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NJL People: Barrett L. Schreiner

Key Practice Experience

Key Industry Experience

  • Technology
  • Retail
  • Internet
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Reporting Agency

Representative Matters

  • Represented Internet search engine in a putative class action raising the question of whether simply alleging a violation of a federal statute is sufficient to confer Article III standing. The case made it to the US Supreme Court, which decided in the search engine’s favor.
  • Obtained $51 million summary judgment on claim that defendant—a member of a high-profile family in Hong Kong—failed to repay a promissory note.
  • Represented and advised an international bank in connection with litigation matters involving properties in the State of California by alleged tenants concerning foreclosure and habitability issues.
  • Defended company against claims that it improperly recorded consumer telephone calls in violation of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA). The company moved to dismiss arguing that the legislature never intended CIPA to apply to customer-service calls and that CIPA does not apply to calls made from outside of California. Shortly after being served with the motion, Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his case.
  • Defended supergraphic sign companies in actions by the Los Angeles City Attorney concerning unfair competition and free speech rights.
  • Defended several companies against claims that they failed to make appropriate disclosures required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Recognitions and Honors

  • UCLA Law Review, Managing Editor
  • UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs, Proofreader Managing Editor
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, Legal Writing & Research (highest grade in class)

Professional Associations

  • Southern California Mediation Association

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer Mediator, The Center For Conflict Resolution – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

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