Marisol Mork’s practice spans a variety of intellectual property, complex litigation, including class actions, and labor and employment matters in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. Her litigation practice emphasizes false advertising, trademark and unfair competition claims. Marisol also represents employers in the defense of wage and hour, wrongful discharge, discrimination and retaliation claims. Marisol has significant experience representing and advising clients in the food and beverage industry on a variety of matters. 

    She has been selected as a Southern California Rising Star, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers in the region under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or fewer.

    Prior to her career in law, Marisol was a fifth-grade teacher on the Navajo Nation, New Mexico, as a Teach for America corps member.

    Marisol is a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

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    • Counseling a Dutch client in parallel arbitrations in Amsterdam and Beijing regarding a dispute over the intellectual property rights governing valuable geosocial networking applications used by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
    • Representing the largest chatbot development and hosting platform in a pre-litigation trademark infringement dispute.
    • Defending a leading maker of probiotic drinks in a potential trade dress dispute.
    • Defending Powerboard, LLC in a trademark infringement action relating to its self-balancing hoverboards that resolved by amicable settlement.
    • Representing Zippo, owner of the BLU trademark, for its innovative line of torch flame butane lighters, in a federal trademark dispute against the subsidiary of Lorillard that sells “blu” e-cigarettes.
    • Defending Breville, a pioneer in fruit and vegetable juicers, in federal false advertising litigation against a group of competitors promoting their line of masticating juicers as extracting and preserving more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients than competitive centrifugal juicers.
    • Representing America’s sugar cane growers, sugar beet farmers and refiners of natural sugar in a federal false advertising lawsuit against Archer-Daniels-Midland, Cargill, other processors of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and their trade group, the Corn Refiners Association, for falsely advertising the various formulations of HFCS as “corn sugar,” as “natural,” and that “your body can’t tell the difference.”
    • Defending multinational companies in environmental matters, including the defense of soil and groundwater contamination claims and cost recovery associated with extensive remediation efforts.
    • Counseling a major occupant safety systems manufacturer in product liability actions involving claims of wrongful death and serious injury.
    • Representing clients in the defense of wrongful termination and discrimination actions, including claims of disability, race and gender discrimination.
    • Obtaining favorable results for a pro bono client before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

    Education

    • Loyola Law School, J.D., 2009
    • Amherst College, A.B., magna cum laude, 2002

    Admissions

    • California, 2009

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California, 2016
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of California, 2016
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California, 2011

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
    • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Selected as a Southern California Rising Star, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers in the region under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less

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    • Panelist, “Class Action: The Next Phase,” Food Enforcement and Compliance Conference, Washington DC, March 21, 2019.
    • Panelist, “Food and Dietary Supplement Class Action Litigation: Developments and Strategies,” FDLI’s 2019 Annual Conference, Washington, DC, May 2-3, 2019.

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