Girard Sharp

Speaker Bio

Simon Grille is a partner at Girard Sharp LLP. He represents plaintiffs in class and complex litigation concerning consumers' rights, antitrust, and financial fraud. He has been the lead attorney in class actions against some of the largest companies in the world and has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for the firm's clients.

Simon has substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation. In In re MacBook Keyboard Litigation, No. 5:18-CV-02813-EJD, 2021 WL 1250378 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 5, 2021), Simon led successful efforts in certifying a multistate class, withstanding sophisticated challenges to Plaintiffs' experts and a Rule 23(f) petition. The case then settled for $50 million. He also acted as lead counsel in Bentley v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. and Sosenko v. LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. (settlement providing multi-thousand dollar recoveries to many class members who purchased allegedly defective LG refrigerators); In re Nexus 6P Products Liability Litigation and Weeks v. Google LLC (two consumer class actions against Google relating to defective mobile phones, which resolved for a combined $17 million)

Simon also has significant experience in the area of privacy litigation. He was appointed lead counsel in Ochoa et al. v. The Regents of the Univ. of Cal. et al., No. RG21097796 (Cal. Super. Ct., Alameda Cnty.), a case brought on behalf of victims of a data breach affecting the University of California. He has also played an integral role on the lead counsel team in In re U.S. Office of Pers. Mgt. Data Security Breach Litig., 928 F.3d 42 (D.C. Cir. 2019), which settled for $63 million and provided substantial compensation to numerous federal government employees and job applicants whose highly sensitive personnel files were exposed in a 2015 data breach. In addition, he has successfully led several cases under the Video Privacy Protection Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Simon approaches each case with an unwavering commitment to obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients. A creative problem-solver, Simon welcomes the challenges of complex civil litigation.

Simon has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2017. He was editor of the American Association for Justice's Class Action Newsletter and served as a volunteer fee arbitrator for the Bar Association of San Francisco.