Amit Rana

Counsel
Amit Rana

Amit Rana focuses his practice on commercial disputes and class action defense. In particular, Amit has extensive experience successfully defending against national consumer class actions, including those brought under unfair competition and false advertising laws. He has been involved in more than 65 threatened or filed consumer class actions and brings creative legal solutions to accommodate business needs in a variety of industries, including consumer-packaged goods, multi-site franchises, food/restaurant, and computer software.

Amit also maintains a broad commercial litigation practice. He has prosecuted and defended breach of contract claims, fraud, employment and partnership disputes, and matters brought under the Lanham Act and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Amit regularly provides litigation and class action avoidance counseling and conducts M&A due diligence for advertising and marketing exposure. He maintains a national practice and routinely represents clients in federal and state courts across the country.

Experience

Representative Matters

Class Actions

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a federal court action alleging false advertising of poultry products against a national grocery chain (affirmed on appeal)
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a federal court action alleging false advertising of cold pressed juice products against a major juice brand
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a federal court action alleging false advertising related to health claims against a snack food brand
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a federal court action alleging false advertising related to multi-function malic acid against a national beverage brand
  • Defended a public snack food corporation against false advertising claims regarding slack-fill, resulting in the matter being voluntarily dismissed
  • Defended a national frozen desserts brand against false advertising claims resulting in the matter being voluntarily dismissed
  • Ongoing counseling and litigation defense of multiple subscription-based businesses related to auto-renewal laws
  • Ongoing counseling and litigation defense of multiple marketing, advertising, and technology companies related to alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Commercial Litigation

  • Second-chaired a three-week arbitration trial, resulting in a nine-figure arbitration award (one of the largest in Colorado state history)
  • Second-chaired a four-week jury trial for shareholders of a market research company in a licensing dispute, resulting in a jury verdict for the client
  • Obtained an injunction in California Superior Court for a prominent microbrewery against a distributor to enforce termination and recapture distribution rights
  • Represented a municipality in a contract dispute with a professional sports team, regarding arena rights resulting in voluntary dismissal of claims with no settlement payment
  • Represented a snack bar company in a sponsorship dispute with a professional motorsports team resulting in favorable settlement
  • Represented selling shareholders of an emerging technology company in an M&A dispute resulting in a favorable settlement
  • Represented a prominent microbrewery in a contract dispute with a distributor resulting in a favorable settlement

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. University of California at Davis 2013
  • B.A. Political Science and History University of Michigan 2007

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition
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  • Super LawyersRising Star, Northern California, 2021