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John Nadolenco

John Nadolenco

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John Nadolenco is an experienced civil litigator whose practice is focused on high-stakes cases and class-action defense, including defending consumer class actions, employment class actions, and antitrust, securities and derivative cases. John is handling several high-profile cases. He has been lead counsel in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, which the United States Supreme Court recently decided in our client’s favor, making it harder for plaintiffs to bring no-injury lawsuits. Some have said that “the future of consumer class actions is at stake” in the case, which raised whether simply alleging the violation of a federal statute was sufficient to confer Article III standing, as many plaintiffs in internet privacy, cyber-security and numerous other types of cases allege. The Court held that, whatever the alleged statutory violation, plaintiffs must allege an injury that is real and particularized to satisfy Article III.  The Wall Street Journal and Forbes did editorials urging the Court to take the case. In addition, John also represents the Country of Brazil in its effort to capture the infamous 840-pound Bahia Emerald. John’s efforts have made international and national headlines.  And John recently represented Volkswagen in dozens of putative class actions alleging the company improperly installed emissions-defeat devices on some of its diesel cars.

John has also defended companies in a variety of class and individual actions, including claims alleging improper consumer charges and practices, false and misleading advertising, defective products, unauthorized call recording under California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), internet privacy violations and improper tracking via computer-based cookies and improper use of smart-phone and tablet applications (or apps). John has extensive experience defending wage-hour cases, including cases alleging meal-period, rest-period and off-the-clock violations, as well as claims alleging incorrect pay statements and waiting-time and other penalties. John also has extensive experience drafting and enforcing consumer and employee arbitration provisions, privacy policies, terms of use and social-media policies. John served as co-editor of Mayer Brown’s The Social Media Revolution: A Legal Handbook.

John also has represented clients in antitrust, environmental, real estate and general commercial and business cases litigation (e.g., breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition). He has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including retailers, Internet search engines, internet companies, biotechnology companies, telecommunications companies, financial institutions, automobile companies, railroads, and entertainment companies.

John is a contributor to Class Defense, the firm’s blog on key issues affecting class action law and policy.

John is a member of Mayer Brown’s Partnership Board and also a firm-wide co-lead of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He previously served as the Office Practice Leader for the Los Angeles Litigation Department and firm-wide co-lead of the Consumer Class Action Litigation practice. He received a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV-Preeminent in 2013 and was also named in the 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.® In 2009, he was named one of the “Top 20 California Lawyers Under 40” by the Daily Journal. John joined the firm in 1995.
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