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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Neal Marder is a seasoned trial lawyer with a diverse civil litigation practice. He works with in-house counsel, senior management and boards of directors for companies, oftentimes facing multimillion dollar, high-profile, bet-the-company business disputes. Mr. Marder heads the firm’s consumer class actions practice and brings his nearly 35 years of experience as lead trial counsel to bear in defending against class action suits of all types. He defends against securities litigation and consumer fraud class and mass actions and has done so with a high rate of success: dismissals at the pleading stage, rulings striking entirely or narrowing class claims, decisions denying class certification and highly favorable settlements are all among the results he regularly delivers to clients. Mr. Marder also handles a broad range of other litigation, including business and consumer torts, intellectual property, securities, white collar, RICO and real estate. In addition to trying over 25 cases, he also has extensive experience in arbitrations and cross-border litigation.

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Counsel for Justice of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; State Bar of California; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Strafford Class Action Advisory Board; American Business Trial Lawyers Association; Bet Tzedek


JD, Loyola Law school, magna cum laude (1986); BA, University of California, Los Angeles, cum laude (1982)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is well versed in disputes in connection with investment funds, hedge funds and financial restructuring. Its client portfolio further sees a range of national corporations, which the firm can support from several offices. Team leader Stephen M. Baldini in New York also is a key contact for private equity and hedge funds in their contentious matters, while the Dallas-based M. Scott Barnard takes on business torts, fraud actions, and commercial contract disputes. Los Angeles’ Neal Ross Marder is noted for his consumer class action know-how. Anthony T. Pierce from the Washington DC and Seamus C Duffy in Philadelphia are also highlighted.