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Name: Francis O. Scarpulla
Firm Name: Law Offices of Francis O. Scarpulla
Country: USA - California
Expertise: Competition Law

Telephone: (415) 788-7210
Fax: (415) 788-0706

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Professional Biography:

Francis Scarpulla is our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Francis directly using the contact details listed above.

A 50+ year veteran of the San Francisco antitrust bar, Francis has recovered billions of dollars for consumers worldwide since 1970. Francis scope of work is truly global: he is active in class action cases in both the United States and Canada, and was admitted to the Rolls of Solicitors in the United Kingdom in 2010. In addition to practicing law, Francis was the past Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the California State Bar. He has participated in both ABA and CEB panels on competitive business practices, as well as being a guest lecturer in MBA programs. Francis was also an instructor at The University of California, Hastings College of the Law and an adjunct professor of Antitrust Law at Golden Gate University Law School. Francis is on the approved list of mediators for the Northern District of California, the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Upon graduation from Hastings School of Law in June 1967, Francis became an associate in the Law Offices of Joseph L. Alioto with responsibilities for the preparation of complex civil antitrust cases. In November 1970, Francis formed his own firm and continued prosecuting complex civil cases. In June 2006, Francis joined the firm of Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason as a senior partner where he led that firm’s antitrust practice until March 2015, when he returned to his original firm.

Francis has participated in many federal antitrust class actions which have served to develop both state and federal law. Francis has been appointed as lead or co-lead for indirect-purchaser plaintiffs’ counsel in many federal class actions, which position has led to outstanding settlements on behalf of plaintiffs. See, for example, In re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1827.

Francis is on the approved list of mediators for the Northern District of California, the State Bar of California, and the San Francisco Bar Association. He has taught antitrust law courses at several bay area law schools, including University of California’s Hastings School of Law, the University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University Law School.

Francis specialises in prosecuting complex civil cases, primarily antitrust lawsuits, most of which are Class Actions. Francis is an advocate for the plaintiff.

Francis Scarpulla received his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley; and his J.D. at University of California, Hastings School of Law.