Francis Scarpulla
San Francisco
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3400
San Francisco CA 94104
TEL: (415) 693-0700
FAX: (415) 693-0770
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Past Professional Experience

Francis O. Scarpulla

Fran specializes in complex civil cases, primarily antitrust lawsuits, many of which are class actions. He has represented plaintiffs in many federal antitrust class actions, including among others, the Gypsum Wallboard Antitrust Litigation, Sugar Antitrust Litigation, Folding Cartons Antitrust Litigation, Fine Paper Antitrust Litigation, Corrugated Container Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Antitrust Litigation, Microsoft Monopolization Antitrust Litigation, De Beers Diamond Antitrust Litigation, Canadian Automobile Antitrust Litigation, and the Cosmetics Antitrust Litigation. In addition to federal antitrust class actions, Fran has acted as lead counsel in many class actions in California.

Representative Matters

St. Joe Paper Company v. Superior Court (state-court antitrust jurisdiction)

Union Carbide Corporation v. Superior Court  (joinder of parties and fraudulent concealment)

Crown Oil Corporation v. Superior Court  (federal pre-emption policies)

B.W.I. Custom Kitchen v. Owens-Illinois, Inc. (propriety of class action certification)

Articles & Presentations

"Aggression in Mediation," International Bar Association's e-book Mediation Techniques, chapter author

"Plaintiffs' strategies for pursuing private damage claims," 2010 International Cartel Workshop, Paris, February 10-12, 2010, panelist

California State Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law, 2009, co-author

"B.W.I., California’s Favorable Class Action Jurisprudence, and Their Post-CAFA Application," Competition, Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall 2008, co-author

California Class Actions and Procedures (LexisNexis), co-author

California Antitrust Law (California State Bar publication), co-author

Professional Affiliations


Named among The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers for 2014

Named the “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year” for 2005 (Antitrust Section of the California State Bar)

Named among the Top 100 Attorneys in California by The Daily Journal for 2012

Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Antitrust Litigation)

Nominated by fellow lawyers to the Best Lawyers In America listing

Fran is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell