Brittany DeJong is an associate at Wolf Haldenstein. Ms. DeJong has expertise in class actions representing institutional and individual investors who suffered losses due to corporate fraud. She is member of the Business Practice, Investor Practice, Consumer Protection and Social Justice practice groups with an emphasis on antitrust/competition law, securities litigation, derivative litigation, unfair and deceptive practices, unlawful taxation and federal civil rights litigation.
Ms. DeJong joined Wolf Haldenstein in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. DeJong was an associate at a boutique trial firm in San Francisco where her practice focused on multiparty litigation involving catastrophic property damage. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. DeJong worked as a Research Attorney for the Honorable Peter Busch in the Law & Motion Department at the San Francisco Superior Court.
- DeJong currently represents clients in a wide array of matters, including:
- Consumers in a complex antitrust class action alleging that Apple Inc. has monopolized the aftermarket of iPhone applications pending in the Northern District of California, Apple v. Pepper, No. 17-204;
- Consumers of iPhone voice and data service in an antitrust class action pending in the Northern District of California;
- Consumers in a class action against Zoom Video Communications, Inc. for privacy violations and related claims pending in the Northern District of California;
- Taxpayers challenging unfair taxation of a gas users’ tax imposed by the City of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County Superior Court, which was granted class certification on May 13, 2019;
- Ratepayers challenging the unlawful imposition of water sewage fees imposed by the City of Oxnard in Ventura County Superior Court; and
- Investors in an e-commerce platform in a securities class action pending in San Mateo County Superior Court.
- DeJong has successfully litigated and negotiated numerous multi-million dollar settlements, serving as lead or co-lead counsel. For example:
- Defrees v. Kirkland, et al., 11-04272 (JLS) (C.D. Cal.) ($12.2 million settlement reached in derivative action on the eve of trial);
- Lentsch v. Vista Outdoor Inc., et al., 1:17-cv-00012 (DAK) (D. Utah) ($6.25 million settlement reached in securities class action after opposing motion to dismiss); and
- Granados v. County of Los Angeles, BC361470 (Los Angeles Sup. Ct.) ($16.9 million settlement reached in taxpayer refund action following class certification).
Ms. DeJong successfully appealed the wrongful denial of social security disability benefits by the Social Security Administration for a pro bono client who had recently been released from prison.