Avery Halfon is an associate in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, where he represents victims of corporate greed, negligence, and other misconduct. He litigates on behalf of groups injured through deceptive overcharge schemes, harmful products, sexual abuse, discrimination, and more. His cases with Lieff Cabraser have successfully subjected national banks to state consumer protection laws, defeated major telecoms’ attempts to force arbitration and immunize themselves from customer accountability, and won more than $200 million for class members. He was also part of a litigation team that convinced a Texas federal court to rule that the state’s pandemic voting policies discriminated against Black and Latino/a voters. Avery seeks to not only secure compensation for victims, but also lead corporations and other institutions to reform their cultures and set up internal accountability systems to prevent the harm from happening again.
Avery is a member of the Associate Board of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a member of Law360’s 2021 Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, Avery served as a Law Clerk to Judge Jane B. Stranch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to his clerkship, Avery worked as a Fellow at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC on litigation related to the opioid crisis, climate change, discrimination, human rights, and pension rights.
Avery graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, a Team Leader for the Harvard Defenders, and a member of the Alien Tort Statute litigation team with Harvard’s International Human Rights Clinic. During law school Avery worked for Senator Charles E. Schumer on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, EarthRights International, and the New York State Attorney General’s Public Integrity Bureau.