Claudia Vetesi focuses her practice on the defense of consumer class actions, and on complex commercial litigation, including unfair competition, false advertising, contract and licensing disputes, privacy issues, financial services litigation, and trade secrets misappropriation. She regularly counsels clients in the food, retail, financial, and technology industries. 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. Ms. Vetesi is also currently defending numerous food manufacturers in class actions and other litigation involving food misbranding claims.
Ms. Vetesi has also handled arbitrations. Last year, she served as the Administrative Secretary assisting an International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") tribunal to decide a commercial dispute between Israeli and Chinese parties governed by UK law.
Earlier this year, she completed a secondment in the U.S. Commercial Law group of a major consumer electronics company.
Ms. Vetesi 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. She 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 Court Competition. During law school, Ms. Vetesi externed for the Honorable John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Ninth Circuit, and for Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the Northern District of California.