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Alexis A. Amezcua

Partner | San Francisco

Whether it’s a trial, class action, investigation, or product release, my clients benefit from my broad commercial litigation experience.


Following securing the favorable dismissal and settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Guidiville Rancheria of California and Upstream Point Molate alleging breach of contract and other claims against the City of Richmond related to a development project at Point Molate, also successfully defeated repeated motions for preliminary injunction and a request for temporary restraining order filed by Richmond residents who opposed the settlement terms. Guidiville and Upstream sought more than $750 million in costs and lost profits from the City.

Won a defense verdict in a $110 million claim against VMWare on allegations of copyright infringement and breach of a license agreement for "BIOS" software.

Second-chaired the defense at arbitration of breach of contract and wrongful termination claims, which resulted in a settlement that was a fraction of the plaintiff’s demand.

Defended international manufacturer against product defect claims alleging a nationwide class and nearly 50 state subclasses, which resulted in significantly narrowing the claims and repeatedly defeating class certification.

Succeeded in narrowing unfair competition and false advertising claims, alleging that processing speed of product was misrepresented, and advised on a strategy that resulted in a complete walk-away, with prejudice, by the plaintiffs.

Represented a defendant in a class action alleging violation of California’s Automatic Renewal Law, significantly narrowing the class and available damages, and resulting in a settlement of the claims.

Conducted an internal investigation of a major financial institution regarding high-profile allegations of violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. She also advised on Congressional testimony and government inquiries, and defended numerous related individual and class actions, which resulted in a favorable settlement of some and complete dismissal and win of others.

Defended manufacturers and retailers of an over-the-counter supplement in personal injury and false advertising and unfair competition class action litigation in numerous states and in a federal multidistrict litigation. The action required extraordinary coordination between multiple defendants and resulted in an omnibus settlement in favor of the defendants.

Recommended for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action - Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco)

The Legal 500 US 2023-2024