Eric Y. Kizirian

Partner

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Eric Kizirian is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a co-chair of the Class Action & Mass Tort Practice. He has broad experience in the defense and management of purported class actions and other forms of aggregated litigation for major corporations in various industries and involving many areas of substantive law.

In the last five years alone, Mr. Kizirian has been the lead counsel in the defense of over forty-five putative class actions asserting claims for violations of various consumer protection and warranty laws, including California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition Law, and Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Although his experience includes the defense of putative class actions filed against corporations in the medical product, consumer product, technology and insurance industries, Mr. Kizirian has special expertise in defending putative class actions against automobile manufacturers.  Throughout his career, he has defended putative class actions filed against BMW, Hyundai, Honda, Maserati, and General Motors. Mr. Kizirian’s class action decisions include Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., 666 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 2012) and Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 144 Cal. App. 4th 823 (2006), which have had a profound impact on class action litigation seeking relief under California’s consumer protection laws. Mr. Kizirian also has significant experience representing automobile manufacturers in protests and other disputes before the California New Motor Vehicle Board.

Mr. Kizirian is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at his alma matter, Southwestern University School of Law, where he teaches a course on Civil Pretrial Practice.

Legal Experience

  • O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, 2000-2008
  • Hon. Harry Pregerson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judicial Extern
  • Hon. Dickran Tevrizian, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Judicial Extern

Publications

  • Class Control: Class Actions After Mazza v. American Honda, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, February 2013
  • Manipulating the Fourth Amendment: The Expectation of Privacy in Luggage Aboard a Commercial Bus, Southwestern University Law Review, 1999

Published Decisions

  • Yamada v. Nobel Biocare Holding AG, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7122 (April 20, 2016)
  • Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co., 666 F.3d 581 (9th Cir. 2012)
  • Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 144 Cal. App. 4th 823 (2006)
  • Webb v. Carter’s Inc., 272 F.R.D. 489 (C.D. Cal. 2011)

Professional Presentations

  • 2014 Bridgeport National Consumer Class Action Conference, Chicago
  • Action for Attorneys: Hot Topics in 2012 Live Webcast, The Knowledge Congress, October 2012
  • Recent Developments in California’s Unfair Competition Law, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Western Regional Conference, August 2012

Admissions

California

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale Hubble “AV Preeminent” rated
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2014
  • Top Appellate Reversal: Mazza v. American Honda, Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 2013

Education

Southwestern University School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2000

University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science, 1997

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