Mark P. Kindall has represented clients in many significant class action cases, including ERISA litigation against AOL Time Warner, Kodak and Cardinal Health, consumer fraud cases against Johnson & Johnson, Unilever and Neutrogena, securities fraud litigation against SupportSoft, American Capital and Nuvelo, and bank overdraft fee litigation against Webster Bank and People’s United Bank. Mr. Kindall successfully argued the 2008 appeal of Berson v. Applied Signal Tech. Inc., 527 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 2008), and the 2015 appeal of Balser v. The Hain Celestial Group, No. 14–55074, 2016 WL 696507 (9th Cir. 2016), which clarified standards for victims of securities and consumer fraud, respectively.
Mr. Kindall was a lawyer at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. from 1988 until 1990. In 1990 he joined the United States Environmental Protection Agency as an Attorney Advisor. He represented the U.S. government in international negotiations at the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the predecessor of the World Trade Organization, and was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the “Earth Summit”) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. From 1994 until 2005, Mr. Kindall was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, serving as lead counsel in numerous cases in federal and state court and arguing appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Kindall has taught courses in appellate advocacy, administrative law and international environmental law at the University of Connecticut School Of Law. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, California, and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits, and the United States District Courts for Connecticut, the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and all District Courts in New York and California.
Mr. Kindall is a 1988 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where he served as Book Review Editor of the California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He has a bachelor’s degree in history with highest honors from the University of California at Riverside, and he also studied history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.