Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

C Andrew Dirksen - San Francisco, CA

201 California StreetSuite 1240 San Francisco, CA 94111

Updated: 02/18/2024

San Francisco Antitrust Lawyer

Overview

Since joining Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP in 2000, Mr. Dirksen has represented the firm's clients primarily in complex multidistrict antitrust class action litigation. He has assisted in recovering over $700 million for clients and other class members. Mr. Dirksen has worked, or continues to work, as Co-Lead Counsel for the class plaintiffs on several cases, including:

In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Cal...

Since joining Gold Bennett Cera & Sidener LLP in 2000, Mr. Dirksen has represented the firm's clients primarily in complex multidistrict antitrust class action litigation. He has assisted in recovering over $700 million for clients and other class members. Mr. Dirksen has worked, or continues to work, as Co-Lead Counsel for the class plaintiffs on several cases, including:

In re Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Cal.): Recovered nearly $320 million for clients and class members who purchased several types of rubber chemical products directly from defendants.

In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Cal.): Worked as co-lead counsel and achieved settlements with defendants totaling $107 million for the benefit of direct purchasers of methionine, an animal feed additive.

In re EPDM Antitrust Litigation (D.Conn.): Over $100 million was recovered for direct purchasers of the synthetic rubber ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM).

In re Plastics Additives Antitrust Litigation (E.D.Pa.): Recoveries of over $50 million have been achieved for direct purchasers of organotin heat stabilizers, MBS and acrylic impact modifiers, acrylic processing aids, and epoxidized soybean oil.

Mr. Dirksen has represented plaintiffs in dozens of other antitrust actions in a variety of industries. Among other matters, he is currently working on In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation; In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation; and In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation. Mr. Dirksen also has defended a company targeted by the California Attorney General's office in a civil antitrust investigation, and worked extensively on several of the firm's securities fraud matters, including In re CBT Securities Litigation.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dirksen worked in Washington, D.C., at a large firm as a paralegal on a variety of complex antitrust matters. He assisted in the defense of corporate clients involved in individual and class action litigation, as well as federal Department of Justice and state attorneys general criminal grand jury investigations.

In law school, Mr. Dirksen interned in the Special Prosecution Unit of the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. After law school, but prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dirksen performed work for clients engaged in products liability, patent, and maritime litigation.

Mr. Dirksen is admitted to practice in all California state courts and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Dirksen received a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Boston College, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He spent a year as an Article Editor of USF's Maritime Law Journal.

Mr. Dirksen is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. He is also an officer and member of the Board of Directors of The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has raised and distributed over $600,000 to music education programs for children.

About C Andrew Dirksen

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

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

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of California, 1998 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice President, Associate Counsel, The Mockingbird Foundation, 1997

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1998
    J.D.
    Law Journal: USF's Maritime Law Journal, Article Editor
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill , Massachusetts, 1992
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Philosophy

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

201 California StreetSuite 1240 San Francisco, CA 94111

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our FindLaw.com Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Value
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Unable to send request

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ

Map Location

Google Map

How do I choose a lawyer?

Consider the following:

Comfort Level
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?

Credentials
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?

Cost
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?

City
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?

Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?

Here are a few to get you started:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • How many cases like mine have you handled?
  • How often do you settle cases out of court?
  • What are your fees and costs?
  • What are the next steps?

Want to check lawyer discipline?

It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:

  • Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
  • Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
  • Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.

Find a Lawyer

More Options