Carlos M. Lazatin has extensive experience defending clients against class actions and product liability litigation, including claims for unfair competition and consumer fraud. Carlos represents companies in a variety of industries including automobile, food, and apparel, as well as medical devices and products, through all levels of litigation. Prior to attending law school, Carlos worked in brand management at General Mills, Inc., giving him a deep understanding of how claims about false advertising and deceptive labeling affects his clients’ brands.
Carlos has briefed matters at every level of the federal courts and in state trial and appellate courts in California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida. Carlos has also argued matters before the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals and various state and federal trial courts.
Carlos was named a “Rising Star” in Consumer Protection law by Law360 and has been recognized by The Legal 500 in the category of “Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Automotive/Transport.” Carlos has served as a Fellow on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. Carlos has tried more than half a dozen misdemeanor criminal trials to verdict as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Redondo Beach.
- US District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California; Eastern District of Michigan; and District of Alaska
- US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Harvard University, J.D.: cum laude; Winner, Best Brief, 91st Annual Ames Moot Court Competition
- Princeton University, A.B., Public and International Affairs: magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Lt. John A. Larkin Memorial Prize for best thesis in the field of political economy; R.W. van de Velde Award for outstanding junior independent work
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