People: Giovanna A. Ferrari, Partner

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Giovanna A. Ferrari

Partner

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1019
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Ms. Ferrari is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She has counseled and represented clients in all phases of litigation, including initiation and defense of lawsuits, at trial, at mediation/arbitration, and in appellate proceedings. Ms. Ferrari specializes in retail, commercial, business, and consumer litigation, including defense and prosecution of California Business & Professions Code section 17200 claims, Song-Beverly Credit Card Act claims, and Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims.  Ms. Ferrari is experienced in state and federal class action defense, Multi-District Litigation, business and commercial contract disputes, and consumer class actions (including those involving credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and loyalty programs).  Ms. Ferrari is an active member of the Litigation Group Class Action Committee.

In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Ms. Ferrari was recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a business litigation “Rising Star,” a designation awarded to less than 3% of qualified attorneys.

Ms. Ferrari is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She has counseled and represented clients in all phases of litigation, including initiation and defense of lawsuits, at trial, at mediation/arbitration, and in appellate proceedings. Ms. Ferrari specializes in retail, commercial, business, and consumer litigation, including defense and prosecution of California Business & Professions Code section 17200 claims, Song-Beverly Credit Card Act claims, and Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims.  Ms. Ferrari is experienced in state and federal class action defense, Multi-District Litigation, business and commercial contract disputes, and consumer class actions (including those involving credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and loyalty programs).  Ms. Ferrari is an active member of the Litigation Group Class Action Committee.

In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Ms. Ferrari was recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a business litigation “Rising Star,” a designation awarded to less than 3% of qualified attorneys.

Education

  • J.D., University of San Francisco, magna cum laude (2003)

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2000)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Affiliations

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Sacred Heart Atherton Preparatory (Alumni Board Member, Business Networking Chair)

Presentations

  • Presenter:  “Important Consumer Statutes for Retailers,” 2011 Multi-Channel Marketing Summit (2011)

Publications

  • “Consumer Statutes Retailers Need to Know,” Retail White Paper (July 2010, April 2011)

Externships

  • Extern for Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of the United States District Court, Northern District California
  • Extern for Justice Joyce Kennard of the California Supreme Court
  • Extern for the Securities and Exchange Commission.