Avery Halfon
Partner, New York Office
212 355-9500

Avery Halfon

Avery Halfon is a partner 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 $412 million for class members and clients. 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 2023 and 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.

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
    J.D., cum laude – 2015
    Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Law & Policy Review
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
    B.A., International Relations – 2010
  • American Association of Justice
  • Associate Board Member, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Consumer Protection, 2021, 2023
  • Faculty, “Preparing For, Taking, and Defending Depositions of Class Representatives,” Strafford CLE Webinar, October 2023
  • Speaker, “Tricks are for Kids: The Dark Side of Children’s Gaming Apps,”  Harvard Plaintiffs’ Law Association (HPLA), March 2023
  • “Rising Star for New York Metro Area,” Super Lawyers, 2021-2024
  • New York, 2016
  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 2023
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2019