SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Girard Gibbs LLP is pleased to announce that founding partner Daniel Girard has recently been named in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation and Class Action for Plaintiffs. The 2016 edition marks the fifth consecutive year Mr. Girard has been named to the Best Lawyers annual list. In 2013, Daniel Girard was additionally recognized by Best Lawyers as the Class Action Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco. Mr. Girard was named in the 2016 list based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process in which the votes of 6.7 million leading attorneys throughout the world were analyzed. Because lawyers are not permitted to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Commenting on the Best Lawyers announcement, Daniel Girard said, “We sincerely appreciate the recognition and look forward to continuing to serve our clients. We consider it a privilege to serve a broad range of clients in challenging and important legal matters.” Girard Sharps’ Reputation for Excellence Mr. Girard has been representing individuals, institutions, and business clients in investments, antitrust, personal injury, consumer protection, and employment cases throughout the country since 1995. Girard Sharp also provides consulting and strategic counseling services to institutional clients and professionals in securities litigation, corporate governance, and international business matters. Under the leadership of Mr. Girard, the firm has recovered more than a billion dollars on behalf of its clients in litigation against some of the largest corporations represented by the most prominent defense attorneys in the U.S. Girard Sharp has been distinguished as a Tier-1 law firm for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class action litigation in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list, published in U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers. In 2012, the National Law Journal named Girard Sharp to its elite “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” a selection of top U.S. plaintiff’s firm recognized for wins in high-profile cases. Mr. Girard has been widely recognized for their professional achievements. Mr. Girard has earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills, and were featured in the 2012 edition of San Francisco’s Top AV-Preeminent Rated Lawyers. Mr. Girard has been additionally recognized among the “Top 100 Super Lawyers” in Northern California. Mr. Girard was frequently invited to speak at law schools and litigation conferences nationwide, including conventions sponsored by the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, HB Litigation Conferences, HarrisMartin Publishing, Bridgeport, and the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Daniel Girard to Participate in Upcoming Rule 23 Conference On September 11, 2015, Daniel Girard will join other attorneys, academics, and judges in Dallas, Texas at a conference to discuss proposed changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23. The event will be hosted by the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules. Mr. Girard served on the Committee from 2004 to 2010 and remains an active contributor to the Rule-making process. Girard Sharp’s extensive data breach experience influenced Mr. Girard’s recent appointment as interim co-lead counsel in the multi-district litigation against computer manufacturer Lenovo. Consolidated lawsuits against Lenovo allege that the computer manufacturer and co-defendant Superfish violated federal privacy laws when they equipped and sold computers with preinstalled spyware that scans users’ private data in order to insert targeted advertisements in web browsers.