Jonathan D. Selbin
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Jonathan D. Selbin
Firm: Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Address: 250 Hudson Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1413
Phone: 212-355-9500
Fax: 212-355-9592
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Web site: http://www.lieffcabraser.com
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A Determined Advocate For Consumers And Homeowners

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

He argued and obtained a favorable appellate opinion in the Sixth Circuit in In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liab. Litig., 678 F.3d 409 (6th Cir. 2012), vacated sub nom., Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer, 133 S. Ct. 1722 (2013), reinstated Glazer v. Whirlpool Corp. (In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Prods. Liab. Litig.), 722 F.3d 838 (6th Cir. 2013), cert. den., 2014 U.S. LEXIS 1484 (2014), and obtained a favorable opinion as appellate counsel in the Seventh Circuit in Butler v. Sears, 702 F.3d 359 (7th Cir. 2012), vacated, Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Butler, 133 S. Ct. 2768 (2013), reinstated, Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 727 F.3d 796 (7th Cir. 2013), cert. den. 2014 U.S. LEXIS 1507 (2014).  He also argued and obtained favorable appellate rulings in the Fifth Circuit in McManus v. Fleetwood Enters., 320 F.3d 545 (5th Cir. 2003), and in the Ninth Circuit in Omstead v. Dell, Inc., 594 F.3d 1081 (9th Cir. 2010).

He currently serves as lead counsel in In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Litig., MDL No. 2001 (N.D. Ohio); co-lead counsel in In re: Imprelis Herbicide Litig., MDL No. 2281 (E.D. Pa.); and interim co-lead counsel in In re: Capital One TCPA Litig., MDL No. 2416 (N.D. Ill.). He previously served as co-lead counsel in In re: Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Contract Litig., MDL No. 1914 (D.N.J), where he obtained certification of a nationwide consumer protection litigation class, and twice successfully defended it in the Third Circuit.

With Professor Samuel Issacharoff, Jonathan was the primary author of the certiorari opposition papers in the Whirlpool and Sears cases in the United States Supreme Court, both last term and this Term, which ultimately resulted in a denial of certiorari.

Together, cases in which Jonathan has played a lead role have resulted in court-approved class action settlements with a combined total recovery for class members exceeding $2 billion in cash, plus other relief, such as extended and enhanced warranties.

Jonathan is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.  He clerked for Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California from 1993-1995 prior to joining Lieff Cabraser.

Current Employment Position(s):
Partner

Areas of Practice:
Consumer Protection
Defective Products
Bar Admissions:
New York
California, 1994
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2013
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2014
Education:
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993
J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989
B.A.
Honors: summa cum laude

Published Works:
Contributing Author, “Ninth Circuit Reshapes California Consumer-Protection Law,” American Bar Association, July 2012

On Class Actions, 2009

Contributing Author, California Class Actions Practice and Procedures (Elizabeth J. Cabraser, editor-in-chief), 2003

“Bashers Beware: The Continuing Constitutionality of Hate Crimes Statutes After R.A.V.,” 72 Oregon Law Review 157, Spring 1993

Honors and Awards:
The Best Lawyers in America, based on peer and blue ribbon panel review, selected for list of “The New York Area’s Best Lawyers,” 2013

"Super Lawyer for New York Metro," Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, 2006 - 2013

"Lawdragon Finalist," Lawdragon, 2009

"New York Litigation Star," Benchmark Plaintiff, 2013 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Alliance for Justice
New York Advisory Board

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Bar of the District of Columbia

California State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions:
Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Law Clerk, 1993 - 1995

Birth Information:
1967
West Practice Categories:
Consumer Protection, Litigation & Appeals
Profile Last Updated:
3/11/2014

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