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KR Partner Dean Kawamoto Named Interim Co-Lead Counsel in JUUL Labs, Inc. Multi-District Litigation


Dean Kawamoto


On November 8, 2019, Honorable Judge William Orrick of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California named partner Dean Kawamoto as interim co-lead counsel for In re JUUL Labs, Inc., Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, the multidistrict litigation against JUUL Labs, Inc. and Big Tobacco company Altria Group, Inc.

“It is an honor to have been selected by the Court to serve as an interim co-lead counsel in this important litigation,” said Mr. Kawamoto.

Keller Rohrback represents government entities, such as school districts and counties, that have been forced to address the widespread use of JUUL’s e-cigarette products among minors. Plaintiffs allege that JUUL targeted youth through its advertising practices, causing many to become addicted to vaping and nicotine, which in turn led to the widely-publicized public health crisis.

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