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Latham & Watkins LLP

Mark S. Mester

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Mark Mester has extensive experience in class action litigation and served for five years as Global Chair of the firm's Consumer Class Action Practice Group.

Mr. Mester has been lead counsel in over 200 consumer class actions over the course of the last 20 years. Mr. Mester is presently lead counsel in numerous consumer class actions pending in Illinois, California, Florida and Missouri.




United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Co-headed by Gwyn Williams in Boston and Thomas Heiden in Chicago, the ‘superbly diligent and clear-headed team’ at Latham & Watkins LLP has a strong track record representing clients from the automotive, tobacco and sports industries. Together with the ‘exceptional strategist’ Kenneth Parsigian based in Boston, Williams has been acting for longstanding client Philip Morris as global coordinating counsel in a lawsuit filed by the South Korean National Health Insurance Service, which claims damages for health care benefits paid to smoking patients and dependents. In Chicago, Mark Mester advised the National Collegiate Athletic Association in a number of class actions consolidated in a multi-district litigation (MDL) regarding allegations that plaintiffs have suffered adverse consequences as a result of participating in athletics at NCAA member institutions. The team also continues to represent Chevron in a series of class actions in the high-profile Hot Fuels litigation.

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