The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Goodwin

THREE EMBARCADERO CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111, USA
Tel:
Work +1 415 733 6000
Fax:
Fax +1 415 677 9041
Email:
Web:
www.goodwinlaw.com

Forrest Hainline

Tel:
Work +1 415 733 6065
Email:
Goodwin

Position

Partner

Career

Forrest Hainline is a nationally known trial lawyer who has tried more than 100 cases before courts, juries, administrative agencies and arbitration panels throughout the United States. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of the United States and has argued before seven U.S. Courts of Appeals. Mr. Hainline tries complex cases that he simplifies so courts and juries can understand them. He has tried antitrust, major products liability, patent and trademark, mass tort, California’s Proposition 65, consumer class action and products labeling cases, and distribution and competition matters. He is often brought in to try cases within months of trial. Mr. Hainline has extensive experience representing food, beverage, and hospitality companies.

Education

J.D., 1974 The University of Michigan Law School M.A., 1971 University at Buffalo The State University of New York B.A., 1968 University of Notre Dame


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Leading lawyers

Forrest Hainline - Goodwin

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Goodwin handles class actions, product liability lawsuits, product labeling and recall matters and is particularly active in the food and beverages industry. The team is headed by Joanne Gray, who continues to represent seafood company Bumble Bee Foods in a series of lawsuits across the country, and recently defeated a putative class action alleging deceptive labeling. Together with Glenn Kerner, Gray also acts as national counsel to longstanding client Herbalife in all product liability cases. Litigator Forrest Hainline in San Francisco and Nilda Isidro are other standout figures. All named partners are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to