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Marc Berkemeier

mberkemeier@raineslaw.com
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Phone: (310) 734-0409
Fax: (424) 239-1295

9720 Wilshire Boulevard, Fifth Floor
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Marc Berkemeier is a partner at Raines Feldman LLP, and has over fourteen years’ experience representing health care insurers and governmental entities in such complex litigation matters as class actions, unfair competition, misappropriations of trade secrets, and labor and employment issues. Marc's recent successes include securing a favorable settlement for a major California health care service plan in a provider dispute related to thousands of hospital patient claims. He also has obtained favorable resolutions in class actions brought on behalf of plan subscribers alleging unfair competition claims related to the application of certain plan deductibles.

Prior to joining Raines Feldman, Marc was an attorney at another prominent litigation firm, as well as general counsel for, and board member of, Los Angeles based Progressive Beverages, Inc.

During law school, Marc served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Stephanie Duncan-Peters in the DC Superior Court, and following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Bohdan A. Futey in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.

Education

J.D., George Washington University

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Certificate of Study Summer Programme in International Law

B.A., Indiana University

Admissions State Bar of California
State Bar of New York
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States Court of Federal Claims
Significant Engagements
  • Secured a favorable settlement for a major health care service plan in a provider dispute involving thousands of hospital patient claims
  • Successfully defeated a million dollar hospital provider dispute action based on a motion for summary judgment premised on statute of limitations arguments
  • Successfully defeated plaintiffs motion for class certification for a large public entity in a complex, multi-million dollar putative class action brought on behalf of former patients at a public hospital alleging violations of the surgical standard of care
  • Secured a favorable settlement for a major California health care service plan in a class action brought on behalf of plan subscribers alleging unfair competition claims related to the application of certain plan deductibles
  • Represented a major California health care service plan in class actions brought on behalf of plan subscribers challenging modifications made to plan agreements
  • Successful summary judgment defense of client supervisor against racial harassment, retaliation, and emotional distress claims
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of client cross-claims against former employer for unfair competition and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage
Professional Recognition
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Star for 2008 - 2012)