Behram V. Parekh is of counsel to Kirtland & Packard LLP and has been litigating complex class action and mass tort litigation for his entire 22-year career. Mr. Parekh has represented both individuals and institutions in complex litigation matters. Mr. Parekh has been appointed as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous cases in the litigation of consumer fraud, false and misleading advertising, unfair competition, securities fraud, and drug liability cases. Mr. Parekh is regularly invited to speak at conferences on issues relating to consumer fraud, complex litigation, arbitration, and discovery of electronically stored information. Mr. Parekh has been selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a member of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers for California as well as being a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2012.
Mr. Parekh also has extensive expertise and knowledge related to computer systems and the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”). Mr. Parekh has a background in computer systems and has been selected by his peers to oversee and negotiate ESI protocols and the discovery of ESI in numerous complex actions. Specifically, because of this expertise and experience, he was most appointed co-chair of the ESI discovery committee in the In re Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2606, currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, selected for the ESI committee in the UCLA Health Systems data breach consolidated litigation pending in the Los Angeles Superior Court, chaired the ESI committee in the In re Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2666, currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and appointed as co-chair of the ESI and Discovery committees in the In re Abilify (Aripiprazole) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2734, currently pending in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Florida.
Mr. Parekh was born in India, raised in Hong Kong, and first came to the United States when he was 18 to study computer science at the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Parekh attended Pepperdine University School of Law where, in addition to his J.D., he also graduated from the Certificate Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution.