Nathan Piller is an experienced litigator specializing in complex civil litigation. Mr. Piller has litigated dozens of class and collective action cases in the areas of employment and consumer law. His practice focuses on addressing unlawful business models and wage practices maintained by industry leading companies. He has trial experience and has authored and edited publications on employment law.
Mr. Piller’s representative matters include:
- Julian, et al. v. Swift Transportation, Inc., et al., Case No. 2:16-CV-00576-ROS (D. Ariz.), where Mr. Piller represented trainee truck drivers in a nationwide wage-and-hour collective action against the largest trucking company in United States. A $14,000,000 settlement was achieved for the collective following successful motions for summary judgment on liability and damages.
- Shaw, et al. v. AMN Services, LLC, et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-02816-JCS (N.D. Cal.), where he represented traveling nurses in a newsworthy wage-and-hour class action against a large healthcare staffing company and multibillion dollar hospital system. A $20,000,000 settlement was achieved for the class following a successful motion for class certification. Mr. Piller’s work in Shaw was covered in The Guardian and other publications.
- Villalpando, et al. v. Exel Direct, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:12-cv-04137-JCS (N.D. Cal.), where he represented delivery persons in an independent contractor misclassification action and achieved a $13,500,000 settlement following a successful motion for summary judgment.
- Hose, et al. v. WIS International, et al., Case No. 3:14-cv-02869-WQH-AGS (S.D. Cal.), where he represented inventory counters in a nationwide wage-and-hour collective action and achieved a $7,000,000 settlement after employing innovative “mass arbitration” strategy. Mr. Piller’s article in Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine discusses the “mass arbitration” strategy employed in that case. The article is available at the Consumer Attorneys of California’s website (Link, select “Power in Numbers”).
Mr. Piller attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he served as the Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law. During law school, Mr. Piller also represented low-income families in appeals hearings before the Social Security Administration as part of his duties working for the East Bay Community Law Center’s Health Law Unit.