Stephanie Jones Nojima is a highly experienced litigator who specializes in defending high profile corporate clients in product liability, personal injury, antitrust, and consumer litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. She also holds a CIPP-US Certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and provides strategic advice and counseling to clients on data privacy issues. She represents clients from a variety of industries, including automotive, technology, pharmaceutical, aerospace, construction, consumer products, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Ms. Nojima has been repeatedly recognized as a “Rising Star” in the area of “Class Action/Mass Tort” by Super Lawyers®, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
 

Prior to joining Sanders Roberts in 2022, Ms. Nojima was a partner for over 15 years at international law firm Alston & Bird LLP. While at Alston & Bird she maintained a national litigation practice where she defended complex federal and state products liability, privacy, toxic tort, false advertising, and consumer class action matters. She also provided strategic counseling to a broad range of clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, in privacy and data security and to FDA-regulated entities for products regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). She also regularly counseled her clients on litigation avoidance strategies and risk analysis and mitigation measures.

 

Ms. Nojima has experience managing matters from inception through conclusion that run the gamut from alleged automotive and chemical exposure product liability to fraud, false advertising, Proposition 65, and unfair competition. She has served on trial teams for several bet-the-company consumer litigation and mass tort matters.


She handled several federal multidistrict and California coordinated proceedings and has particular experience defending claims brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law and consumer protection statutes. Ms. Nojima obtained a defense verdict on behalf of her manufacturing client, after a two-week trial on Proposition 65 claims relating to plumbing parts, which was affirmed on appeal in As You Sow v. Conbraco Industries, et al., 135 Cal.App.4 th 431 (2005). She has also successfully defeated attempts to certify nationwide damages classes in several consumer class action matters. She regularly maintains lead roles in strategy, development, client relations, and case management and has substantial experience supervising multiple internal and external teams of lawyers and staff.


She handled several federal multidistrict and California coordinated proceedings and has particular experience defending claims brought under California’s Unfair Competition Law and consumer protection statutes. Ms. Nojima obtained a defense verdict on behalf of her manufacturing client, after a two-week trial on Proposition 65 claims relating to plumbing parts, which was affirmed on appeal in As You Sow v. Conbraco Industries, et al., 135 Cal.App.4 th 431 (2005). She has also successfully defeated attempts to certify nationwide damages classes in several consumer class action matters. She regularly maintains lead roles in strategy, development, client relations, and case management and has substantial experience supervising multiple internal and external teams of lawyers and staff.

 

Areas of Practice

ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA LITIGATION

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT LIABILITY

LITIGATION

SECURITIES LITIGATION