Kevin Gamarnik


bar admission

State Bar of California


Chapman University of Law

University of California, Los Angeles


  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Lender Liability
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Awards &


Kevin, a Partner at Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis LLP (FBBC), excels in unraveling complex legal puzzles within a practice that spans high-stakes litigation in areas such as business, securities, false advertising, employment, lender liability, and class and mass actions. His meticulous attention to detail, ability to anticipate future challenges, and unwavering commitment to comprehensive research have earned him a reputation as a dedicated research addict who often leaves no stone unturned. 

Licensed in California and admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts in California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kevin began his legal journey at FBBC as a law clerk in 2009, advanced to Associate in 2010, and achieved Partner status by 2017. His strategic approach to cases has been pivotal to legal teams that have secured over $170 million in settlements and verdicts. Kevin boasts a winning track record of going toe-to-toe against teams of lawyers from some of the largest law firms in the world.

Kevin earned his law degree from Chapman University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Chapman Law Review and as Vice President of Mediations on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. He demonstrated exceptional negotiation skills and client advocacy by securing first place out of nearly two hundred participants at the 8th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament (Attorney Division). His academic achievements, including earning a 90% scholarship and receiving CALI awards for the highest grades in Civil Procedure and Legal Research and Writing, led him to finish at the top of his class. 

He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the UCLA football team and a scholar on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, majoring in History and Minoring in Russian Language and Literature. When not deeply engaged in his legal work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his two young children and his wife, Christina. 


Ramirez v. MetLife, Inc., et al., BC576608, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles: jury verdict awarding approximately $15.3 million in punitive damages based on aiding and abetting the sale of fraudulent investment in a Ponzi scheme.

Bostick v. Herbalife International of America, Inc. et al. CV 13-02488-BRO, United States District Court, Central District of California: Over $17,400,000 settlement on behalf of class members in class action.

Kearney, et al. v. Equilon Enterprises, LLC, 3:14-cv-00254-HZ, United States District Court, District of Oregon: $2,200,000 settlement in false advertising class action.

Beauperthuy, et al. v. 24 Hour Fitness, 3:06-cv-00715-SC, United States District Court, Northern District of California: Over $17,400,000 settlement for hundreds of personal trainers and managers in unpaid overtime and misclassification case.

F&F v. East West Bank, Case No. BC462714, Los Angeles Superior Court: approximately $39 million jury verdict in lender liability action; successful dismissal of motion for summary judgment of cross-complaint alleging fraud seeking approximately $11 million from client; obtained order of attorneys fees exceeding $2,000,000.

Schulein, et al v. Petroleum Development Corporation, et al., Case No. 8:11-cv-01891-AG-AN, United States District Court, Central District of California: $37,500,000 class action settlement against oil company based on violation of federal securities law.

McDonough, et al. v. Knell, et al., 1415007, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Anacapa Division: Successful defense jury verdict in which plaintiff alleged 38 causes of action, seeking millions of dollars in compensatory damages and punitive damages; after obtaining the verdict for the client, obtained an order for over $2,000,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.


Guide to Plaintiffs in maximizing attorneys’ fees under California Civil Code section 1717., Co-Author, Inextricably Intertwined Attorneys’ Fees: Part 1–Plaintiffs, Law360, 2015

Defendants’ Guide to maximizing attorneys’ fees under California Civil Code Section 1717., Co-Author, Inextricably Intertwined Attorneys’ Fees: Part 2–Defendants, Law360, 2015

A Practical Approach to Address Both The In Pari Delicto and Standing Defenses in Ponzi Scheme Cases, Presented at Loyola V Complex Case Symposium, January 19, 2013, Receivers, 2013


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