Bio

A.J. de Bartolomeo

Partner

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Phone: 415-710-7273

Education:
London School of Economics, 1981,
B.A., Fairfield University, 1982
J.D., University of California, Hastings School of Law, San Francisco

Bar Admissions:
California, 1988
A.J. de Bartolomeo joined the Consumer Litigation and the Securities Litigation Practice Groups of MTPG in June 2018. She brings with her nearly thirty years of experience prosecuting class actions and complex matters in courts throughout the United States. With extensive practice litigating mass personal injury matters involving defective drugs and medical devices, Ms. de Bartolomeo has served in court-appointed leadership roles in numerous MDL mass tort and class action lawsuits. She served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for In re: Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Litigation, In re: Actos Products Liability Litigation, and In re: Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation. In other matters, she received Co-Lead position appointments in In re Literary Works in Electronic Database Copyright Litigation, MDL No. 1379 (S.D.N.Y.), In re Motors Liquidation Company, et al., f/k/a General Motors Corp., et al. (Bankruptcy Litigation), In re American Express Financial Advisors Securities Litigation, and CalSTRS v. Qwest Communications, et al.

She served as Co-Lead Counsel representing over 300 individuals (including minors) who used the Fitbit Force™ Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband and suffered personal injuries and permanent scarring, achieving a settlement in aggregate matrix formula for a confidential amount. She was appointed lead counsel On Telstar v. MCI, Inc., achieving a settlement of more than $2.8 million in cash on behalf of class of commercial subscribers alleging FCA violations for unfair billing practices.

Ms. de Bartolomeo has also served on Law and Briefing committees and has been involved with Daubert briefings in a number of cases. She previously served on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for In re: Transvaginal Mesh Litigation.

Ms. de Bartolomeo is in the forefront of advancing opportunities for women in the law. A former Chair of the Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus of the American Association of Justice, she oversaw the caucus’s work in leadership training, student scholarship, membership and political outreach, and other pro-civil justice functions. She is an active member of the American Bar Association Sections on Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, the American Bankruptcy Institute and of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Ms. de Bartolomeo has been ranked among the highest classes of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills with an AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell. She has also been recognized by her peers as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2013.

Other awards and recognition include the Above and Beyond Award, American Association for Justice, 2018; Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California, 2017; Distinguished Service Award, American Association for Justice, 2016; and Top Women Attorneys in Northern California for 2014.

A frequent guest speaker and conference presenter, Ms. de Bartolomeo has addressed subjects of ethical procedures for client and case management, best settlement practices and procedures in complex litigation, pharmaceutical fraud, Daubert challenges, Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 37(e), corporate litigation risk management and compliance procedures, and class action notice and settlement administration.

Past and present memberships and directorships include Member, American Bar Association; Member of ABA Sections on Litigation, and on Antitrust Law and Tort and Insurance Practice; Member, American Association for Justice; Member of the AAJ Executive Committee (2016-Present); Board of Governor (2016-Present); Executive Committee Member for Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus (2016-Present); Chair of Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus (2015-2016); Former Member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Task Force on Securities Litigation and Damage Calculation; Former Member, American Bankruptcy Institute.