Jason L. Lichtman is a partner in our New York office, and his practice is focused on financial fraud, damages, and appeals. He is court-appointed co-lead counsel in In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2001 (N.D. Ohio) and In re VTech, No. 1:15-cv-10889 (N.D. Ill). Lichtman also has a lead role representing consumers in the British Airways Fuel Surcharge Litigation pending in federal court in New York and in qui tam litigation against several large banks related to alleged mortgage fraud. He has also secured major victories as counsel of record before numerous federal appellate courts. Lichtman is a member of the qui tam (whistleblower law), consumer protection, and defective products practice groups.
Lichtman played a key role in the In re: Imprelis Herbicide Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2281 (E.D. Pa.), in which the Parties reached a major settlement that provided relief to all homeowners and business owners injured by Imprelis. He also helped secure a major settlement with Capital One Bank in the ING Direct Litigation pending in federal court in Delaware, in which Capital One will refunded consumers more than $150 per loan. He recently helped secure a settlement for Hong Leong Finance, Ltd (Singapore), which had been in litigation against Morgan Stanley relating to the sale and marketing of certain financial products.
Lichtman serves on the board of directors for Public Justice Foundation and is Chair of the Public Justice Class Action Committee. Public Justice is devoted to standing up for consumers against unscrupulous payday lenders, reckless polluters, dangerous food producers, and other bad corporate actors. Lichtman also serves on the Law360 Privacy and Consumer Protection Editorial Advisory Board, providing feedback on Law360‘s news coverage, including case updates, policy developments, and trends in various industries. In 2017, Law360 named Lichtman a “Rising Star” for Consumer Protection, and published an extensive profile and interview.
Lichtman received his J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was also the recipient of the Clarence M. Darrow Scholar award, Michigan’s highest merit-based scholarship. He previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.