Donna F. Solen
1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 605
Washington, D.C. 20036
Main Telephone: (202) 429-2290
Fax: (202) 429-2294
Donna F. Solen joined Mason LLP as a partner in 2006. She specializes in complex litigation and class actions involving violations of the antitrust, consumer protection, environmental and products liability laws. Prior to joining Mason LLP, Ms. Solen was a senior associate at Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C., one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in the country.
Ms. Solen is currently involved in litigation against Globalstar Inc. for allegedly violating California's consumer protection statutes when it failed to disclose material defects in its satellite telephone service. Ms. Solen is also involved in litigation against various oil and gas producers for their improper deduction of certain expenses from royalty payments due to the owners of the oil and gas. Poplar Creek Development Co., v. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Case No. 7:08-cv-00190-ART (E.D. Ky); and Appalachian Land Co. v. Equitable Production Co., Case No. 7:08-cv-00139-KKC (E.D. Ky). She is also working on antitrust cases, In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (alleging the illegal formation of an international cartel to restrict competition in the LCD panel market) and In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, and consumer protection and product liability actions such as In re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL. 2047 (E.D. La.) (representing homeowners whose homes contain defective Chinese drywall); Hobbie et al., v. RCR Holdings II, LLC, Case No. 50 2009CA032471 (Cir. Ct. Palm Beach County, FL) (representing homeowners whose homes contain defective Chinese drywall) and In re Zurn Pex Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 08-MDL-1958 (ADM/RLE) (D. Minn.) (representing homeowners in Minnesota who own structures containing allegedly defective plumbing systems).
Ms. Solen served as counsel in many successful consumer and environmental actions including, among other things, In re Swanson Creek Oil Spill Litigation, Case No. PJM-2000-1429 (D. Md.) (recovering $2.25 million for various commercial fishermen who worked on, and homeowners who owned homes or property on and around, the Patuxent river in Maryland for damages they incurred as a result of the discharge of approximately 111,000 gallons of oil into the river in April, 2000); Nunez v. Westfield Homes of Florida, Inc., Case No. 04-06062 (Circuit Court, Hillsborough County, FL) (confidential resolution of claims by homeowners alleging violations of building codes applicable to stucco application); In re Lupron Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 1430 (D. Mass.) ($150 million class action settlement of claims that the drug manufacturer artificially inflated the price of Lupron, which is primarily used for the treatment of prostate cancer); In re Bausch and Lomb Contacts Lens Solution Products Liability Litigation (recovering confidential sum of money for individual consumers who suffered injury to their eyes after use of allegedly defective contact lens solution); and Strugano v. Nextel Communications, Inc., et al., (Superior Court, Los Angeles County, CA) ($11-$53 million California class action settlement of claims that Nextel failed to provide adequate or reasonable notice of unilateral changes to subscriber agreements).
Ms. Solen graduated from the Florida State University (B.S. magna cum laude, 1994) and obtained her law degree from the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. with honors, 1997). While at the University of Florida, Ms. Solen served as editor-in-chief of the Florida Journal of International Law and won Best Note of Spring 1996 for her note entitled "ISO 14000: Emerging International Environmental Law" 10 Fla. J. Int'l L. 275 (1995) and Best Comment of Fall 1995 for her comment entitled "Forum Non Conveniens and the International Plaintiff" 9 Fla. J. Int'l L. 343 (1994).
Ms. Solen is admitted to practice in Florida and the District of Columbia.