Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms, representing a sophisticated client base – including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies – across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. Manatt is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared to other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, to public service, to involvement in the communities we serve and to excellence in all we do.
Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 650 attorneys in 24 cities across two continents. The firm is a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Their diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.
In an industry built on talk, Cozen O’Connor has made its name by doing. They have built their firm one case, one victory at a time. Their attorneys have impeccable academic credentials and are able to combine intellectual rigor with practicality and efficiency. They provide sophisticated, business-minded advice aimed at one simple goal: getting the right result for our clients. No matter how complex, contentious, or critical the undertaking, they persevere until the job is done.
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Richard Gottlieb, a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is lead editor and co-author of the treatise Consumer Financial Services Answer Book, and co-chairs the firm’s nationally recognized practice in this area. He represents clients in RMBS disputes, consumer class actions, and regulatory enforcement proceedings, among other areas.
Richard focuses his practice on defending class action lawsuits and complex litigation in the areas of products liability, food, beverage and liquor liability, and toxic and mass torts, and has decades of experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Richard regularly defends product manufacturers in complex commercial matters and class action lawsuits involving a variety of allegations, including alleged product defect, consumer fraud and mislabeling claims, such as alleged Federal Trade Commission and California Code § 17533.7 violations regarding "Made in the U.S.A." claims. Richard has also served as lead counsel on several high-profile product recalls; interfacing with regulatory bodies and public relations experts. Furthermore, Richard is regularly called upon to defend food and beverage manufacturers and distributors against mass food borne illness claims. Finally, Richard provides regulatory advice to food, beverage, over-the-counter drug manufacturers, including advice regarding product labeling and packaging.
F Brenden Coller focuses his practice on class action and complex litigation, products liability, transportation, toxic tort, and mass tort action. He frequently handles consumer class action litigation as well as other general litigation matters including premises liability, commercial claims and negligence claims.
Brenden possesses a particular knowledge in cases involving manufacturing, design defect, and inadequate warning claims. He has successfully represented large snack and pet food manufacturers in consumer class action litigation as well as product manufacturers and businesses in general litigation matters. Brenden has also defended food manufacturers in product defect and mislabeling matters.
Brenden earned his undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Moravian College. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brenden was a managing editor of outside articles for the Villanova Law Review. He was also a semi-finalist in the Theodore Reimel Moot Court Competition.