Andrew Muhlbach's practice emphasizes the defense of consumer class actions and product defect litigation against consumer electronics, computer hardware, software, and financial services companies. In particular, his technical background has been invaluable in several large litigation matters involving claims of product defect, false advertising, and unfair competition laws. Since many of the clients that Mr. Muhlbach represents are large electronics companies that regularly face nationwide class action litigation, he is highly skilled at understanding and developing case strategy for a wide variety of products. Products that he has experience with include smart phones, desktop and notebook computers, software, computer displays, and digital music players. Mr. Muhlbach has been instrumental in developing strategies that win in court and routinely yield favorable outcomes for clients, often saving them substantial amounts of money and preserving the reputation of the client's product.
Mr. Muhlbach also has general commercial litigation experience encompassing complex actions in the fields of business torts, breach of contract, inverse condemnation, and government tort claims.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Muhlbach was associated with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, where his litigation practice focused on commercial disputes and product defect litigation.
Mr. Muhlbach received his B.S. degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1991, with high honors and Tau Beta Pi. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, cum laude, where he served as a member of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review.
Mr. Muhlbach is a member of the state bars of California and Colorado and the bars of all federal courts in California.