Roman M. Silberfeld

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Robins Kaplan LLP
 | 2049 Century Park East, Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-552-0130
Fax: 310-229-5800
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigator, Roman M. Silberfeld is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP and the firm's national trial chair. Based in Los Angeles, he represents clients throughout California in a wide variety of matters. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Silberfeld is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has been with the firm since 1995.

Mr. Silberfeld's vast civil litigation experience has included a dispute over a popular television show's profits, price fixing and other antitrust matters, contract breaches and noncompete agreements. He has represented a leading consumer electronics retailer in class actions as well as in multidistrict litigation, and his intellectual property caseload has included patent infringement and the misappropriation of trade secrets. Mr. Silberfeld has handled litigation arising under the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, and he has worked on cases involving childhood sexual abuse, defective drugs and medical devices, and professional negligence. He has received a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys for his successful track record over the years, including being selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013.

After graduating with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Silberfeld pursued his legal education at Loyola Law School, part of Loyola Marymount University, and he was the associate editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974. Active in several organizations, he is a former board member of the San Bernardino National Forest Association and a past chairperson and current board member of Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Business Litigation (20%)

Business Litigation (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

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About Roman Silberfeld

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.robinskaplan.com/lawyers/roman-silberfeld

Honors/Awards:

  • Named "Litigator of the Week," by The AmLaw Litigation Daily (July 8, 2010)
  • "Roman Silberfeld Named National Trial Chair", Lawdragon (May 5, 2015)
  • "Trial Lawyer of the Year," Loyola Law School (1999)  
  • Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2000-2019)
  • Listed in "Who's Who Legal: California" for Products Liability (2007)
  • Named one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in California," Los Angeles Daily Journal (2010-2011)
  • "Distinguished Alumnus Award," Loyola Law School (2010)
  • "Excellence in Advocacy Award," Beverly Hills Bar Association (2011)
  • Named one of the "Who's Who in L.A. Law," Los Angeles Business Journal (2010)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020 editions)
  • Named one of the "California Attorneys of the Year" for Entertainment Law, California Lawyer (2011)
  • Selected as a "Winning Litigator," The National Law Journal (2011)
  • Named a "Power Lawyer," by The Hollywood Reporter (2011)
  • Named to the "Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers List," Los Angeles Magazine (2012)
  • Named a "Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law," American Lawyer Media (2013)
  • Recipient of the "Founders Award," Public Counsel (2014)
  • Named in Chambers USA as a Notable Practitioner in Media and Entertainment Category (2014-2015)
  • Named a "Trial Ace," Law360 (2015)
  • "Who's Who" Top 50 Inspirational Alumni, Loyola Law School (2014)
  • Named a "Leading Lawyer," Daily Journal (2016)
  • Named a "Litigation Trailblazer," National Law Journal (2015)
  • Named a "Plaintiffs' Trial Trailblazer," National Law Journal (2017)
  • Listed in "500 Leading Lawyers in America" Lawdragon (2007, 2010-2019)
  • Listed in "500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Attorneys," Lawdragon (2019)
  • Named a "Lawdragon Legend," Lawdragon (2018)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Commission for Impartial Courts, Task Force on Judicial Selection and Retention Committee
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions
  • Judicial Selection Advisory Committee, Los Angeles 
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, President-Elect

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Served on various boards and committees of Loyola Law School
  • Served as Board Member and Chair of the San Bernardino National Forest Association
  • Founded Friends of Fawnskin, an environmental protection group

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent lecturer to bar and professional groups and is the author of numerous articles including several on the admissibility of scientific testimony in complex trials
  • The Red and the Black, Los Angeles Lawyer (May 11, 2011)
  • Plaintiffs Perspective on the Duty of Sponsors and Investigators in Clinical Trials, American Bar Association, San Francisco, California (October 2, 2007)
  • Tenth Annual Sedona Conference on Complex Health Law and Medical Products Litigation, The Sedona Conference Institute, The Hilton Sedona, Sedona, Arizona (April 17-18, 2008)
  • On the Stand: Are You and Your CEO Prepared to Testify in Court?, Los Angeles County Bar Association Corporate Law Departments Section, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. and Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California (September 9, 2008)
  • Casting Your Net and Coming Up With Buried Treasure: Net Results on Net Profit Cases, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California (August 18, 2010)
  • Profit Participation, Lawdragon, Beverly Hills, California (October 26, 2010)
  • Challenges Faced by Young Lawyers, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California (February 3, 2011)
  • How to Effectively Weave Your Theme Through Your Case, Panelist, California Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Laguna Niguel, California (October 4, 2013)
  • Antitrust Trials: Lessons on Why We Win or Lose, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York (January 30, 2014)
  • Game of Twitter – Jury Trials in the Age of Social Media, American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois (September 18, 2015)
  • Digital Deals - Networks, Studios and Producers - Monetizing Content Across Platforms, Digital Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (May 5, 2016)
  • Dean's Address, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Austin, Texas (March 24, 2018)
  • Managing Risk in High Stakes Contracts, UCLA Anderson Business School, Los Angeles, California (February 23, 2019)
  • How to Uncomplicate the Complicated, Forum (July 10, 2006)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege and the In-House Counsel, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 13, 2008)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • DiMassa v. Medtronic AVE
  • Ride and Show v. MTS
  • In Re Structured Settlement Litigation (2001-2004)
  • Roberts v. Best Buy
  • Holloway v. Best Buy
  • In Re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation
  • Advanced Bionics v. Medtronic
  • Celador International, Ltd. v. The Walt Disney Company

Educational Background:

  • UCLA, with honors
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Office Location for Roman M. Silberfeld

2049 Century Park East
Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310-552-0130

Fax: 310-229-5800

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