The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Litigation partner Purvi Patel to its list of Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles. A recognized leader, mentor and role model in her practice, within the firm and throughout the community, it is no surprise that Purvi has been chosen for this honor.
Purvi has a defined niche that cuts across the firm’s Class Actions + Mass Torts and Privacy + Data Security Groups. Due to her vast experience handling class action litigation for clients across sectors, Purvi has notched significant victories for industry-leading companies, winning summary judgment and defeating class certification in some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, as well as negotiating walkaways with tough adversaries. Purvi is also experienced in defending lawsuits involving the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII).
Purvi’s extensive litigation experience uniquely positions her to counsel clients on compliance with established and emerging privacy laws, as well as on the potential privacy implications of business practices relating to the collection of PII. Purvi is the firm’s authority regarding California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act and analogous statutes in other states, and she is at the forefront of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), the most expansive piece of privacy legislation in U.S. history. As a result of her demonstrated acumen, Purvi is advising a number of household-name companies across multiple industries on the CCPA’s operational impact. She has also been recognized by Legal 500 US in its Cyber Law (including data privacy and data protection) category, in which the firm has a Tier 1 ranking.
In addition to her legal work, Purvi is committed to pro bono work and diversifying the legal profession. She has handled numerous pro bono matters throughout her career, focusing specifically on immigration issues. Her commitment to mentoring and helping to advance the careers of diverse and female attorneys is evident in the several influential positions she has assumed at the firm: co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Strategy Committee, hiring partner for the Los Angeles office, and a member of the firm’s Women’s Strategy Committee.
We congratulate Purvi on this recognition and thank her for all she has done to support the firm. You can read more about those recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s January 2020 issue.