Edward Totino

Edward D. Totino is a partner in the North America Securities Litigation Group of Baker McKenzie's Los Angeles office. Ed's practice focuses on class actions, complex commercial litigation and securities litigation. He represents a broad spectrum of clients including financial institutions, fintech companies, manufacturers, retailers, and hospitality businesses. In recent years, Ed has defended class actions brought under the federal securities laws, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the California Invasion of Privacy Act, and the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

In brief In Esparza v. Kohl’s, Inc., Plaintiff brought a putative class action accusing Kohl’s of allowing a third party to unlawfully eavesdrop on him while he had a brief conversation with an agent on a chat feature on Kohl’s website. Kohl’s moved to dismiss all claims, but the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted the motion only as to the claims for violation of the California Constitution and intrusion upon…