Jones Day (Irvine)

Darren K. Cottriel

Jones Day (Irvine)
Lawyer (Partner)

Darren Cottriel is nationally recognized for results achieved for clients in federal and state court litigation and trials as well as in arbitrations and prelitigation disputes throughout the United States. Darren’s practice focuses on class actions, commercial, real estate, joint venture, construction, and project finance disputes and unfair competition. His class action defense work includes defending companies in a broad range of industries in actions brought under California’s Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and similar consumer laws in other states. He is rated by Chambers USA as one of the top consumer class action lawyers in the country.

Recent matters Darren has handled include a 10-week jury trial of a $200 million real estate dispute, a bench trial of claims between health care companies, a defense victory in a $22 million arbitration of a joint venture dispute (including recovery of attorneys’ fees), dismissal with prejudice of a nationwide putative class action against a national homebuilder alleging claims for fraud in home sales and mortgage transactions, denials of class certification in multiple cases, and dismissals with prejudice of class actions against a manufacturer of consumer batteries. Other recent representations include lead defense counsel in putative class actions involving batteries, snack foods, televisions, plumbing fittings, wireless headphones, residential home sales, fuel surcharges, text messaging, and assisted living communities.

Darren is leader of the Firm’s California class action practice and head of litigation in the Firm’s Irvine Office. He is on the Board of Governors of the Orange County Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

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David Kiernan, Craig E. Stewart, Darren K. Cottriel, Lin W. Kahn, Catherine T. Zeng The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit clarifies class certification standards in an antitrust appeal (Olean Wholesale Grocery / Bumble Bee Foods)


The Ninth Circuit approved use of statistical analysis that relies on averaging but reversed class certification because the district court failed to resolve whether more than a de minimis number of putative class members were injured. On April 6, 2021, in Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop. v. (...)

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