No. 22-15566.

87 F.4th 1003 (2023)

Abraham BIELSKI, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. COINBASE, INC., Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Submitted June 23, 2023 San Francisco, California.

Filed December 5, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jessica L. Ellsworth (argued), Neal K. Katyal , William E. Havemann , and Nathaniel A.G. Zelinsky , Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington, D.C. for Defendant-Appellant.

Glenn E. Chappell (argued), Hassan A. Zavareei , David Jochnowitz , and Spencer S. Hughes , Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Washington, D.C.; Sabita J. Soneji , Wesley M. Griffith , and Spencer S. Hughes , Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Oakland, California; Matthew D. Carlson , Law Office of Matthew D. Carlson, Orchard Park, New York; for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Jennifer B. Dickey and Jonathan D. Urick , U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, Washington, D.C.; Mark A. Perry and Joshua Halpern , Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, Washington, D.C.; for Amicus Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.

Richard H. Frankel , Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jeffrey R. White , American Association for Justice, Washington, D.C.; for Amici Curiae American Association for Justice, National Consumer Law Center, and Center for Responsible Lending.

Partial Concurrence by Judge Miller.


Defendant-Appellant Coinbase, an online cryptocurrency exchange, appeals the district court's denial of its motion to compel arbitration of claims brought by Plaintiff-Appellee Abraham Bielski. Coinbase challenges the district court's order at every step. Coinbase argues the district court erred in three...

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