SAN DIEGO (June 10, 2019): Veteran class action litigator Dylan McFarland has joined San Diego-based plaintiff’s firm Hartley LLP.

McFarland’s deep experience includes first-chairing more than two dozen trials and briefing and arguing numerous appeals in both federal and state courts.  He participated in some of the nation’s largest and most challenging cases, including serving as the principal brief writer for the plaintiff shareholder class in In re AOL Time Warner Securities Litig. (S.D.N.Y.), which achieved a $2.65 billion recovery for shareholders who allegedly suffered losses as a result of the merger of AOL and Time Warner. He played a similar role in In re Broadcom Corp. Securities Litig. (C.D. Cal.), which recovered $150 million for shareholders of a semiconductor manufacturer.

In addition, McFarland was involved in a number of major antitrust class actions resulting in large recoveries. Notable cases for McFarland include serving as lead counsel on In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) alleging bid-rigging of municipal derivatives by brokers and financial institutions; and In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Cal.) alleging price-fixing by producers of LCD screens. McFarland’s work on other high-profile cases include In re National Hockey League Players’ Concussion Injury Litig. (D. Minn.) alleging negligence claims against the NHL on behalf of retired NHL hockey players for concussion-related brain injuries and In Re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (D. Minn.) seeking damages for Target customers caused by one of the largest payment card security breaches in U.S. history.

“We are thrilled to have such a seasoned litigator and trial attorney join the team,” said Jason Hartley, Founder of Hartley LLP. “Dylan is an exceptional writer and creative thinker whose even tempered demeanor and experience will allow him to be a positive and guiding influence on all of us at Hartley LLP.”

McFarland comes to Hartley LLP from Heins Mills & Olson, PLC, where he represented plaintiff classes comprising individuals, governmental entities, and closely and publicly held corporations asserting violations of antitrust, securities fraud, unfair competition, and consumer protection laws.

“Hartley LLP is an outstanding firm with a reputation for success in complex, high-profile national cases,” said McFarland.  “I look forward to being part of the firm’s growth and working with Jason Hartley and the other attorneys at the firm.”


McFarland has been practicing law since 1980 and is licensed in Hawaii, Minnesota, and New Mexico.  He earned his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. He formerly served as an adjunct Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, which has one of the top-rated clinical programs in the country. He taught trial skills, appellate advocacy and legal writing.

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