Experience and knowledge to
lead complex class actions

Class Action and Multidistrict
Litigation Leadership

Class actions and multidistrict litigations are considered complex cases, requiring the skill, knowledge and leadership that can only be gained through decades of experience. When courts across the country are looking for the right attorneys to lead a case through these complicated environments, Levin Sedran & Berman is regularly appointed by courts to fulfil the role.

A hallmark of our firm’s approach has been to utilize our ability, experience and knowledge to manage large class action cases, often involving parallel state and federal court proceedings or Multidistrict Litigation.

Our record of professionalism and success in these cases is evident in the favorable commentary from judges and courts across the country.

“The court also finds that the standing and expertise of counsel for [plaintiffs] is noteworthy. First, class counsel is of high caliber and most PLC members have extensive national experience in similar class action litigation.”

– Court Opinion

Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, 2000 WL 1622741, *7 (E.D.Pa. 2000), Lead Counsel

“Each of the firms and the individual lawyers in this case have extensive experience in large, complex antitrust and securities litigation.” Furthermore, the Court notes that the quality of the legal services rendered was of the highest caliber.

– The Honorable Judge Bechtle

Consumer Bags Antitrust Litigation, Civil Action No. 77-1516 (E.D. Pa.), – Arnold Levin, Lead Counsel for Consumer Class

The Court recognized the “remarkable contribution” from Levin Sedran & Berman in the creation of the largest nationwide personal injury settlement to date.

– Court Opinion

Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1203

“there is no question that plaintiffs’ counsel is experienced in the conduct of a class action….”

– Court Opinion

Sommers v. Abraham Lincoln Savings & Loan Assn., 66 F.R.D. 581, 589 (E.D. Pa. 1975)
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Examples of Case Leadership

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Product Liability Leadership
Plaintiffs’ Co-lead; Co-Class and Liaison counsel – Diet Drug Products Liability Litigation
Executive Committee – Vioxx Products Liability Litigation
Lead counsel – Orthopedic Bone Screws Product Liability Litigation
Member, Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee – Rezulin Products Liability Litigation
Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee – Silicone Gel Breast Implants Products Liability Litigation
Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee – Xarelto Products Liability Litigation
Co-liaison counsel and Negotiating Plaintiffs Committee – Yaz/Yasmin/Ocella Products Liability Litigation
Plaintiff Executive Committee; Discovery and Law and Briefing Co-Chair – Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation
Plaintiff Steering Committee – Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation
Antitrust Leadership
Co-Lead Counsel – Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1775
Co-Lead Counsel – Foundry Resins Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1638 (S.D. Ohio)
Co-Lead Counsel – Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1542 (D. Conn.)
Co-Lead Counsel – Electrical Carbon Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1514, 447 F.Supp.2d 389 389, (D. N.J. 2006)
Co-Lead Counsel – Graphite Electrodes Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1244 (E.D. Pa.)
Co-Lead Counsel – Commercial Explosives Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1093
Co-Lead Counsel – Lazy Oil Co. v. Witco Corp., (M.D. Pa.)
Co-Lead Counsel – Clozapine Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 874 (N.D. Ill.)
Co-Lead Counsel – Maltol Antitrust Litigation
Co-Lead Counsel – Bulk [Extruded] Antitrust Litigation (D.N.J.)
Co-Lead Counsel – Shaw v. Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Ltd., 172 F.3d 299 (3rd Cir.)
Co-Lead Counsel – In re Magnetic Audiotape Antitrust Litigation, 334 F.3d 204 (2d Cir.)
Executive Committee – In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1663
Executive Committee – In re MSG Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1328 (D. Minn.)
Executive Committee – In re Catfish Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 928
Executive Committee – In re Carbon Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 940 (N.D. Miss.)
Executive Committee – Erie Forge and Steel, Inc. v. Cyprus Minerals Co., C.A. No. 94-0404 (W.D. Pa.)
Co-Trial Counsel – In re Thermal Fax Antitrust Litigation, C.A. No. 96-C-0959 (E.D. Wisc.)
Consumer and Automotive Product
Liability Leadership
Member, Executive Committee and Lead Trial Counsel – Asbestos School Litigation
Lead Counsel – Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation
Other Case Leadership
Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee – National Football League Players’ Concussion Litigation

It is our honor and privilege to help lead these cases; we take pride in our good name and reputation among other attorneys, judges and the clients we serve.