DANIELLE L. MANNING is a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Manning focuses on prosecuting complex class action lawsuits in state and federal courts nationwide. In particular, she has experience litigating automobile defect and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) cases and excels at managing multiple significant matters at once. Ms. Manning has experience in all phases of pre-trial litigation, including conducting fact investigation, drafting pleadings, researching and drafting briefs in the context of law and motion practice, drafting and responding to discovery requests, assisting with deposition preparation, defending and taking depositions, and preparing for and negotiating settlements. Ms. Manning is admitted to the State Bar of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the Eastern District of Michigan.
A few of the matters Ms. Manning is currently taking an active role in litigating are: (1) Mary Quackenbush et. al. v. American Honda Motor Company Inc. et. al., Case No. 3:20-cv-05599 (N.D. Cal.) (motions to dismiss and strike denied in their entirety); (2) Kathleen Cadena et. al. v. American Honda Motor Company Inc. et al., Case No. 2:18-cv-04007 (C.D. Cal.) (motion to dismiss denied); (3) Jamie Loo et. al. v. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. et. al, Case No. 8:19-cv-00750 (C.D. Cal.) (motions to dismiss denied); (4) Natasha Peguero v. Toyota Motor Sales USÅ Inc. et. al., Case No. 2:20-cv-05889 (C.D. Cal.); (5) Dennis Murphy et. al. v. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., et. al, Case No. 2:20-cv-05892 (C.D. Cal.); (6) Rosalie Quinones et. al. v. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., Case No. 5:19-cv-01611 (C.D. Cal); (7) Andre Damico et. al. v. Hyundai Motor America Inc., Case No. 30-2018-01008552-CU-BC-CXC (Cal. Super. Ct.) (demurrer overruled); (8) Kohna et al. v. Subaru of America Inc., Case No. 1:19-cv-09323 (D.N.J) (final approval granted); and (9) Joseph Hammerschmidt et. al. v. General Motors LLC, Case No. 0:20-cv-01773 (D. Minn.). Ms. Manning was recently appointed Class Counsel in Gann et. al. v. Nissan North America Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00966 (M.D. Tenn.) a class action settlement resolving claims on behalf of approximately 2.7 million current and former owners and lessees of 2013-2016 Nissan Altima vehicles.
Super Lawyers Magazine has selected Ms. Manning as a “Rising Star” in the practice area of Consumer Law for the years 2020-2021.
Ms. Manning received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, where she served as Chief Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. While attending law school, Ms. Manning externed for the Honorable Laurie D. Zelon in the California Court of Appeal and interned for the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. Ms. Manning received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Environmental Analysis from Claremont McKenna College.