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Francis Scarpulla Named Among Top 100 Attorneys in California by The Daily Journal

September 13, 2012

Francis Scarpulla, a senior partner in Zelle Hofmann’s San Francisco office, was recently named by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in California for 2012. 

Scarpulla was recognized for helping to “net more than $41 million in settlements representing plaintiffs who alleged South Korea-based Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and other companies engaged in a conspiracy to fix the price of Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) sold to indirect purchasers, or those who bought cellphones and computers containing the memory.”  In addition, he was lauded for his work as co-lead counsel in a case that set “a record representing indirect purchasers: $571 million in settlements for a case against some of the world's leading electronics manufacturers, which were accused of conspiring to fix the prices of thin-film-transistor liquid crystal displays (TFT LCD).”  In Re: TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, 07-MD-1827 (N.D. Cal., filed April 20, 2007).

“When combined with $553 million reached in previous settlements during the case, the total settlement for indirect purchasers is more than $1 billion, making it the largest all-cash nonreversionary settlement in an antitrust class action for indirect purchasers,” Scarpulla said.

The Daily Journal, which considered more than 1,000 attorneys for the Top 100 accolade, looked for lawyers who moved the needle, had an impact on the legal industry, the State of California, the nation and the world.  This is the 15th year The Daily Journal has published a list of California's 100 leading lawyers.