David W. Hall
Founding PartnerDavid W. Hall is a founding partner and manages the firm’s San Francisco office. His practice involves shareholder rights, data privacy, and consumer protection.
David takes pride in representing everyday people. He litigates complex cases start-to-finish, taking novel theories through to landmark recoveries. He approaches every issue with an open mind, and his perspective and diligence often generate deeper understanding and more compelling arguments. His approach gets results. Over the past eight years alone, David has recovered nearly $18 billion for aggrieved consumers and investors. Examples include: shareholder class actions such as Prudential ($33 million), Diebold ($31.6 million), Model N ($8.55 million), Envivio ($8.5 million),MobileIron ($7.5 million), Motorola ($200 million), and In re Herald ($62.5 million); first-of-its-kind data privacy class actions such as In re Facebook Biometric Privacy Litig.; and the historic mass action In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litig.
Before founding Hedin Hall LLP, David managed cases for the largest plaintiffs’ firm in the United States, where he developed their state court Securities Act and data privacy practices. Earlier in his legal career, David was privileged to serve as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Irma E. Gonzalez of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. His responsibilities included civil and criminal trial dockets as well as panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Highlights include a six-week, 40-defendant RICO trial and a heavy patent litigation docket under the Patent Pilot Program.
David is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, cum laude, and the New England Conservatory of Music. At Hastings, he received a number of writing and examination awards, earned several distinctions in Moot Court competition, served as a Staff Editor of the Hastings Business Law Journal, and worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Writing & Research Department. During his final year, David served as an extern to the Honorable Joyce L. Kennard of the California Supreme Court.
Frank S. Hedin
Founding PartnerFrank S. Hedin, co-founder of the firm, serves as lead counsel in high-stakes class actions in the consumer and data privacy realms. Known as a creative thinker and exceptional legal strategist, Mr. Hedin is regularly called upon to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues presented in these areas of law. He recently achieved multiple significant victories on important issues of first impression in litigation against Google, Shutterfly and Facebook brought under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Prior to establishing Hedin Hall LLP, Mr. Hedin practiced at the Miami-based litigation boutique Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya LLP, where he was a partner and head of the firm’s class action litigation practice, which he built from scratch in less than four years.
Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Hedin served as law clerk to the Honorable William Q. Hayes, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California.