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University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1988.
Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1985.
Chad Hummel is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in some of the nation’s most high profile civil and criminal cases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and, for more than a decade, has been ranked among the Best Lawyers in America and a Super Lawyer in California. He is Co-Chair of Manatt’s Trial Practice and Chair of Firmwide Strategic Development.
Mr. Hummel specializes in representing companies in mission-critical litigation involving antitrust, intellectual property, advertising and marketing, unfair competition, and governmental investigations. Over his twenty-five year career, he has successfully tried highly complex and precedent-setting cases, including the Columbia Savings & Loan / Michael Parker RICO and money laundering case, the Heidi Fleiss federal tax evasion case, the Hewlett Packard inkjet printer Section 2 monopolization case, the Norman Whitfield tax evasion case, the retired NFL players class action against the players’ union (the NFLPA), the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping trial, and the Intuit / H&R Block false advertising battle. He also represented Oscar-winning film Director Roman Polanski in his Swiss extradition litigation with the U.S. government.
He has successfully litigated numerous breach of contract, data breach, fraud, false advertising and Lanham Act, intellectual property (including patent, trademark, right of publicity, trade secret theft, and copyright), federal and state unfair competition, Consumer Legal Remedies Act and complex consumer class action matters in state and federal courts throughout the country in a broad variety of industries. He has also conducted numerous confidential internal investigations and legal compliance audits and then worked with government prosecutors, investigators and regulators at the state and federal levels to achieve resolutions that are fully in line with the clients’ business objectives.
In the past several years, Mr. Hummel has represented IMAX, AT&T, Intuit, AIO Wireless, Sony Pictures, Merchant Warehouse, Digital Domain, Regal Cinemas, AMC, Beachbody, 3M, Ticketmaster, IAC, NBC, FOX, American Idol, Steve Madden, Ltd., Entertainment Publications, Sirius XM, DIRECTV, Sun Products, Blue Shield, HealthNet, Herbalife, Pabst, and Gyrodata among many others.
He is a frequent author and lecturer and has been a lecturer-in-law at USC’s Gould School of Law teaching Advanced Pre-Trial Advocacy.
Antitrust and Unfair Competition Matters
Major Class Actions/17200 Actions/Qui Tam
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Listed among “The Best Lawyers in America” and a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in civil litigation and criminal defense.
Contributing author, West’s California Criminal Law.
Bar Admissions: California, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Supreme Court.
Adjunct Professor (Lecturer in Law), University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Pre-Trial Advocacy.
Co-Chair, ABA White Collar Crime Antitrust Committee, 2012.
Vice Chair, ABA Criminal Law and Procedure Committee, Antitrust Law Section, 2003-2004.
Deputy General Counsel, Rampart Independent Review Panel of the Los Angeles Police Commission, 2000.
Past-Member, Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
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