Claudia Vetesi is a litigation associate active in both the firm's consumer class action and international arbitration practice groups. Ms. Vetesi has experience in complex commercial litigation, including consumer class action, unfair competition, false advertising, contract disputes, financial services litigation, and trade secrets misappropriation. She regularly counsels clients in the retail, financial, and technology industries. Ms. Vetesi has made appearances in both state and federal court. She also represents companies in false advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
Recently, Ms. Vetesi successfully defended a class action lawsuit against a national bank on civil rights discrimination claims. She presented oral argument before the California Court of Appeal, and the case resulted in a published opinion.
As part of her international arbitration practice, Ms. Vetesi currently serves as the Administrative Secretary to an International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") tribunal hearing a commercial dispute between Israeli and Chinese parties governed by UK law. She also regularly assists with events relating to the firm's international arbitration practice.
Ms. Vetesi's experience as a former judicial extern for the Honorable John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Ninth Circuit, has provided her with much knowledge about the appellate court system and proved invaluable in many of the cases she handles.
She is active in the firm's pro bono efforts, and has appeared in federal court numerous times on behalf of clients in various criminal matters. Ms. Vetesi is a recipient of the State Bar of California's Wiley W. Manuel Award for public service.
Ms. Vetesi received her J.D. degree from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall School of Law) in 2004, where she was a former associate editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She also competed twice in the Jessup International Law Moot CourtCompetition.