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Dean Hansell, a former state and federal prosecutor, is an accomplished and successful business, environmental and energy, labor and employment, trial, and appellate lawyer. His practice emphasizes class actions, complex business litigation, government enforcement actions, fraud, insurance/reinsurance and insolvency matters, international litigation and arbitration, and appeals. Dean also served as Los Angeles Police Commissioner from 1997 to 2001.
As a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prosecutor, Dean handles administrative proceedings and investigations, antitrust and consumer protection matters, and unfair business practice and advertising proceedings. He handles antitrust, consumer protection, and marketing cases involving consumer products, retail sales, motion picture production and distribution, healthcare, insurance and reinsurance, energy, and motor vehicle industries, among many others.
Dean delivers significant experience with alternative dispute resolution and serves on the Arbitration Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business, and he frequently serves as national coordinating counsel, supervising litigation nationwide, or as U.S. counsel in international litigation. He also serves as an arbitrator.
Throughout his career, Dean has handled nearly every type of reinsurance and insurance case, including insurance insolvency, reinsurance, errors and omissions, bad faith, insurance fraud, ostensible authority, agency, coverage, class actions, negligent supervision, marketing practices, asbestos, and deceptive trade practices.
Dean's experiences in the environmental field date back to the beginning of modern environmental law. As a civil environmental prosecutor, he filed the first Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) case in the country, and has extensive experience litigating cases involving real estate, mobile source air pollution, National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, nuclear waste disposal and storage, nuclear power licensing, water, leaking underground storage tanks, underground storage tanks, noise, and drinking water litigation and regulatory proceedings.
Dean has substantial experience in the labor and employment field, and handles class actions or cases involving alleged misclassification of employees, meal and rest breaks, bag checks, split shifts, working off the clock, employee uniforms, Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) claims, workers compensation, discrimination, independent contractors, wrongful termination, and discrimination based on pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, and race.
Well-recognized for his tremendous commitment to civic activities, Dean chaired the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Advisory Board, in addition to holding board positions with the Los Angeles Library Foundation and the Los Angeles Police Foundation. In addition, he served as President of the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles, Board Member, California Bar Foundation, and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. He also served as President of the Board of Information Technology Commissioners (Cable Television), City of Los Angeles; Member of the Editorial Board for the International Reinsurance Dispute Reporter; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Los Angeles Lawyer; Judge Pro Tem of the California Superior Court; Chair of the Antitrust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; and a Member of the Illinois Solar Resources Advisory Panel.
Dean has authored more than 25 continuing legal education book chapters and articles focusing on a variety of areas, including environment and energy, insurance and reinsurance, and litigation and trial practice, among others. Dean is the co-editor of Thomson-Reuter's classic book on reinsurance, The Law of Reinsurance.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Dean was a partner at a leading global law firm.
2 April 2015
Speaker, "The Impacts of Emerging Technology in the Workplace; Is Your Biometric Time Clock Discriminating Against Your Employees?" ACC Southern California Monthly CLE Series, Los Angeles, CA
10 May 2013
Moderator, "Does International Arbitration Meet General Counsels' Needs? International Arbitration. The Client's Perspective," International Arbitration in the Pacific Rim, Los Angeles, CA
22 March 2013
Speaker, "Update: Proposition 65," National Coffee Association, San Francisco, CA
21 March 2013
Speaker, "Marketing Claims in Food Litigation," National Coffee Association, San Francisco, CA
2 August 2012
"Top Gun Tactics for Defending Class Actions," CLE presentation. Los Angeles, CA
Hogan Lovells Publications
17 April 2015
"EEOC Proposes Regulations on Wellness Program Compliance With the ADA." Employment Alert, Hogan Lovells
05 February 2015
"U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of California High Court Decision Prohibiting the Arbitration of PAGA Claims." Employment Alert, Hogan Lovells
03 September 2014
"Paid Sick Leave Coming to California Next Year." Employment Alert, Hogan Lovells
31 October 2013
"Update on California's Proposition 65: AB 227 Reform Provides 14-Day Cure Period to Certain Small Businesses." Hogan Lovells Alert, Hogan Lovells
11 October 2013
"California Limits Workers' Compensation Claims by Professional Athletes, Including Former NFL Players with Concussion-Related Injuries.", Hogan Lovells
24 September 2013
"Retired NFL Players Settle Concussion Litigation, but Potential Insurance Implications to Be Determined.", Hogan Lovells
15 November 2012
"New California decision affirms employers' ability to round time clock entries." Employment Alert, Hogan Lovells
15 April 2015
"Law of Reinsurance, 2015 ed." Thomson Reuters, Westlaw
14 October 2014
"California’s New Paid Sick-Leave Law: Are You Ready?" Westlaw Journal
"Current FTC Enforcement Initiatives in the Consumer Protection Arena." Competition and Anti-Trust Guide
15 April 2014
"Law of Reinsurance, 2014 ed." Thomson Reuters, Westlaw