Overview

James G.B. Dallal joined Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP in 2020 as a Senior Associate on the Antitrust & Global Competition Team, and handles a broad range of antitrust and other complex matters. As an attorney his primary focus has been serving lead class counsel on behalf of plaintiffs challenging nationwide and international cartels in major antitrust class action lawsuits.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Dallal was an associate attorney at a boutique antitrust litigation firm in San Francisco and before that worked for a boutique plaintiffs’ firm in Los Angeles that assisted borrowers in their suits against the financial industry. Before law school he served as an IP Litigation paralegal at the Houston office of a major international firm.

Mr. Dallal earned a B.A. in History from Rice University, a J.D. cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and an LL.M. in European Law avec mention bien from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2). He enjoys international travel and languages and has certified proficiency in French and Brazilian Portuguese.

Experience

In re: Capacitors Antitrust Litigation. Mr. Dallal was an integral member of the team that brought suit against over 20 manufacturers of aluminum, tantalum, and film capacitors for a global antitrust cartel that persisted for at least 12 years, and helped recover over $439 million for affected purchasers.

In re: High-Tech Employees Antitrust Litigation. Mr. Dallal served co-lead class counsel in a novel class action challenging illicit mutual agreements to restrict cross-recruiting among seven of Silicon Valley’s most prominent tech companies, and helped recover $435 million for affected employees.

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Honors & Awards

Honors & Recognitions

Northern California Super Lawyers, named to Rising Starts list (2017-2019)

Affiliations

California Lawyers Association, Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Bar Association of San Francisco

Education

Rice University, B.A., 2002

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. cum laude, 2010

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2). LL.M. in European Law avec mention bien, 2010

Admissions

  • California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of California
  • Northern District of Texas
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