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            Friday, December 25, 2015, Vol. 17, No. 257


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* Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2015


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* Most Active Class Action Defendant Law Firms - 2015
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The Class Action Reporter is pleased to provide our subscribers
the following list of law firms that we have identified as the 15
most active firms representing defendants in class action lawsuits
during 2015.

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and no reproduction or further use of this list is permitted
without the prior written consent of Beard Group, Inc., P.O. Box
40915, Washington, D.C. 20016



LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.

          This year Littler Mendelson P.C. represented defendant
          companies in at least 36 class action complaints
          alleging violations of, among others, the Fair Labor
          Standards Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the
          California Labor Code, the Worker Adjustment and
          Retraining Notification Act, and other labor law
          statutes.  Defendant companies include Dollar Tree
          Stores, Inc., which is being sued for violations of the
          California Labor Code and over account receivable
          claims; DWM Consulting, LLC, Ashley Furniture
          Industries, Inc., Keypoint Government Solutions, Inc.,
          NUCO2 LLC, Del Monte Fresh Produce (West Coast), Inc.,
          Mistras Group, Inc., and MASTEC, Inc., and its
          affiliates, for alleged violations of the Fair Labor
          Standards Act; Beavex Inc., et al., U.S. Security
          Associates, Inc., and Beavex, Inc., et al., for alleged
          violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; Big Lots
          Stores Inc., et al., GrubHub, Inc., and Werner
          Enterprises, Inc., over labor-related issues; BES
          Trucking Corp. et al., and First Student, Inc., for
          violation of wage laws; PM Realty Group LP for alleged
          employment discrimination; and Patterson-UTI Drilling
          Company for alleged violation of the Worker Adjustment
          and Retraining Notification Act.

          Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in
          more than 30 states in the United States and 14
          countries in the world.

          On the Web: https://www.littler.com/

          Contact:

          Keith C. Hult, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Actions Practice Group
          LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.
          321 North Clark Street, Suite 1000
          Chicago, IL 60654
          Telephone: (312) 795-3206
          E-mail: khult@littler.com


          Allan G. King, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Actions Practice Group
          LITTLER MENDELSON P.C.
          100 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000
          Austin, TX 78701
          Telephone: (512) 982-7252
          E-mail: agking@littler.com



MORGAN LEWIS BOCKIUS LLP

          Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP represented defendant companies
          in at least 21 class action lawsuits filed this year.
          The firm is defending companies including JPMorgan Chase
          Bank, National Association, for alleged violations of
          the Fair Labor Standards Act and wage and hour statutes;
          Kmart Corporation for alleged violations of the FLSA;
          Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., Amazon.com LLC,
          Opengate Capital, LLC, OpenGate Capital Group LLC,
          OpenGate Capital Management LLC, Pennysaver USA, LLC,
          Opengate Capital, LLC, over labor-related claims;
          Amerigas Propane, Inc., for alleged violations for the
          California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare
          Commission Wage Order; Facebook Inc. for alleged gender
          bias; Morgan Stanley & Co., LLC, et al., and Virgin
          America, Inc., et al., for wage-related claims; Organo
          Gold Int'l Inc., over personal injury claims; Pfizer
          Inc. over securities claims and Ascena Retail Group,
          Inc., et al., for fraud related claims; BP West Coast
          Products LLC, et al., over gasoline price; Delta Air
          Lines, Inc., for alleged violations of the Labor Code
          Private Attorneys General Act; and Hewlett-Packard
          Company over alleged violations of the California Unfair
          Competition Law.

          Based in Philadelphia, Penn., with 16 offices around in
          the United States and 11 offices in Asia-Pacific,
          Europe, and Middle East.

          On the Web: http://www.morganlewis.com/

          Contact:

          Molly Moriarty Lane, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS BOCKIUS LLP
          One Market, Spear Street Tower
          San Francisco, CA 94105-1596
          Telephone: (415) 442-1333
          Facsimile: (415) 442-1001
          E-mail: mlane@morganlewis.com


          Donn P. Pickett, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS BOCKIUS LLP
          One Market, Spear Street Tower
          San Francisco, CA 94105-1596
          Telephone: (415) 442-1320
          Facsimile: (415) 442-1320
          E-mail: donn.picket@morganlewis.com


          Scott T. Schutte, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS BOCKIUS LLP
          77 West Wacker Dr.
          Chicago, IL 60601-5094
          Telephone: (312) 324-1773
          Facsimile: (312) 324-1001
          E-mail: sschutte@morganlewis.com


          Daniel L. Goldberg, Esq.
          MORGAN LEWIS BOCKIUS LLP
          One Federal St.
          Boston, MA 02110-1726
          Telephone: (617) 951-8327
          Facsimile: (617) 345-5042
          Emai: daniel.goldberg@morganlewis.com



JONES DAY

          Jones Day represented companies in at least 17 class
          action lawsuits filed in 2015.  The firm represented
          Automated Data Processing, Inc., over lawsuits relating
          to deduction of fees and licensed insurance
          professionals; EBay Inc., and Intuit Inc., in a lawsuit
          accusing the companies of violating antitrust laws;
          BP West Coast Products LLC, et al., over gasoline
          prices; CSX Transportation and Union Tank Car Company in
          lawsuits arising from a train derailment; and Mike
          Scott, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Lee
          County, Florida, over use of unapproved radar guns.

          Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with 42 offices in
          major centers of business and finance throughout the
          world.

          On the Web: http://www.jonesday.com/

          Contact:

          James S. Urban, Esq.
          JONES DAY
          500 Grant Street, Suite 4500
          Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2514
          Telephone: (412) 394-7906
          Facsimile: (412) 394-7959
          E-mail: jsurban@jonesday.com


          Rick Bergstrom, Esq.
          JONES DAY
          12265 El Camino Real Suite 200
          San Diego, CA 92130-4096
          Telephone: (858) 314-1118
          Facsimile: (858) 314-1150
          E-mail: rjbergstrom@jonesday.com


          Mhairi L. Whitton, Esq.
          JONES DAY
          12265 El Camino Real Suite 200
          San Diego, CA 92130-4096
          Telephone: (858) 314-1137
          Facsimile: (858) 314-1150
          E-mail: mwhitton@jonesday.com


          Ashley Goff, Esq.
          JONES DAY
          12265 El Camino Real Suite 200
          San Diego, CA 92130-4096
          Telephone: (858) 314-1199
          Facsimile: (858) 314-1150
          E-mail: agoff@jonesday.com


          Theodore M. Grossman, Esq.
          JONES DAY
          222 East 41st Street
          New York, NY 10017-6702
          Telephone: (212) 326-3480
          Facsimile: (212) 755-7306
          E-mail: tgrossman@jonesday.com



SEYFARTH SHAW LLP

          Seyfarth Shaw LLP represented defendant companies in at
          least 16 class action complaints in 2015.  The companies
          include Michaels Stores, Inc., and Beavex Inc., et al.,
          for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act;
          Enterprise Drilling Fluids, Inc., Berry Petroleum
          Company, LLC, Linn Operating, Inc., and Does 1 through
          10 in a lawsuit arising from a merger; Whole Foods
          Market Group, Inc., et al., in a lawsuit arising from
          the retailer's Greek yogurt marketing; and Wipro
          Technologies, Inc., et al., over job-related disputes.

          Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with more than 850
          attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and
          Sydney.

          On the Web: http://www.seyfarth.com/

          Contact:

          Daniel M. Blouin, Esq.
          Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group Chair
          SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
          131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2400
          Chicago, IL 60603-5577
          Telephone: (312) 460-5966
          Facsimile: (312) 460-7966
          E-mail: dblouin@seyfarth.com


          Jason P. Stiehl, Esq.
          Commercial Class Action Defense Group Co-Chair
          SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
          131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 2400
          Chicago, IL 60603-5577
          Telephone: (312) 460-5568
          Facsimile: (312) 460-7568
          E-mail: jstiehl@seyfarth.com



OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.

          Ogletree Deakins is defending companies in at least 14
          class action lawsuits, including AlliedBarton Security
          Services LLC and Wal-Mart Stores East LP, d/b/a Wal-Mart
          Supercenter, over alleged violations of the Fair Labor
          Standards Act; Brink's Incorporated over alleged non-
          payment of overtime wages; Manpower US Inc., et al., in
          lawsuits arising from labor-related issues; and
          ManpowerGroup US over alleged violations of the Fair
          Credit Reporting Act.

          Based in Greenville, South Carolina, with more than 700
          attorneys and 47 offices across the United States, in
          Europe, and in Mexico.

          On the Web: http://www.ogletreedeakins.com/

          Contact:

          Burton D. Garland Jr., Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          7700 Bonhomme Avenue, Suite 650
          St. Louis, MO 63105
          Telephone: (314) 802-3953
          E-mail: burton.garland@ogletreedeakins.com


          Spencer C. Skeen, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 990
          San Diego, CA 92122
          Telephone: (858) 652-3102
          E-mail: spencer.skeen@ogletreedeakins.com


          Timothy L. Johnson, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 990
          San Diego, CA 92122
          Telephone: (858) 652-3105
          E-mail: tim.johnson@ogletreedeakins.com


          Chris R. Pace, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          4520 Main Street, Suite 400
          Kansas City, MO 64111
          Telephone: (816) 410-2232
          E-mail: chris.pace@ogletreedeakins.com


          Justin M. Dean, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          4520 Main Street, Suite 400
          Kansas City, MO 64111
          Telephone: (816) 410-2244
          E-mail: Justin.dean@ogletreedeakins.com


          Rene L. Duckworth, Esq.
          OGLETREE, DEAKINS, NASH, SMOAK & STEWART, P.C.
          4520 Main Street, Suite 400
          Kansas City, MO 64111
          Telephone: (816) 410-1804
          E-mail: rene.duckworth@ogletreedeakins.com



GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

          Greenberg Traurig is representing companies in at least
          14 class action complaints.  These company defendants
          include American International Group, which is being
          sued over alleged breach of the Securities Exchange
          Act; Top Rank Promotions in a lawsuit related to the
          May 2 boxing fight between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd
          Mayweather Jr.; Global Tel*Link for alleged violations
          of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the
          Telephone Consumer Protection Act; Walmart Stores
          for alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act; and
          Louisville Distilling Company in a lawsuit arising
          from alleged false advertising and violation of the
          Kentucky Consumer Protection Act.

          Headquarted in Miami, Fla., with 38 offices in the
          United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the
          Middle East.

          On the Web: http://www.gtlaw.com/

          Contact:

          James N. Boudreau, Esq.
          Chair, Class and Collective Action Group
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          2700 Two Commerce Square
          2001 Market Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Telephone: (215) 988-7800
          Facsimile: (215) 988-7801
          E-mail: boudreauj@gtlaw.com


          Ruth A. Bahe-Jachna, Esq.
          Co-Chair, Class Action Litigation Group
          GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
          77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
          Chicago, IL 60601
          Telephone: (312) 456-8421
          Facsimile: (312) 456-8435
          E-mail: baher@gtlaw.com



REED SMITH LLP

           Reed Smith represented company defendants in at least
           13 class action cases in 2015.  These companies include
           Argosy Education for alleged violation of the Telephone
           Consumer Protection Act; GNC Holdings, Inc., et al., in
           a lawsuit arising from product mislabeling; Nationstar
           Mortgage for alleged breach of contract; General
           Nutrition Corporation and Walgreen Co. for alleged
           deceptive marketing of herbal supplements; and Citizens
           Financial Group for alleged violation of the Truth in
           Lending Act (TILA) and the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade
           Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

           Based in Pittsburg, Pa., with 26 offices throughout the
           United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

           On the Web: http://www.reedsmith.com/

           Contact:

           Thomas A. Evans, Esq.
           REED SMITH LLP
           101 Second Street, Suite 1800
           San Francisco, CA 94105
           Telephone: (415) 659-4773
           Facsimile: (415) 391-8269
           E-mail: tevans@reedsmith.com


           Deepa J. Zavatsky, Esq.
           REED SMITH LLP
           136 Main Street, Suite 250
           Princeton Forrestal Village
           Princeton, NJ 08540
           Telephone: (609) 514-5963
           Facsimile: (609) 951-0824
           E-mail: dzavatsky@reedsmith.com


           Douglas C. Allen, Esq.
           REED SMITH LLP
           Reed Smith Centre
           225 Fifth Avenue
           Pittsburgh, PA 15222
           Telephone: (412) 288-3888
           Facsimile: (412) 288-3063
           E-mail: dcallen@reedsmith.com


           John Hooper, Esq.
           REED SMITH LLP
           599 Lexington Avenue
           22nd Floor
           New York, NY 10022
           Telephone: (212) 205-6125
           Facsimile: (212) 521-5450
           E-mail: jhooper@reedsmith.com



SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP

           This year, Sidley Austin represented company defendants
           in at least 13 class action cases.  The company
           defendants include Quest Diagnostics Inc. in a lawsuit
           alleging violation of antitrust laws; and Accentcare
           Inc. in a lawsuit arising from contract arbitration.

           Based in Chicago, Ill., with 19 offices worldwide.

           On the Web: http://www.sidley.com/

           Contact:

           James A. Huizinga, Esq.
           Co-Leader, Consumer Class Action Practice Team
           SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
           1501 K Street, N.W.
           Washington, D.C. 20005
           Telephone: (202) 736-8681
           E-mail: jhuizinga@sidley.com


           Michael L. Mallow, Esq.
           SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
           555 West Fifth Street
           Los Angeles, CA 90013
           Telephone: (213) 896-6666
           E-mail: mmallow@sidley.com


           Eric S. Mattson, Esq.
           Co-Leader, Consumer Class Action Practice Team
           SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP
           One South Dearborn
           Chicago, IL 60603
           Telephone: (312) 853-4716
           E-mail: emattson@sidley.com



HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP

         Hogan Lovells was tapped as defense counsel for companies
         in at least 12 class action lawsuits this year.  The
         represented companies include Blue Cross of California
         for several lawsuits alleging, among other things,
         violations of California's Unfair Competition Law and
         California's Data Breach Act, breach of contract, and
         liability over theft of personally identifiable
         information.  Other company defendants include the
         Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program
         over a wages-and-hour lawsuit; Anthem Life & Disability
         Insurance, Empire HealthChoice Assurance and Empire
         Health Choice HMO for alleged violation of the Health
         Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; HMO
         Missouri, Inc., et al., and RightChoice Managed Care,
         Inc., et al., for liability over cyber attacks.

         Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with more than
         45 offices around the world, including offices in
         Baltimore, Md., Denver, Colo., Houston, Tex., Los
         Angeles, Calif., New York, and Washington, D.C.

         On the Web: http://www.hoganlovells.com/

         Contact:

         Lisa Fried, Esq.
         HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP
         875 Third Avenue
         New York, NY 10022
         Telephone: (212) 909-0658
         Facsimile: (212) 918-3100
         Email: lisa.fried@hoganlovells.com


         Craig A. Hoover, Esq.
         HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP
         Columbia Square
         555 Thirteenth Street, NW
         Washington, D.C. 20004
         Telephone: (202) 637-5694
         Facsimile: (202) 637-5910
         Email: craig.hoover@hoganlovells.com


         Michael M. Maddigan, Esq.
         HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP
         1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400
         Los Angeles, CA 90067
         Telephone: (310) 785-4727
         Facsimile: (310) 785-4601
         Email: michael.maddigan@hoganlovells.com



O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP

          This year, O'Melveny & Myers served as counsel to
          defendants at least 12 purported class action cases.
          The firm's clients include American Airlines, which,
          together with other major airline companies, is being
          sued for alleged price-fixing of domestic airline
          tickets.  The firm was also tapped by Top Rank
          Promotions, which is being sued over the May 2 boxing
          fight between Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather Jr.;
          and Amylin Pharmaceuticals LLC, which is involved in
          the Incretin Mimetics Products Liability Litigation.
          Other clients include Aegon USA and and Trader Joe's.

          Founded in Los Angeles with offices in New York; San
          Francisco, Century City, Silicon Valley, and Newport
          Beach, Calif.; and Washington, DC; and international
          offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Hong Kong;
          Brussels, Belgium; London, England; Seoul, Korea;
          Singapore; and Tokyo.

          On the Web: http://www.omm.com/

          Contact:

          Benjamin Bradshaw, Esq.
          Katrina M. Robson, Esq.
          Richard Parker, Esq.
          O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP
          1625 Eye Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20006
          Telephone: (202) 383-5300
          Facsimile: (202) 383-5414
          E-mail: bbradshaw@omm.com
                  krobson@omm.com
                  rparker@omm.com


          Sloane Ackerman, Esq.
          O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP
          7 Times Square
          New York, NY 10036
          E-mail: sackerman@omm.com


          Brittney Marie Lane, Esq.
          Catalina J. Vergara, Esq.
          Christopher Brendan Craig, Esq.
          O'MELVENY AND MYERS LLP
          400 South Hope Street 18th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-2899
          Telephone: (213) 430-6000
          Facsimile: (213) 430-6407
          E-mail: blane@omm.com
                  cvergara@omm.com
                  ccraig@omm.com



SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER & HAMPTON, LLP

          Sheppard Mullin entered an appearance as counsel to
          defendants in at least 12 class action lawsuits filed
          in 2015.  Defendant companies include Swift
          Transportation and William Sonoma Inc., which are being
          sued over alleged labor law violations.

          Has offices in Chicago; New York; Los Angeles, Century
          City, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Diego and San
          Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and international
          offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China; Brussels,
          Belgium; London, England; and Seoul, Korea.

          Contact:

          Ronald John Holland, II, Esq.
          Babak G. Yousefzadeh, Esq.
          John David Ellis, Esq.
          Paul Scott Cowie, Esq.
          SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER AND HAMPTON LLP
          Four Embarcadero Center, 17th Floor
          San Francisco, CA 94111
          Telephone: (415) 434-9100
          Facsimile: (415) 434-3947
          E-mail: rholland@sheppardmullin.com
                  byousefzadeh@sheppardmullin.com
                  jellis@sheppardmullin.com
                  pcowie@sheppardmullin.com


          Kent R. Raygor, Esq.
          SHEPPARD, MULLIN, RICHTER & HAMPTON LLP
          1901 Avenue of The Stars, 16th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90067
          Telephone: (310) 228-3700
          Facsimile: (310) 228-3701
          E-mail: kraygor@sheppardmullin.com


          Valerie Elizabeth Alter, Esq.
          SHEPPARD MULLIN RICHTER AND HAMPTON
          333 South Hope Street, 48 Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90071
          Telephone: (310) 228-3710
          Facsimile: (310) 228-3910
          E-mail: valter@sheppardmullin.com



JACKSON LEWIS P.C.

          Jackson Lewis is defending at least 11 companies in
          purported class action complaints filed this year.
          Clients include Burger King, GWB LLC, Wyndham Worldwide
          Operations, and Piggly Wiggly, which are being sued for
          alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

          Headquartered in White Plains, New York, with 56 offices
          in the United States.

          On the Web: http://www.jacksonlewis.com/

          Contact:

          Damien Paul DeLaney
          Frank M. Liberatore, Esq.
          JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
          725 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 2500
          Los Angeles, CA 90016
          Telephone: (213) 689-0404
          Facsimile: (213) 680-0430
          E-mail: ddelaney@jacksonlewis.com
                  LiberatF@jacksonlewis.com



KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP

          Kirkland & Ellis was involved in at least 11 purported
          class action cases this year, representing, among
          others, Volkswagen in class suits over the recent
          emission test scandal; General Motors in the multi-
          district litigation related to ignition switch defect
          in its vehicles; and ABB/Con-Cise Optical Group over
          alleged price-fixing of contact lens products.

          Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Houston; Los
          Angeles; New York; Palo Alto, Calif.; San Francisco;
          and Washington, D.C.; and international offices in
          London, England; and Munich, Germany; Beijing and
          Shanghai, China; and Hong Kong

          On the Web: http://www.kirkland.com/

          Contact:   

          Elizabeth L. Deeley, Esq.
          KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
          555 California Street
          San Francisco, CA 94104
          Telephone: (415) 439-1861
          Facsimile: (415) 439-1500
          E-mail: elizabeth.deeley@kirkland.com


          Edwin John, Esq.
          Ian R. Conner, Esq.
          KIRKLAND & ELLIS, LLP
          655 15th St. NW, Suite 1200
          Washington, DC 20005
          Telephone: (202) 879-5000
          Facsimile: (202) 879-5200
          E-mail: eu@kirkland.com
                  ian.conner@kirkland.com



MAYER BROWN LLP

          This year, Mayer Brown served as counsel to defendants
          in at least 11 purported class action complaints.  
          Among others, the firm represented Volkswagen in a suit
          over the recent emission test scandal; Ace American
          Insurance in a suit over alleged violation of the
          Telephone Consumer Protection Act; and Van's
          International Foods over alleged mislabeling of food
          products as "totally natural" or "all natural."

          Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Charlotte,
          N.C.; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto,
          Calif.; and Washington DC; and abroad in Mexico City;
          Rio de Janeiro (T&C) and Sao Paulo (T&C), Brazil;
          Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing and Shanghai, China; Hanoi
          and Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Hong Kong; Singapore;
          Brussels, Belgium; Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, Germany;
          and London, England.

          On the Web: https://www.mayerbrown.com/

          Contact:

          Michael Martinez, Esq.
          MAYER BROWN LLP
          1675 Broadway
          New York, NY 10019
          Telephone: (212) 506-2514
          E-mail: michael.martinez@mayerbrown.com


          John Nadolenco, Esq.
          Neil M. Soltman, Esq.
          Matthew H. Marmolejo, Esq.
          Andrew Z. Edelstein, Esq.
          MAYER BROWN LLP
          350 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-1503
          Telephone: 213 229 5173
          Facsimile: 213 625 0248
          E-mail: jnadolenco@mayerbrown.com
                  nsoltman@mayerbrown.com
                  mmarmolejo@mayerbrown.com
                  aedelstein@mayerbrown.com

          
          Keri E. Borders, Esq.
          Dale J. Giali, Esq.
          MAYER BROWN LLP
          350 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
          Los Angeles, CA 90071-1503
          Telephone: (213) 229-9500
          Facsimile: (213) 625-0248
          E-mail: kborders@mayerbrown.com
                  dgiali@mayerbrown.com



PAUL HASTINGS LLP

          Paul Hastings entered an appearance as counsel to
          defendants in at least 10 purported class action suits
          filed this year.  Defendant companies in those
          cases include Caviar Inc., which is being sued for
          alleged misclassification of workers as independent
          contractors; and Rite Aid, also for allegedly
          misclassifying salaried store managers as exempt from
          overtime pay and related requirements of California
          laws.

          With offices in Atlanta; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles;
          New York; Orange County, Calif; Palo Alto, Calif.; San
          Diego; San Francisco; and Washington, D.C; and
          international offices in Brussels, Belgium; Frankfurt,
          Germany; London, England; Milan and Paris, in Italy;
          Beijing and Shanghai, in China; Hong Kong; Seoul; and
          Tokyo.

          On the Web: http://www.paulhastings.com/

          Contact:

          Patrick W. Shea, Esq.
          75 East 55th Street
          New York, NY 10022
          Telephone: (212) 318-6405
          Facsimile: 1(212) 752-2542
          E-mail: patrickshea@paulhastings.com


          Jeffrey D. Wohl, Esq.
          PAUL HASTINGS LLP
          55 Second Street, 24th Floor
          San Francisco, CA 94105
          Telephone: (415) 856-7255
          Facsimile: (415) 856-7355
          E-mail: jeffwohl@paulhastings.com


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