Lieff Cabraser attorneys Jonathan D. Selbin, Mark P. Chalos, and Jason L. Lichtman will be speaking at Perrin Conferences’ Class Action Litigation Conference from May 6-7, 2015 at the Omni Chicago Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Selbin will speak on current and emerging issues in consumer protection litigation. Chalos will discuss strategies for trying class actions. Lichtman will comment on discovery issues and proposed amendments to the federal rules of civil procedure. Perrin Conferences hosts national joint plaintiff and defendant litigation conferences, bringing together leaders in the legal industry.
The chair of Lieff Cabraser’s Economic Injury Product Defect practice group, Selbin is one of the nation’s leading consumer protection and defective products lawyers. The precedent-setting, high-profile class action lawsuits Selbin is supervising include serving as Court-appointed lead counsel in In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Litig., MDL No. 2001 (N.D. Ohio); Court-appointed interim co-lead counsel in In re: Capital One TCPA Litig., MDL No. 2416 (N.D. Ill); Court-appointed interim lead counsel in Smith v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Case No. 13-cv-2018 (N.D. Ill); and Court-appointed interim lead counsel in In re: Navistar Maxxforce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Case MDL No. 2590 (N.D. Ill).
The managing partner of the firm’s Nashville office, Chalos represents individuals in negligence and personal injury cases as well as consumers in consumer protection and defective products class actions. Through jury trials, he has held wrongdoers accountable, including representing 32 school children who were videotaped undressing in their school locker room ($1.28 million jury verdict) and a young woman who suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck (nearly $4 million jury verdict). He has also obtained an $8 million arbitration award on behalf of a business client.
A partner in the firm’s New York office, Lichtman represents consumers nationwide in consumer protection and defective products cases and possesses an expertise in proving classwide damages in consumer cases. He is co-chair of the Law and Motion committee in In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2001 (N.D. Ohio) and is heavily involved in related litigation pending before federal courts in Illinois, California, New Jersey, and other states. Lichtman also represents consumers in the British Airways Fuel Surcharge Litigation pending in federal court in New York, as well as Hong Leong Finance, Ltd (Singapore) in litigation against Morgan Stanley relating to the sale and marketing of certain financial products.