Zoë Wilhelm advocates for her clients in consumer class actions and commercial litigation in California and in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country.

Zoë defends privacy and other consumer class actions involving state and federal consumer protection laws, such as the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), Unfair Competition Law (UCL), False Advertising Law (FAL), California Gift Card Law, California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and the Federal Wiretap Act. Zoë is well-versed in class action procedural issues and works with her clients to develop litigation strategies that incorporate their unique business concerns.

Zoë also defends clients in cases involving accounting and valuation issues, including appraisal, corporate governance, and merger and acquisition litigation. She enjoys spreadsheets and leverages complex facts in her advocacy.

Representative Experience

  • Defending multiple class actions involving alleged privacy violations through website use of the Meta Pixel
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal without payment in two separate class actions regarding session replay software.
  • Successfully defended telecommunications company in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action.
  • Successfully defended car manufacturer in a class action asserting violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act.
  • Obtained advantageous class-wide settlement of California Invasion of Privacy Act claims in one of two competing class actions and successfully defended settlement from proposed intervenors.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of pharmaceutical company in an age discrimination case after successfully removing the case to federal court on the basis of fraudulent joinder.

Personal Interests

Zoë lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two boys and spends many of her non-working hours attending youth sporting events and researching California native plants.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


University of Pennsylvania Law School
J.D. Journal of Constitutional Law (2009)

Yale University
B.A. (2004)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • TCPA Blog – a resource analyzing TCPA-related litigation and regulatory developments
  • Enforcement Highlights – a blog that provides reports, discussions and analyses on noteworthy trends in the enforcement and regulatory activity of the SEC and other agencies

Leadership & Community

Firm Leadership

  • Co-leader, Retail Industry Group, 2020–22
  • Hiring Committee, 2020–23
  • Associates Committee, 2020–23
  • Steering Committee, Women Forward 2020–23
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