Troy Yoshino is the co-leader of our Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation Practice.
Troy has an aggressive approach to class action defense – he attacks in motions practice, moves strategically in discovery and presents plaintiffs with challenges and obstacles at every stage of high-stakes cases. He aims to get cases dropped or dismissed as early as possible, so that his clients do not become easy targets for repetitive class action suits.
Troy has the rare ability to see the big picture, to understand plaintiffs’ strategies and coordinate many different cases and claims across all jurisdictions. He identifies when similar issues are being probed from case to case, and makes sure his defenses are rigorously consistent with each other, as well as with clients’ overall business strategies.
Troy has substantial experience defending many types of class actions, from consumer claims to employment, privacy, financial services, insurance, toxic tort and many others. He assesses risk tolerance for clients and thoroughly explains circumstances and options. He also regularly advises on preventive measures to avoid future claims.
Troy also has a long and successful record in coordinating class action and complex proceedings, defending clients who are sued in multiple jurisdictions around the world. In addition, he is an experienced appellate lawyer and has handled appeals before the US Supreme Court, several federal circuits and various state appellate courts.
Luppino, No. 16-8001 (3d Cir. Mar. 7, 2016), aff’g, No. 09-5582 (D.N.J. Dec. 22, 2015) (victory for Client at class certification stage, and subsequent affirmance on appeal)
Nadeau, No. 500-06-000674-131 (Quebec Super.) (denial of Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action)
Ward v. Square, Inc. (S.F. Super. Dec. 17, 2015) (pre-pleading attack dismissal based on aggressive strategy)