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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
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Work +1 202 263 3000
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Fax +1 202 263 3300
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www.mayerbrown.com

Carmine Zarlenga

Tel:
Work +1 202 263 3227
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Mayer Brown

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Litigation

Position

Carmine Zarlenga is a seasoned advocate who has handled a wide variety of complex antitrust, commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. During a career of over 20 years, he has appeared in over 50 different state and federal courts across the United States on behalf of some of the largest national and international companies in the world. He is recognized as a Washington DC "Super Lawyer." Carmine's litigation experience ranges from large, complex class actions with claimed damages in excess of $1 billion and attendant publicity to smaller, private disputes. He has handled matters involving antitrust, contract, fraud, business torts, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, intellectual property and false advertising. In addition, he regularly counsels leading companies on marketing, distribution, pricing and other trade practice matters. He also has substantial arbitration and mediation experience, and has directly negotiated settlements in numerous litigation and non-litigation matters. In matters requiring litigation, he has examined, cross-examined and defended witnesses including CEOs and CFOs. He has worked with (and against) nationally renowned experts in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, accounting and forensics. Clients place a high value on Carmine's strategic insight. He frequently counsels corporate boards and senior corporate management on litigation and non-litigation matters. He takes great pride in finding innovative solutions to the most challenging and varied legal problems.

Education

Ohio State University, BA, cum laude 1981 University of Cincinnati College of Law , JD 1984 University of Cincinnati Law Review, Student Articles Editor (1982-1983)


United States: Dispute resolution

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

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

Headed by Dale Giali in Los Angeles and Carmine Zarlenga in Washington DC, Mayer Brown’s ‘very responsive, efficient and easy-to-work-with’ group acts for a wide range of retailers and manufacturers, with a ‘very deep bench’ in the food and beverages area. Giali and Zarlenga successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice for Nestlé in a consumer class action complaint brought before the Northern District of California concerning misrepresentation of ingredients in the client’s Coffee-Mate product. Clients regard Michele Odorizzi in Chicago and Lauren Goldman and Scott Chesin in New York as ‘first-rate advocates and strategists’; the three have been leading the team as national counsel to Philip Morris subsidiary Altria in a number of nationwide consumer fraud actions, including various ‘Engle progeny’ trials and appeals in Florida. The firm’s client base includes Whirlpool, Chobani and Gerber.

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