Angel Garganta

Venable LLP

Maintaining a national practice with San Francisco roots, Angel A. Garganta is a commercial litigator and co-chair of the Class Action Defense Group. A nationally recognized authority on food, beverage, and supplement litigation and consumer protection laws, Angel focuses his practice on advertising law.

He represents a variety of businesses, including manufacturers and retailers, nationally and internationally in a broad range of unfair business practice/consumer class actions and complex commercial disputes.

He uses his experience to achieve cost-effective and efficient results on behalf of his clients through early and strategic use of motions to dispose of cases or to position them for favorable settlements.

Experience :

  • Regularly counseling and representing food, beverage, and supplement manufacturers and retailers on advertising and labeling issues and reducing class action risk
  • Representing a food manufacturer in a putative nationwide consumer class action in the Northern District of California involving novel “natural” claims
  • Obtained dismissal of claims for monetary relief against a dietary supplement company in a four-year-long class action in the Northern District of California alleging that the company falsely advertises the joint health benefits of its products
  • Defending a food retailer against a putative nationwide class action in the Central District of California alleging false advertising of almond milk products
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a nationwide class action in the District of Massachusetts alleging that a popular supplement is ineffective
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice for a national quick-serve restaurant chain in a putative nationwide consumer class action in the Central District of California alleging an “adulterated” ingredient
  • Obtained summary judgment and dismissal for a national restaurant system in multiple consumer class actions nationally alleging false advertising about the nutritional content of its menu items
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a putative nationwide class action against a major supplement retailer alleging that 16 products were misleadingly labeled and advertised
  • Defended a manufacturer of a popular pre-workout supplement against multiple class actions alleging that the product was unsafe and falsely advertised.
  • Regularly representing a national personal care products manufacturer in consumer class action and related matters
  • Defended a manufacturer of Bluetooth headsets against federal multidistrict false advertising and unfair business practices class actions alleging failure to warn consumers of hearing loss risk
  • Defended a prescription drug manufacturer against a products liability class action alleging misleading labeling

Education :

  • J.D.University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law1992
  • M.A.University of California at Berkeley1987
  • A.B.magna cum laudePrinceton University1984

Bar Admissions : California

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Clerk Experience : Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional Memberships :

  • Member, American Law Institute, elected December 2017
  • Member, Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance
  • Member, Northern District of California Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel
  • Co-chair, Lawyer Representative Committee for the Northern District of California
  • Member, editorial advisory board, California Forms of Pleading and Practice (Matthew Bender)
  • Member, board of directors, Northern District of California Practice Program


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