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Joshua Briones

Member / Managing Member, Los Angeles Office

JBriones@mintz.com

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Joshua never gives up. He has overcome tremendous personal, academic and professional challenges.  He believes that this tenacity and determination to succeed by overcoming his own adversities brings unique skill sets critical to ensuring his clients get the right result.

Joshua is the Managing Member of the firm's Los Angeles office and serves on the firm's Policy Committee. 

CLASS ACTION DEFENSE

Joshua has served as lead defense counsel on over 600 alleged nationwide class actions in state and federal courts across the country. He and his team have successfully defended many bet-the-company class actions that threaten a company's brand, reputation, business model and bottom line.  A skilled negotiator, Joshua has a long record of securing dismissals and extremely favorable settlements for his clients.

Marketing and Advertising - Joshua has successfully defended claims on behalf of many companies involving allegedly false or deceptive products and services in virtually every industry. Joshua draws on his litigation experience to advise his clients on product development, risk assessments, creatively designing product labeling, and risk mitigation strategies to help them develop a strong competitive edge while minimizing the risk of legal attack.

Privacy - Joshua is a leader in successfully defending novel and complex privacy class actions. These claims often involve the alleged improper disclosure or use of private information and data. Joshua also regularly drafts and amends privacy policies, risk management protocols, and a broad range of data management issues, including managing privacy class action risks, children's and student privacy, privacy regulation of communications media, employee data, records management and responses to government surveillance requests. 


Product Liability - Joshua has extensive experience defending economic defect class actions alleging that the failure to disclose alleged defects constitutes a violation of various consumer protection and warranty laws, including California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Unfair Competition Law, Proposition 65 and Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.

Securities - Joshua represents a wide array of clients in securities litigation. He represents private equity funds, including hedge funds, broker-dealers, underwriters, placement agents and issuers in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions and takeover defense litigation.

ADA Website Accessibility - Joshua regularly defends retailers, restaurants, financial services firms, and educational institutions against website accessibility claims brought under the ADA, Unruh Act, or state-specific consumer protection statutes across the US.

COMPLEX BUSINESS LITIGATION

In addition, Joshua has more than twenty years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation involving anti-trust, trademark, trade secrets and copyright claims across a variety of industries including professional services, financial services, construction, aviation, medical device, manufacturing, energy, and technology (hardware and software).

Joshua never gives up. He has overcome tremendous personal, academic and professional challenges.  He believes that this tenacity and determination to succeed by overcoming his own adversities brings unique skill sets critical to ensuring his clients get the right result.

Joshua is the Managing Member of the firm's Los Angeles office and serves on the firm's Policy Committee. 

Experience

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Inc. in an alleged national class action. Achieved dismissal.
  • Sabre Inc. in an alleged national class action. Achieved dismissal.
  • Dr. Harold Katz (Therabreath) in an alleged class action. Motion for sanctions against Plaintiff's counsel granted; Plaintiff dismissed class action claims.
  • Wingstop Restaurants Inc. in an alleged national class action. Achieved dismissal. 
  • The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York in a couple of alleged national class actions. Achieved dismissal.
  • Kraft Foods Global Inc. in an alleged national class action. Achieved dismissal with prejudice. 
  • The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District in an alleged national class action. Achieved dismissal. 
  • Computer Sciences Corp. in an alleged national class action. Achieved summary judgment.
  • Western Union in an alleged national class action. Achieved extremely favorable individual settlement.
  • Carnival Corporation in an alleged national class action. Achieved dismissal.
  • Yelp, Inc. in an alleged national class action. Achieved denial of class certification.
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viewpoints

Telephone and Texting Compliance News — November 2022

November 29, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin, Joshua Briones, Matthew Novian

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Monthly TCPA Digest — October 2022

October 25, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin, Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales

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TCPA Litigation Update — In the Fourth Circuit? Fire Up the Motions to Stay

October 25, 2022 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales

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Monthly TCPA Digest — September 2022

September 30, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin, Joshua Briones, Crystal Lopez

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TCPA Litigation Update — Eleventh Circuit Hits the Brakes on Class Settlement

August 29, 2022 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales

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Monthly TCPA Digest — August 2022

August 29, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin, Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales

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Monthly TCPA Digest — July 2022

July 29, 2022 | Article | By Russell Fox, Jonathan P. Garvin, Joshua Briones, Adam B. Korn, Esteban Morales

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TCPA Litigation Update – Federal Circuits Weigh In on Facebook and Congress Seeks to Amend the TCPA

July 29, 2022 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Adam B. Korn, Esteban Morales

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News & Press

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Mintz is pleased to announce that Managing Member of the firm’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Member Arameh Z. O’Boyle have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s (LABJ) 2022 “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” list. The annual list recognizes minority lawyers in the Los Angeles region and their careers, practice, and successes they’ve achieved.
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Managing Member of Mintz's Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Members Todd Rosenbaum and Arameh O'Boyle co-authored an article published by Corporate Counsel summarizing major developments for consumer class actions in 2021, many of which they wrote will carry over into 2022. The article included extensive contributions from Associates Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, and Adam Korn.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones, Member Arameh Zargham O'Boyle, and Associate Matthew Novian co-authored an article published by Security magazine examining the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez and its potentially significant implications for data breach and privacy class actions.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associate Nicole Ozeran co-authored a Law360 expert analysis article exploring the “murky” rules surrounding website accessibility, which has created a breeding ground for lawsuits filed under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Unruh Civil Rights Act, California's equivalent of the ADA. In their article, the authors addressed common questions companies ask when hit with one of these suits and how to help minimize a company's ultimate exposure.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associates Esteban Morales and Adam B. Korn co-authored an article published by Corporate Counsel examining major developments in high-stakes class action litigation in 2020. Notably, the authors wrote that courts have also begun to lay the groundwork for additional developments in 2021.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associate Matthew Novian co-authored an article published by Bloomberg Law that examined consumer protection laws regulating gift cards and emphasized the importance of proper training for retail employees to prevent class actions and other legal issues.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associate Nicole Ozeran co-authored an article published by Law360 on labeling considerations for manufacturers and retailers of plant-based meat and dairy substitutes to minimize liability exposure and avoid litigation.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associates Esteban Morales and Adam Korn co-authored an article published by Risk Management that examined how businesses collecting and/or utilizing individual’s biometric data in response to the COVID-19 crisis might prepare for and protect themselves from potential litigation.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones was quoted in a Los Angeles Business Journal article discussing the increase of collaboration between the firm’s offices while working in a remote environment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones, Associates Crystal Lopez and Adam Korn, and client Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Hot Topic Kim Matthews co-authored an article published by Corporate Counsel that examined some of the challenges facing subscription-based companies during the pandemic, including regulation and litigation spurred by COVID-19, and offered tips on how to protect these businesses.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Associate Esteban Morales co-authored a Bloomberg Law Professional Perspective column on covid-19-related class actions.
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Law360 reported that a Mintz litigation team won a Motion to Stay on behalf of its client, software provider Citrix, in a putative class action case alleging that the company conducted illegal telemarketing calls. The decision will put the case on hold to await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc., in which oral arguments are scheduled to take place remotely on May 6.
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The Daily Journal covered Mintz’s second annual “Lawyer for a Day” event held on March 5 in the firm’s Los Angeles office. During the event, Mintz hosted approximately 30 middle school students from New Los Angeles Charter School, a Title One school, for conversations with firm attorneys and external in-house counsel panelists to learn more about the legal profession and what it’s like to be a lawyer.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles office Joshua Briones and Associate Crystal Lopez, along with Senior Vice President of Legal, Fry Cook and Cashier at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Camille Penniman, co-authored this article published by Corporate Counsel examining common law trends in bet the company class actions in 2019.
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Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles office Joshua Briones has been named to the Daily Journal’s 2019 list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California. In addition, Mr. Briones was profiled in the publication’s September 18 issue.
The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect in about eight months, but amendments are expected. An April hearing on a bill that would expand the private right of action and remove compliance opportunities for businesses showed it needs to be carefully followed, say Mintz attorneys Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales and Matthew Novian.
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Mintz attorneys, Mathilda McGee-Tubb and Joshua Briones, author this article which addresses the case before the Ninth Circuit, where Facebook contends that a BIPA class action would violate federal due process, because it could result in a huge statutory damages award untethered to any injury, and inconsistent with BIPA’s legislative intent. If Facebook succeeds in this argument, it will open the door to other defendants doing the same.

This Bloomberg “Insight” column, authored by Mintz’s Joshua Briones and Nicole Ozeran, discusses a recent Ninth Circuit ruling in an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit and what companies can learn from this in terms of their own websites.
This Law360 Expert Analysis column discusses how an earlier Ninth Circuit decision – which provided a clear rule regarding plaintiffs' standing to assert claims concerning products they did not purchase – has been used to defeat defendants’ motions to dismiss. A team of Mintz attorneys including Member Joshua Briones and Associates Esteban Morales and Nicole Ozeran authored the piece.
This Law360 "Expert Analysis" piece discusses Lorenzo v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — a significant securities fraud case before the U.S. Supreme Court —which is likely the first of many opportunities the court will have to roll back expansive interpretations of securities law and deter plaintiffs from filing low-quality complaints. A team of Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales and Matthew Novian authored the column.
Litigators Joshua Briones and Crystal Lopez authored this “Expert Analysis” column discussing growing interest in California Invasion of Privacy Act class actions and what recent decisions mean for businesses.
This coverage highlights the decision by a San Francisco judge tossing out a proposed class action against Yelp Inc. for allegedly monitoring and recording conversations between the named plaintiff and Yelp sales representatives.
Joshua Briones, Managing Member of Mintz’s LA office, and Ralph Campillo, a Member in the firm’s Litigation practice, were named among the fifty most influential minority attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Joshua Briones, Managing Member of the Mintz Los Angeles office, was featured in an article in the NYU Law alumni newsletter. The focus of the article is the large role mentorship played in his life and his commitment to doing the same for others.
Joshua Briones, a Managing Member in Mintz’s LA office and Esteban Morales, an Associate in that office, provided comment to a Law360 article looking at a class action suit against BART, California’s public transportation systems.
Mintz’s Los Angeles office is expanding within Century Plaza Towers. The firm is nearly doubling its square footage, taking 11,500 square feet on the building’s 31st floor to accommodate the growing team of attorneys.
Joshua Briones, Managing Member of Mintz’s Los Angeles office, is quoted in a Bloomberg Law article on the subject of a lawsuit brought against Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que for sending unsolicited marketing message without written consent.
Los Angeles office Managing Member Joshua Briones is profiled in this The American Lawyer article. The feature story explores Joshua’s upbringing as a migrant field worker to putting himself through law school to his arrival at Mintz.
Joshua Briones, Managing Member in Mintz’s Los Angeles office and Crystal Lopez, a Litigation Associate, authored a Law360 article on the importance for businesses to be vigilant about internal and third-party Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance.
Mintz's Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales, and Natalie Prescott authored an article in The Daily Journal covering a Kentucky federal court dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a drone pilot against the “Drone Slayer.”
This piece, published by Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter, highlights the faulty damages models of food companies and the companies’ defenses to consumer fraud class actions over product labeling.
Joshua Briones, a Managing Member in Mintz’s Los Angeles office; Esteban Morales, an Associate in that office; and Natalie Prescott, an Associate in Mintz’s San Diego office, authored this Law360 article discussing the new legal challenges presented by drones.
Joshua Briones, Managing Member in Mintz’s Los Angeles office and Crystal Lopez, a Litigation Associate, authored a Law360 column on the worry businesses nationwide are experiencing over facing “no-injury” class action lawsuits.
Mintz and Ansell Grimm & Aaron, P.C., have achieved a dismissal – among the first of its kind – on behalf of Work Out World, which faced a class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and attempting certification of a nationwide class. 
Member Joshua Briones and Associate Esteban Morales authored this National Law Journal article on the reality of automated vehicles or self-driving cars expectation that product liability and privacy cottage industries will develop to respond to malfunctioning autonomous technology in the future.  
Joshua Briones, Managing Member in Mintz’s Los Angeles office, and Associates Esteban Morales and Crystal Lopez, authored this Inside Counsel article covering three U.S. Supreme Court decisions in separate Telephone Consumer Protection Act TCPA class action cases.
Mintz Los Angeles office Managing Member Joshua Briones is profiled by Business Insurance. The piece offers Joshua’s perspective on various topics, including his goals for his new position at Mintz, his background and practice and what he sees in the future of the legal industry.
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Events & Speaking

Panelist
Mar
5
2020

Lawyer for a Day

Los Angeles, CA

Panelist
Moderator
Speaker
May
1
2019
Panelist
Mar
11
2019

Avoid False Advertising Scandals that Damage Your Brand

ACC Southern California In-House Counsel Conference - January 31, 2019

Hollywood, CA

Speaker
Mar
6
2019
Speaker
Apr
26
2018

Trailblazers - 21st Century Women Leaders

Shutters Hotel 1 Pico Bl.vd., Grand Salon Santa Monica, CA 90405

Speaker
Dec
5
2017

West Coast Director Education Forum

American College of Corporate Directors

Renaissance Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA

Panelist
Apr
10
2017

Guide to Consumer Communications and Compliance: TCPA, FDCPA, CAN-SPAM, and CIPA

IAPP KnowledgeNet CLE

SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA

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Joshua never gives up. He has overcome tremendous personal, academic and professional challenges.  He believes that this tenacity and determination to succeed by overcoming his own adversities brings unique skill sets critical to ensuring his clients get the right result.

Joshua is the Managing Member of the firm's Los Angeles office and serves on the firm's Policy Committee. 

Recognition & Awards

  • Telecom & Broadcast:The Legal 500 United States: Regulatory (2017)
  • The Los Angeles Daily Journal: Top 100 Lawyers in California (2019)            
  • The Los Angeles Business Journal: LA500 (2020-2022); Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles (2022); Top 100 Lawyers in California (2019); Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers in Los Angeles (2019); Most Influential Minority Attorneys/Top Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles/Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys (2018; 2021-2022); Leaders in Law - Attorney Nominees (2017, 2020)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Class Action/Mass Torts list (2011 – 2013)
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Joshua never gives up. He has overcome tremendous personal, academic and professional challenges.  He believes that this tenacity and determination to succeed by overcoming his own adversities brings unique skill sets critical to ensuring his clients get the right result.

Joshua is the Managing Member of the firm's Los Angeles office and serves on the firm's Policy Committee. 

Involvement

  • Earlier in his career, Joshua served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching classes on class actions in the United States for the Universidad Panamericana and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Past President, Board of Directors, UCLA Law Alumni Association
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Joshua Briones

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