inc., 715 F.3d 1157(9th Cir. 2013); White v Experian Information Solutions, Inc., No. 05-CV-1070, U.S. Dist. Court, C.D. Cal.Class representative structure in class action; appointment of interim class counsel under Rule 23(g)01/10-Ongoing
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP on behalf of a class of Massachusetts Nexium purchasers and third party payorsExpertCommonwealth Care Alliance v. Astrazeneca Pharm. L.P., Civil Action No. 05-0269 BLS2, Massachusetts Superior Court, Suffolk CountyFairness of proposed class action settlement and reasonableness of attorney's fee request03/13-03/13
Cadell & Chapman as counsel for nationwide class of owners of Ford vehicles containing the 6.0L diesel engineExpertIn re: Navistar Diesel Enging Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 11-C-2496, MDL No. 2223, U.S. Dist. Ct., N. D. Ill.Fairness of proposed class action settlement09/12-05/13
The Heller Law Firm on behalf of several hundred individual workers (and spouses) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long BeachCounselTrevino v. Cummins, Inc., Case No. 2:13-cv-00192-JAK-MRW, U.S. Dist. Court, C.D. Cal.Federal subject matter jurisdiction under Class Action Fairness Act's local controversy exception to mass action jurisdiction01/13-03/13
Frederick T. Kuykendall, III, as Of Counsel to 795 businesses in states of FL, AL, MI, LA, and TexasExpertIn re: Settlement of the Economic and Property Damages Classes Oil Spill Litigation related to the "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL No. 2179, Docket No. 10-7777; 12-968, U.S. Dist. Ct., E.D. La.Fairness of proposed class action settlement09/12-Ongoing
Bursor & Fisher, P.A. on behalf of putative class of purchasers of the QuickTrim Weight Loss SystemExpertAnaya v. Quicktrim, LLC, Case No. Civ. VS 1201177, Superior Court for the State of California, County of San BernardinoFairness of proposed class action settlement10/12-07/13
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP on behalf of Access Industries Management LLC and CMMF, LLCExpertCMMF LLC, v. J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and Ted C. Ufferfilge, Index No. 09-601924, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New YorkRemedies01/13-02/13
Various law firms serving as plaintiffs' counsel for putative nationwide class of all credit card holders charged a late fee or over-limit feeExpertIn re: Pinon, et al v. Bank of America, et al., Case No. 08-15218, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMotion to dismiss standards and related procedural and substantive issues in putative nationwide class action challenging legality of card fees12/12-Ongoing
Nixon Peabody LLPExpertTuttle vs. N.H. Medical Malprac. Jt. Underwr.Assoc., No. 217-2010-CV-414, Superior Court, Merrimack Cty., N.H.Attorney's fees06/12-08/12
Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP for putative class of MedPartners' common stock purchasersExpertLauriello v. Caremark, Case No. 03-CV-03-6630, Circuit Court for Jefferson County, AlabamaCertification of nationwide fraud class action06/10-06/12
Anapol Schwartz, PC for putative class of former NFL playersExpertIn re: National Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2323, Case No. 2:12-md-02323-AB, U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern District of PennsylvaniaCertification of nationwide medical monitoring class action01/12-2/12
The Brualdi Law FirmExpertRational Strategies Fund v. Jhung, Case No. BC 460783, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los AngelesValue of disclosures achieved in derivative suit and related attorney's fees issues12/11-01/12
White & Weddle PC for a putative nationwide class of persons who submitted a claim for benefits under the Med-Pay coverageExpertSimon v. Metropolitan Property and Cas. Co., Case No. CIV-2008-1008-W, U.S. Dist. Ct., Western District of OklahomaCertification of nationwide consumer class08/11-09/11
Lisa Blue/Baron and Blue, Charla G. Aldous d/b/a Aldous Law Firm, Stephen F. Malouf, P.C.ExpertBlue, et al. v. Hill, Case No. 3:10-CV-02269-O-BK, U.S. Dist. Ct., Northern District of Texas Value of attorneys' services01/11-06/11
Ten (10) civil procedure and complex litigation professors as amici curiaeCounselAT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, No. 09-893, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011))Importance of the class action mechanism09/10-04/11
Christopher Dydyk on behalf of putative class of iPhone usersCounselDydyk v. Apple Inc., 5:10-cv-02897-HRL, U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Cal.Product defect class action06/10-12/12
Class of all Gmail users in the United States presented with the opportunity to use Google BuzzCounselIn re Google Buzz Privacy Litigation, 5:10-cv-00672-JW, U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Cal. Invasion of privacy class action02/10-03/12