Lieff Cabraser partner Daniel M. Hutchinson has been named to the Daily Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list for 2016 [subscription]. Mr. Hutchinson is one of 40 outstanding lawyers in California under the age of 40 honored with this prestigious recognition.
The Daily Journal highlights Mr. Hutchinson’s legal achievements in an in-depth profile, focusing on his involvement as co-lead class counsel in recent lawsuits targeting offensive consumer robocalls. This highlighted case is one where plaintiff attorneys represented 17 million people who were harassed with unwanted and abusive telephone solicitations.
“We had to wrap our heads around all the moving parts,” Mr. Hutchinson stated to the publication. “At first, it wasn’t easy to find people aware that the conduct violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. But once they do know, it’s not hard to get them to tell their stories.”
The 2010 robocall suit Mr. Hutchinson and the Lieff Cabraser team took on resulted in the consumer class recovering a total of $24.15 million. The case is In re Capital One Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, 12-cv-10064; MDL No. 2416 (N.D. Ill., lead case filed Jan. 20, 2012).
“The defendants are not happy to see us, but when we can negotiate changes in their practices as part of the outcome, it helps companies as well as the plaintiffs,” he said. “I’m excited and proud to produce results that are win-win.”
About Daniel Hutchinson
A partner in our San Francisco office, Mr. Hutchinson’s practice has been focused on complex class and collective actions that have advanced the public interest. He is an advocate for underrepresented and disadvantaged communities, and has litigated cases involving unfair employment practices against immigrants. Mr. Hutchinson has pursued a series of consumer protection cases against major banks and financial services providers. His efforts have helped result in the largest monetary settlement in the history of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and ended harassing automated calls to millions of consumers.