Dan Alberstone co-manages Baron & Budd’s Los Angeles office. He has more than 30 years of broad experience prosecuting complex litigation matters, including extensive jury trial experience. He specializes in class action and mass tort litigation in the areas of consumer protection, financial fraud, and environmental contamination.
Alberstone has been selected as lead trial counsel by both institutional and individual clients in their most significant matters, and is lead class counsel in a number of high profile class action cases, including cases against large national banks and other financial institutions and multinational corporations.
In the consumer class action sector, Alberstone is currently lead or co-lead counsel in several notable cases, including Payne v. Bank of America, N.A., et al., involving manipulation of the LIBOR U.S. Dollar rate, Bias et al. v. Wells Fargo & Company, et al., concerning illegal mark-ups of default related fees, Ellis v. JP Morgan Chase, et al., Stitt v. Citibank, et al. and Vega v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, et al., concerning unlawful charging of unnecessary default fees, Waldrup v. Countrywide Financial Corporation, et al., concerning illegal charging for fraudulent appraisals, Weiner v. Ocwen Financial Corporation, et al., involving illegal assessment of default-related service fees that contained undisclosed mark-ups, and Ono v. Head Racquet Sports USA, concerning false advertising of Head tennis racquets.
The Los Angeles Daily Journal recognized Alberstone for obtaining one of the top plaintiff’s verdicts in 2009. He has been consistently selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2005 (Thomson Reuters) and has served for the last several years on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Alberstone earned a J.D. from the Southwestern University of Law in 1982 and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979.