Equal Justice Works, the leading nonprofit organization mobilizing the next generation of public interest attorneys, today announced that Carter G. Phillips, Margaret Raymond, Sharon R. Ryan, and Jonathan D. Selbin have been named to the organization’s board of directors.
“We are honored to welcome these impressive leaders to the Equal Justice Works Board,” said David Stern, Executive Director, Equal Justice Works. “Each new member brings a wealth of experience, unique perspective, and a commitment to pro bono and public service. When combined with our existing Board of federal judges, general counsel, private law firm leaders, law school deans, law students and public interest executives, we have assembled an unbeatable combination of talent to pursue our ambitious growth strategy.”
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, 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.
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