Adam P. Zaffos - Fernald Law Group
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ATTORNEYS

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Adam P. Zaffos

Partner

(323) 410-0327

(323) 410-0330

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Complex Civil Litigation

LOS ANGELES

510 W 6th St, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
T: (323) 410-0300
F: (323) 410-0330

LAS VEGAS

6236 Laredo Street
Las Vegas, NV 89146
T: (702) 410-7500
F: (702) 410-7572

BIOGRAPHY

Adam Zaffos brings over 15 years of complex litigation experience to the Firm.  Prior to joining Fernald Law Group, he was a senior litigator with The Wonderful Company—a privately held food conglomerate with such brands as FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Justin Wines, Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds (Get Crackin’ Pistachios) and Wonderful Citrus (Cuties/Halos).

While there, he managed all aspects of litigation and risk management from inception to resolution and chaired or co-chaired multiple trials and arbitrations involving hundreds of millions of dollars.  His complex practice included false advertising, unfair competition, class actions, regulatory dispute (FTC), antitrust, intellectual property, employment, bankruptcy and business litigation.

Prior to that, Adam spent two years with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells where he focused on antitrust litigation, primarily for Fox News Corporation and Fox Entertainment Group.  Before that, he practiced almost six years in the Los Angeles office of Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the largest law firms in the world.  While there, he focused on complex class action and mass tort litigation.

Adam was admitted to practice law in the state of California in 2001.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented pomegranate juice maker in FTC false advertising regulatory action and concurrent class action which resulted in dismissal of class action and avoidance of monetary penalties in FTC action.
  • Represented pomegranate juice maker in United States Supreme Court writ that resulted in the landmark decision that false advertising claims are not bounded by the rules promulgated by the FDA.
  • Represented pistachio grower and processor in multi-million-dollar tort and antitrust actions against it from a competitor. Successfully resolved all cases on either summary judgment or directed verdict.
  • Represented vineyard in $25 million breach of contract action resulting in a fractional verdict of just $400k against the vineyard.
  • Represented large satellite TV provider from a competitor in a multi-billion satellite piracy and business disruption case. Resulted in a very favorably verdict to the client.
  • Represented giant pharmaceutical company in massive nationwide products liability lawsuits against it and other pharmaceutical companies for alleged unsafe product. Resulted in across the board defense verdicts for the client.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Education

  • 2001 – J.D., University of Southern California, top quarter
  • 1997 – M.S., Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, magna cum laude
  • 1996 – B.S., Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, with honors