Carlos Lazatin > O'Melveny & Myers LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

O'Melveny & Myers LLP
400 SOUTH HOPE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017-2899
CALIFORNIA
United States

Work Department

Consumer Class Actions; Product Liability & Mass Torts; Automated & Connected Vehicles; Life Sciences

Position

Partner

Memberships

  • Executive Committee of Litigation Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Philippine American Bar Association

Education

  • Harvard University, J.D.: cum laude; Winner, Best Brief, 91st Annual Ames Moot Court Competition
  • Princeton University, A.B., Public and International Affairs: magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Lt. John A. Larkin Memorial Prize for best thesis in the field of political economy; R.W. van de Velde Award for outstanding junior independent work

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

More than willing to go the extra mile to ensure the optimal result’, O’Melveny & Myers LLP has developed a strong reputation in defending large corporates in consumer class actions and product liability disputes. In the automotive sector, the team has perhaps gained most visibility as a result of its role as national class action counsel for Ford Motor Company. Acting for Ford, Washington DC-based Steve Brody recently successfully secured a favorable settlement for the client in relation to three Attorney General actions brought against it relating to its use of the defective Takata airbags. Carlos Lazatin in Los Angeles also regularly handles class actions and product liability litigation for automotive clients and is well-versed in cutting-edge matters associated with autonomous vehicles. Brody co-chairs the product liability and mass tort team alongside Los Angeles-based Sabrina Strong. Based out of San Francisco, Matt Powers  chairs the firm’s consumer class actions practice.