Naoki represents clients in the food and beverage, personal care, technology, automobile, and pharmaceutical industries in cases throughout the country. He has significant experience defending clients in class actions and multidistrict and consolidated mass tort litigation.
Naoki generally defends clients against product liability, breach of contract, and consumer protection claims, including those brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act. He also counsels and defends clients against claims involving California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65). Naoki’s experience includes all phases of litigation, including trial and trial preparation, and where appropriate, he has successfully negotiated the early and efficient settlement of both one-off and class action matters.
Prop. 65 Compliance for Growers, Shippers and Producers, webinar for the Western Growers Association, October 2018 (with Paul La Scala and Emily Weissenberger).
Trends in Consumer Goods Class Action Litigation, Grocery Manufacturers Association 2018 Legal Conference, February 28, 2018 (with Jim Muehlberger).