Aengus Carr has experience in all aspects of commercial and business litigation, including cases involving contract disputes, business torts, unfair competition claims, and supply chain disputes. He defends class actions and other complex matters, including claims related to state and federal consumer protection statutes, warranties, product liability, unfair competition as well as regulatory and public enforcement actions. Aengus has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the US as well as in international arbitration.

    Aengus has extensive experience defending manufacturers and distributors in “concealed defect” and “failure to disclose” consumer fraud litigation, as well as claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute, including in “judicial hellhole” jurisdictions, MDL proceedings and in conjunction with state and federal regulatory proceedings.

    Aengus serves as coordinating counsel for manufacturers and distributors for litigation and emerging risks in the US and world-wide. He also counsels clients in the areas of preventative product liability, risk management and product safety.

    He is experienced in intellectual property litigation, including trade secret enforcement and patent enforcement.  He has coordinated pre-filing infringement investigations and business evaluations, and forensic accounting in royalty disputes.

    Aengus regularly works with in-house and external technical experts on complex products in product liability, class action and enforcement litigation, including incident reconstruction, failure analysis, site and product inspections, product comparison and reverse engineering of electrical, mechanical and firmware products, and product testing.

    He has done significant work with major eDiscovery vendors and review platforms and has experience and knowledge in all aspects and phases of eDiscovery, as well as managing contract review teams.

    Aengus has also managed several nationwide class action settlements.

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    • Sharma v. BMW of N. Am., LLC, 2014 WL 2795512 (N.D. Cal. June 19, 2014) – Court granted motion to dismiss consumer protection statute- and other fraud-based claims, as well as warranty and product liability causes of action in alleged “concealed defect” class action.
    • Callaghan v. BMW AG et al., 2014 WL 1340085 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 2, 2014) – Court granted motion to dismiss consumer class action alleging fraud- and warranty-based claims.

    Education

    • Northwestern University, J.D.
    • University of Washington, B.A.

    Admissions

    • California
    • Illinois
    • Law clerk to Federal District Judge David W. Hagen, Reno, Nevada
    • Intern to the Legal Advisor at The Coalition for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands

    • Co-author, “Crossing the (Border) Line: The Adverse Consequences of FCPA Enforcement Against Foreign Companies Acting on Foreign Soil,” Class Action and Litigation Report, a publication of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (July 2010).

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