Collin Vierra is a stakeholder at Eimer Stahl in the firm’s San Jose office. His practice focuses on appellate and complex litigation including in the areas of products liability, commercial disputes, environmental law, antitrust, and class action defense. 

Before joining Eimer Stahl, Collin was a litigation associate at one of the nation’s top law firms where he handled disputes with complex scientific issues and major economic and public policy implications. Collin has experience in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Collin also has experience coordinating multi-district litigation and multi-jurisdictional investigations, including managing complex strategy and discovery-related issues.

An avid writer, Collin’s legal commentary has been featured in publications such as Law360.

Collin holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University where he was a Gregory Terrill Cox Fellow in the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics.  He also holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a member of Concourse and an apprentice in the Pappalardo Lab.


Case Experience

National Climate Change Litigation (1st, 2d, 4th, 9th Cir.) – Defended multinational energy corporation in series of government actions seeking to hold certain oil and gas producers liable for the alleged effects of climate change.

In re JUUL Labs, Inc., Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation (MDL, JCCP) – Defended e-cigarette manufacturer in hundreds of putative class actions and related investigations alleging product defects and violations of consumer protection laws.

Slack Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation (Cal. Super. Court N.D. Cal., 9th Cir.) – Defended leading technology company in parallel securities actions relating to its direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Riverbed Technologies, Inc. v. Scottish Equity Partners (Cal. Court of Appeal, Cal. Super. Court) – Represented information technology company in action to recover restitution for class action judgment overturned on appeal., Inc. v. Palm Beach County (S.D. Fla.) – Represented vacation rental marketplace in series of challenges to local and state ordinances regulating short-term property rentals.

Confidential Criminal Litigation (E.D. Cal.) – Defended leading energy company in environmental litigation with U.S. Department of Justice.

J.D., Stanford Law School 

  • Leader of the Immigration and Naturalization Pro Bono Projects

M.A., Stanford University

  • Gregory Terrill Cox Fellow in the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
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