The Los Angeles Business Journal honored Jeff Margulies (Los Angeles and San Francisco) by naming him a 2019 Top Litigator and Trial Lawyer in Los Angeles.
In a story that accompanied the award's announcement, the Business Journal cited Margulies, Partner-in-Charge of Norton Rose Fulbright's two California offices, for his recent work on several cases:
- In Proposition 65 litigation over high-exposure to acrylamide, Margulies has provided stout representation for Albertson's, Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market and Target
- In a consumer class action case, he is advocating for Milwaukee Tools and Home Depot in consumer class action litigation over whether Milwaukee Fastback work knives are illegal switchblades
- In one of his major achievements this year, Margulies provided pro bono representation and won an appeal brought on behalf of Margaret Summers, a former member of the board of directors of Wildlife Waystation
His victory in the Wildlife Waystation case was notable because the California Second District Court of Appeals delivered a precedent-setting ruling in a case of first impression in California. The court held that a non-profit organization cannot dodge a lawsuit brought by a whistleblowing member of its board – Summers – by firing that board member. The ruling provides protection for whistleblowers who try to perform one of their duties as board members – maintaining oversight of the organization.
Margulies has a leading practice representing retailers and consumer product manufacturers in regulatory compliance, enforcement and litigation, including consumer class action cases.