Berman Tabacco

Carl Hammarskjold

Associate

Carl Hammarskjold

Carl Hammarskjold is an associate in Berman Tabacco’s San Francisco office where he represents class plaintiffs in antitrust actions. He is dedicated to prosecuting companies that illegally conspire to fix and raise prices.

Carl is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® and was selected by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Before joining Berman Tabacco in April 2018, Carl practiced at a San Francisco-based plaintiffs’ firm specializing in antitrust class actions and other complex, multidistrict litigation in federal court. He was also a business litigator at a large, national law firm.

During law school, Carl served as an extern for the Honorable William H. Alsup at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Before becoming a lawyer, Carl sold out-of-print and rare books. He managed an independent bookstore in San Francisco and owned a community bookshop in Mendocino County.

Experience

  • Kleen Products, LLC, et al. v. Packaging Corp. of America, et al., No. 10-cv-05711 (N.D. Ill.).  Represented class plaintiffs in nationwide antitrust class action on behalf of purchasers of containerboard.
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.).  Represented class plaintiffs in nationwide antitrust class action on behalf of purchasers of lithium ion rechargeable batteries.
  • In re TelexFree Securities Litigation, No. 4:14-md-02566-TSH (D. Mass.).  Represented class plaintiffs in nationwide class action on behalf of victims of the TelexFree pyramid scheme.
  • Bozzio v. EMI Group Limited et al., No. 12-cv-02421-YGR (N.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in nationwide class action on behalf of recording artists and producers regarding royalties for digital downloads. Appellate work resulted in a published Ninth Circuit opinion reversing the district court’s dismissal of our client’s complaint.

Publications, Presentations & Appearances

  • Smokes, Candy, and the Bloody Sword: How Classifying Jailhouse Snitch Testimony as Direct, Rather than Circumstantial, Evidence Contributes to Wrongful Convictions, 45 U.S.F. L. REV. 1103 (2011)
Carl Hammarskjold Associate
San Francisco
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104

Carl Hammarskjold is an associate in Berman Tabacco’s San Francisco office where he represents class plaintiffs in antitrust actions. He is dedicated to prosecuting companies that illegally conspire to fix and raise prices.

Carl is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell® and was selected by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Before joining Berman Tabacco in April 2018, Carl practiced at a San Francisco-based plaintiffs’ firm specializing in antitrust class actions and other complex, multidistrict litigation in federal court. He was also a business litigator at a large, national law firm.

During law school, Carl served as an extern for the Honorable William H. Alsup at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Before becoming a lawyer, Carl sold out-of-print and rare books. He managed an independent bookstore in San Francisco and owned a community bookshop in Mendocino County.

Education
  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2011)
  • Pomona College (B.A., American Studies, 1989)
Experience
  • Kleen Products, LLC, et al. v. Packaging Corp. of America, et al., No. 10-cv-05711 (N.D. Ill.).  Represented class plaintiffs in nationwide antitrust class action on behalf of purchasers of containerboard.
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.).  Represented class plaintiffs in nationwide antitrust class action on behalf of purchasers of lithium ion rechargeable batteries.
  • In re TelexFree Securities Litigation, No. 4:14-md-02566-TSH (D. Mass.).  Represented class plaintiffs in nationwide class action on behalf of victims of the TelexFree pyramid scheme.
  • Bozzio v. EMI Group Limited et al., No. 12-cv-02421-YGR (N.D. Cal.). Represented plaintiff in nationwide class action on behalf of recording artists and producers regarding royalties for digital downloads. Appellate work resulted in a published Ninth Circuit opinion reversing the district court’s dismissal of our client’s complaint.
Honors & Distinctions
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine (2016-2018)

At USF School of Law:

  • Graduated number one in the class
  • Academic Excellence Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Intellectual Life of the School
  • John L. Brennan Award for Creativity and Innovation in Advocacy
  • Law Review Best Student Note Award
  • Public Interest Law Program Certificate with Honors
Admissions
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
Affiliations
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court
Publications, Presentations & Appearances
  • Smokes, Candy, and the Bloody Sword: How Classifying Jailhouse Snitch Testimony as Direct, Rather than Circumstantial, Evidence Contributes to Wrongful Convictions, 45 U.S.F. L. REV. 1103 (2011)