Consumer Products

Brownstein’s Consumer Products Team is a trusted partner in helping you BUILD AND PROTECT your brand. Our team provides practical, strategic and industry-specific expertise to advise on not only your day-to-day operations, but also extraordinary transactions and disputes. We can assist you with outside in-house counsel, human resources and employment, business and commercial advice, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

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  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant loan servicer on all claims in action brought by borrower for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in connection with serving of loans.

  • Currently Lead Counsel for a nationally recognized consumer brand in contentious opposition and cancellation proceedings at the TTAB against the world’s largest snack food provider.

  • Defended client in state and federal class action lawsuits brought by music festival ticket purchasers and vendors seeking damages for alleged breaches of contract, unjust enrichment, and deceptive trade practices in connection with the cancellation of the event.

  • Represented a client in matters concerning alleged violations of consumer protection and fair debt collection laws, in addition to private contract and tort claims.

  • Represented manufacturers, importers and retailers including the world’s largest corporations and stakeholders of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Successfully resolved a class action lawsuit for defendant in which the alleged violations included violations of the California Unfair Competition Law and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act for alleged false and deceptive advertising related to the printed and online advertising of a particular personal care product.

  • Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of exercise equipment manufacturer in product liability cases in Las Vegas.

  • Represented client in litigation in disputed foreclosure action, asserting claims of breach of contract, violations of the Colorado Consumer Protect Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil conspiracy

  • Represents Nestle Waters North America on water and land use matters involving their Chaffee County bottling plant.

  • Successfully resolved a class action lawsuit for defendant in which the alleged violations included violations of the California Unfair Competition Law and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act for alleged false and deceptive advertising related to the printed and online advertising of a particular personal care product.

  • Represented client in putative class action lawsuit regarding disputed foreclosure practices and alleged violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Colorado Antitrust Act.

  • Co-lead counsel for a pet toy manufacturer accused of patent infringement of method and system claims for manufacturer for edible pet chew. Won a complete Markman victory after full hearing with technical experts, that was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

  • Successfully and efficiently represented international personal care product company in a California Proposition 65 class action lawsuit alleging that upon application, the particular cosmetic product released a previously bound chemical, which required a Proposition 65 warning.

  • Lead counsel for electronics re-seller and fabricator in trade secrets case in Florida involving allegations of corporate espionage and theft.

  • Negotiated the lease for space in a high-end Las Vegas shopping center on behalf of a prominent European fashion retailer.

  • Lead counsel for a manufacturer in the food industry in a trademark infringement action in N.D.Cal.

  • Successfully defended a nutritional supplement company and its officers in Colorado and New York Attorney Generals' Consumer Protection and Deceptive Trade Practices investigations and related civil litigation.

  • Lead counsel for defendant in patent infringement and trade dress litigation in D.Colo. involving folding knives with belt clips. Obtained favorable settlement for client before Markman proceedings.

  • Brownstein, along with a coalition of businesses, successfully convinced Congress to pass legislation granting a five-year carry back for net operating losses. This provision helped Fortune 50 companies to redirect billions of dollars for investment and job creation.

  • Counsel for defendant keyboard and scanner manufacturer and re-seller in patent infringement action brought by a patent holder in N.D. Cal. After proceeding through Markman proceedings, the case settled on favorable terms.

  • Defended significant enforcement matter for a Santa Barbara vineyard.

  • Protected Bottling Plant from interference by City Council resulting from pressure by non-profit groups adverse to bottled water industry.

  • Represented Qwest (now CenturyLink) in lawsuits against multiple Competitive Local Exchange Carriers regarding switched access services.

  • Defended a Fortune 500 public company in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation relating to the merger between two major breweries.

  • Brownstein served as lead counsel for Qwest Communications in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, a consumer class action antitrust case.

  • Represented Qwest Communications in a nationwide consumer fraud class action in Madison County, Illinois, involving the Universal Services Fund (USF).

  • Successfully represented international company in Proposition 65 class action.

  • Successfully defended and resolved a products liability and wrongful death claim involving a minor.

Meet The Team

Gino A. Maurelli Shareholder T 303.223.1115 gmaurelli@bhfs.com
Richard B. Benenson Shareholder T 303.223.1203 rbenenson@bhfs.com
Emily Holmes Shareholder T 303.223.1142 eholmes@bhfs.com
Hal Stratton Shareholder T 505.724.9596 hstratton@bhfs.com
Alexandra Fidler Metzl Shareholder T 303.223.1157 ametzl@bhfs.com
Matthew R. Nyberg Shareholder T 303.223.1153 mnyberg@bhfs.com
Bill C. Berger Shareholder T 303.223.1178 bberger@bhfs.com
Matthew C. Arentsen Associate T 303.223.1152 marentsen@bhfs.com
Emily R. Garnett Associate T 303.223.1171 egarnett@bhfs.com
Kacey L. Higginbotham Associate T 303.223.1296 khigginbotham@bhfs.com
Kerry J. LeMonte Associate T 303.223.1244 klemonte@bhfs.com
Mark M. Oveson Shareholder T 303.223.1127 moveson@bhfs.com
Jonathan C. Sandler Shareholder T 310.564.8672 jsandler@bhfs.com