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Yitzchak Kopel

Bursor & Fisher, P.A.
888 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019


646-837-7127

Yitzchak Kopel is a Partner with Bursor & Fisher, P.A. Yitz focuses his practice on consumer class actions, employment law disputes, and complex business litigation.  He has represented corporate and individual clients before federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

In 2017, Yitz obtained certification of nationwide classes on behalf of his clients in two cases.  On July 7, 2017, Judge William H. Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a motion to certify a nationwide class of purchasers of Bell + Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repellers.  And on December 11, 2017, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted a motion to certify a nationwide class of persons who received “wrong-number” robocalls from California Service Bureau, a debt collector.  Bursor & Fisher was appointed as class counsel to represent the certified classes in both cases.

Yitz is admitted to the State Bars of New York and New Jersey, the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of Missouri, and District of New Jersey.

Yitz received his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 2012, graduating cum laude with two Dean’s Awards. During law school, Yitz served as an Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and worked as a Law Clerk at Shearman & Sterling. In 2009, Yitz graduated cum laude from Queens College with a B.A. in Accounting.

 

Selected Published Decisions:

Penrose v. Buffalo Trace Distillery, Inc., 2018 WL 2334983 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 5, 2018), denying bourbon producers’ motion to dismiss fraud and consumer protection claims in putative class action.

West v. California Service Bureau, — F. Supp. 3d —, 2017 WL 6316823 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 11, 2017), certifying a nationwide class of “wrong-number” robocall recipients.

Hart v. BHH, LLC, 2017 WL 2912519 (S.D.N.Y. July 7, 2017), certifying nationwide class of purchasers of ultrasonic pest repellers.

Brenner v. Procter & Gamble Co., 2016 WL 8192946 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 20, 2016), denying motion to dismiss warranty and consumer protection claims in putative class action concerning baby wipes.

Hewlett v. Consolidated World Travel, Inc., 2016 WL 4466536 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2016), denying telemarketer’s motion to dismiss TCPA claims in putative class action.

Bailey v. KIND, LLC, 2016 WL 3456981 (C.D. Cal. June 16, 2016), denying motion to dismiss fraud and warranty claims in putative class action concerning snack bars.

Hart v. BHH, LLC, 2016 WL 2642228 (S.D.N.Y. May 5, 2016) denying motion to dismiss warranty and consumer protection claims in putative class action concerning ultrasonic pest repellers.

Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, et al., 100 F. Supp. 3d 302 (S.D.N.Y. 2015), granting clients’ motion for judgment as a matter of law on claims for retaliation and defamation in employment action.

In re Scotts EZ Seed Litigation, 304 F.R.D. 397 (S.D.N.Y. 2015), granting class certification of false advertising and other claims brought by New York and California purchasers of grass seed product.

Brady v. Basic Research, L.L.C., 101 F. Supp. 3d 217 (E.D.N.Y. 2015), denying diet pill manufacturers’ motion to dismiss its purchasers’ allegations for breach of express warranty in putative class action.

Ward v. TheLadders.com, Inc., 3 F. Supp. 3d 151 (S.D.N.Y. 2014), denying online job board’s motion to dismiss its subscribers’ allegations of consumer protection law violations in putative class action.

Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc., 297 F.R.D. 561 (S.D.N.Y. 2014), granting nationwide class certification of false advertising and other claims brought by purchasers of purported “100% Pure Olive Oil” product.

Ebin v. Kangadis Food Inc., 2014 WL 737878 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 25, 2014), denying distributor’s motion for summary judgment against nationwide class of purchasers of purported “100% Pure Olive Oil” product.