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Jonathan Selbin Speaks at Federalist Society MDL Conference

Jonathan Selbin Speaks at Federalist Society MDL Conference

Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin spoke at the Federalist Society Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Conference on October 18, 2017 in Washington DC. Mr. Selbin was a featured speaker discussing complex litigation on the panel titled “Trying Cases and Settlement.”

This conference focused on multidistrict lawsuits, which account for nearly half of all civil cases in the federal courts. Although MDLs were designed for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings, “in some instances they have become one-sided forums known for lacking the basic protections afforded to all other cases by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence and appellate review.”

You can view video of the panel discussion below.

About Jonathan D. Selbin

Jonathan Selbin is a senior partner in Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s New York office. He chairs the firm’s Economic Injury Product Defect Practice Group, and is a long-time member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Selbin litigates consumer protection and defective products class action lawsuits against many of the nation’s most prominent corporations, and has been appointed by courts around the country to lead such litigation on behalf of consumers. He has argued and obtained favorable appellate opinions in multiple Courts of Appeal, including in the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits. His work on behalf of consumers was featured in a September 2014 Forbes article and a March 2016 National Law Journal article.

Together, cases in which Jonathan has played a lead role have resulted in court-approved class action settlements with combined total payouts to class members exceeding $3.0 billion in cash, plus other relief, such as extended and enhanced warranties.

Jonathan is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, and clerked for Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California from 1993-1995.

In 2017, Jonathan and his family founded the Selbin Voting Rights Fellowship at Equal Justice Works, funding a two year fellow working to ensure fair access to voting in North Carolina.

In 2017, Mr. Selbin and his family founded the Selbin Voting Rights Fellowship at Equal Justice Works, funding a Fellow’s two-year project on fair access to voting in the state of North Carolina.