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Bridgestone Firestone - National Counsel
For over  thirty years, Herrick has served as regional counsel in New York and New Jersey for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC and its predecessors in connection with claims involving tires, rims, roofing materials, children's car seats, retail stores and employment matters.
Ongoing
Consumer Products Manufacturer - Class Action Defense
Representation of a major consumer products manufacturer in consumer fraud class actions involving the marketing of food and cosmetic products.
Ongoing
Residential Healthcare Facility - Wage/Hour Class Action
Representation of a nursing and residential health care facility in a wage and hour collective and class action lawsuit alleging violations of federal and state labor laws.
Ongoing
Investment Advisor - Litigation Related to Failed Merger and $700 Million in Asset Losses
Representing a registered investment advisor, its managers and the RIA's proprietary funds in a series of four consolidated securities class actions lawsuits, two concurrent state court actions, and a Bermuda and SDNY bankruptcy, involving more than $700 million in claims arising out of a failed merger between the funds and a public shell company.
2014
Tire Manufacturer - Class Action Defense
Regional representation of tire manufacturer in national consumer fraud actions involving Audi and BMW cars. 
Ongoing
National Energy Supplier - Wage/Hour Class Action
Representation of a national service company in a wage and hour collective and class action lawsuit alleging violations of federal and state labor laws.
2013
Landlords and Managing Agents - Dismissal of Hurricane Sandy Class Action
Representing three defendant/owner-landlords and five defendant managing agents of rental properties, located in downtown Manhattan, in a putative bi-lateral class action brought by three plaintiffs seeking rent reimbursement for loss of electricity and other services during Hurricane Sandy.  Plaintiffs purported to represent a class of all similarly situated tenants in the State of New York against our clients, who were sued individually and as named representatives for a putative defendant class of all similarly situated landlords and managing agents in the State of New York.  We successfully obtained dismissal of the complaint on a pre-class certification motion for summary judgment  made prior to any discovery, asserting that the class claims as pled failed to satisfy the statutory requisites of a class action. 
2012
Network Technology Company -- Wage/Hour Class Action
Successful representation of a network technology company in litigating and settling a putative class action lawsuit brought by network technicians based on an alleged failure to pay prevailing wages and benefits on publically financed construction projects.
2010
Title Insurance Company - Class Action Defense
Representation of a title insurance company in a class action alleging overcharges on premiums for policies sold to consumers in New Jersey.  We settled—on terms favorable to our client—early enough in negotiations to minimize our client's legal fees.  
2009
Telecommunications Class Action Dismissal
Representation of a major telecommunications company in a New Jersey class action lawsuit alleging overcharges for telephone services.
Ongoing
Insurance Broker - Class Action Defense
Representation of an insurance broker in its defense of claims arising from a class action involving an unauthorized insurer.
2008
Product Manufacturer - Class Action
Representation of a product manufacturer in federal class action involving claims of consumer fraud and product liability.
2007
Produce Company - FLSA Class Action Defense
Representation of a major produce company in successfully resolving and thwarting a FLSA class action.
2007
Commodities Broker - Dismissal of Class Action
Representation of a major commodities broker in a class action brought in a Florida state court.  The plaintiffs were investors in a foreign exchange hedge fund whose principal perpetrated a multi-million dollar fraud.  The investors alleged that our client, which executed trades on behalf of the fund, violated Florida blue sky laws and aided and abetted the fraud. After twice dismissing the complaint and granting plaintiffs leave to replead, the court finally dismissed all claims with prejudice and awarded our client its costs and attorneys' fees. The appellate court affirmed.
2005
Corporate Director - Dismissal of Securities Class Action Complaint
Representation of the former CEO of a publicly owned telecommunications company in two securities fraud class actions stemming from the company's bankruptcy after the dot-com bubble burst.
2003
Title Insurance Companies - Class Action Defense
Representation of two title insurance companies in two class actions alleging overcharges on premiums for policies sold to consumers in New York.  After extensive litigation, we settled on terms favorable to our clients.
2002
United States Fidelity and Guaranty v. Madison Financial - Defeat of Class Action
Representation of a financial institution in fending off an attempt by a surety to turn a simple lien law claim into a class-action lawsuit. (United States Fidelity and Guaranty v. Madison Financial, 2002 U.S.Dist. Lexis 23374 (S.D.N.Y. 2002))