Pollock Cohen

Speaker Bio

Raphael “Rafi” Janove is a partner at Pollock Cohen LLP and represents plaintiffs in class actions across the country. He pursues claims on behalf of small businesses and consumers, leveraging his diverse career litigating antitrust, securities, business unfair competition, and consumer cases.

In his class and mass action practice, Rafi draws upon his experience as a defense attorney to develop ambitious cases that advance consumer and public interests. Current matters include Lanham Act and unfair competition claims on behalf of small businesses against big tech companies, consumer claims against mobile game developers, data privacy claims against Apple, and human trafficking claims against websites and immigration detention centers.

Rafi enjoys challenging defendants' arbitration clauses and onerous terms and conditions in court. Applying inquiry notice theories, he recently defeated Warner Bros.'s motion to compel arbitration in a class action involving the Game of Thrones: Conquest mobile game.

Rafi began his legal career at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City, followed by clerkships with the Honorable Paul S. Diamond of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Rafi received his J.D. with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, named a Kirkland & Ellis scholar, and received the Douglas Baird Prize in Commercial Law. He also served as Articles Editor of The University of Chicago Law Review.

Rafi regularly contributes to Law360 on emerging issues in arbitrations, class and mass actions, and Section 230 immunities.

Rafi works in New York City and Philadelphia, and is licensed to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.