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Contributors

  • Gary E. Mason, Mason Lietz & Klinger LLP, Washington, D.C.

    Gary is a nationally recognized leader of the class action bar. Focusing on consumer class actions and mass torts, Gary has recovered more than $1.5 billion in the 22 years he has represented plaintiffs.

  • Kevin Laukaitis, Shub Law Firm LLC, Haddonfield, NJ

    Kevin Laukaitis is a Philadelphia native who practices in the areas of consumer rights litigation and other complex class action litigation. Mr. Laukaitis is a graduate of Drexel University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law in its part-time evening program. During law school, Kevin worked full-time as a paralegal and law clerk where he gained practical experience in consumer rights litigation, including complex class actions. Mr. Laukaitis’ practice has been focused on class action consumer litigation involving overcharging of deregulated energy companies, defective products, mislabeling and consumer fraud, and other areas of complex litigation.

  • Janine Pollack, Calcaterra Pollack LLP, New York

    Janine Pollack, co-founder of Calcaterra Pollack LLP, has been a class action litigator for almost 30 years and has prosecuted cases that have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors and consumers over the course of those nearly three decades. Her focus is on representing clients who seek redress from companies that employ deception in selling their products or services, including through false advertising. Janine is routinely appointed by courts as lead counsel and to other leadership positions, including in data breach litigation. As lead trial counsel, she has prosecuted jury and bench trials, and won a jury verdict against R.J. Reynolds for wrongful death in a tobacco case.

  • Jeffrey S. Goldenberg, Goldenberg Schneider, LPA, Cincinnati

    Jeff’s practice includes class action and complex civil litigation with an emphasis on consumer protection. His practice areas include consumer fraud and defective products, insurance coverage, wage and hour, employee benefits, personal privacy and data breach, antitrust, personal injury, toxic torts, and commercial disputes.

  • Thomas A. Zimmerman Jr., Zimmerman Law Offices, P.C., Chicago

    A seasoned litigator, Mr. Zimmerman practices extensively and has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts in class action, corporate, commercial, medical malpractice, consumer fraud, constitutional due process, general civil, product liability, toxic tort, and other complex litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also represents individuals and corporations in transactional matters, and before state and federal administrative and regulatory agencies.

  • Melissa R. Emert, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., Ridge, NY

    Melissa R. Emert, Esq., has been representing aggrieved stockholders and consumers for more than 30 years. Ms. Emert recently joined KGG after spending most of her career at a national class action firm where she founded and was Co-Chair of its Consumer and Antitrust Class Action Litigation Groups. Ms. Emert’s practice focuses on consumer, antitrust and securities class actions. She has litigated throughout the United States and held prominent leadership positions in many large multidistrict litigations (“MDLs”).

  • Rebecca A. Peterson, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Minneapolis

    Rebecca Peterson is a partner in the firm’s class action group with a focus on consumer protection, product liability, and pet food regulation cases and accompanying regulatory issues. Ms. Peterson has been part of successful prosecution of actions on behalf of consumers in both state and federal courts. Ms. Peterson has been appointed lead counsel and, alongside a group of attorneys, was recognized as Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for her work on behalf of U.S. farmers. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Peterson practiced in California and had extensive experience in complex class actions, appeals and public relations. Ms. Peterson carries that experience over to her practice today in fighting to protect the rights of consumers in both federal and state courts, as well as before regulatory and quasi-regulatory bodies.

  • Spencer Sheehan, Sheehan & Associates, P.C., Great Neck, NY

    Spencer Sheehan has been an attorney since 2012. Fordham Law School – J.D. – 2011; Undergraduate Degree – Georgetown University – 2002. Spencer’s background includes graduate school in international relations and the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoys reading crime fiction and discovering the work of new or lesser known writers of the genre.

  • Jonathan Shub, Shub Law Firm LLC, Haddonfield, NJ

    Jonathan Shub is the founder of Shub Law Firm LLC. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading class action consumer rights lawyers, based on his vast experience and successes representing classes of individuals and businesses in a vast array of matters involving unlawful conduct. He has gained notable attention in the area of defective consumer electronics and computer hardware as a result of many leadership positions in federal and state cases against companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Maytag, IBM and Palm. In fact, Maximum PC Magazine, a leading industry publication, said years back that “Shub is becoming renowned for orchestrating suits that have simultaneously benefited consumers and exposed buggy hardware.” He also has vast experience in mass tort class actions such as Vioxx, light tobacco litigation, and in consumer class actions such as energy deregulation. He is currently heavily involved in litigation on behalf of businesses that were denied insurance coverage involving COVID-19.

  • Gary M. Klinger, Mason Lietz & Klinger LLP, Chicago

    Gary is a natural competitor and relishes the challenge of being a litigator. He is a tenacious and dedicated advocate of his client’s interests and welcomes every opportunity to help them prevail in complex, high-stakes litigation. Gary represents clients in class actions involving wide-ranging theories of liability including consumer fraud, breach of contract, privacy violations, conspiracy, violation of the antitrust laws, and other torts. He has been appointed as class counsel to millions of consumers across the country. Gary has recovered tens of millions of dollars for consumers in class action settlements. Prior to forming Mason, Lietz & Klinger, LLP, Gary was an attorney at one of the premier litigation firms in Chicago where he focused on class action litigation. Gary has successfully represented clients from pre-litigation disputes through trials and appeals in federal and state jurisdictions throughout the country.

  • Kara A. Elgersma, Wexler Wallace LLP, Chicago

    Since joining Wexler Wallace in 2010, Kara’s experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation has helped the firm seek justice for clients across a wide spectrum of cases.

    Kara’s proficiency includes all facets of complex commercial litigation. In addition, she is well-versed in arbitration, including pre-hearing case development and management, as well as the conduct of full hearings. Kara has also become extensively involved in whistleblower-false claims litigation.

  • Lori G. Feldman, George·Gesten·McDonald, Lake Worth, FL

    Lori G. Feldman, Co-Chair of GGM’s Class Action Practice Group with 26 years of experience, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, where she was awarded the Signum Laudis graduate school honors scholarship. Lori earned her Juris Doctor degree upon graduating from Albany Law School of Union University, where she served as a member of the Albany Law Review and was a winner of the school’s first year law review student writing competition.

  • Robert K. Shelquist, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Minneapolis

    Rob Shelquist heads up the firm’s consumer protection and products liability litigation practice groups. During the course of his career, he has represented individuals, small businesses and corporations in a wide range of civil litigation including defective and mispriced products, securities and ERISA, anti-competitive conduct, privacy, and the use of sharp business practices, fraud, misrepresentations, and other statutory violations in conjunction with the sale of goods and services. Mr. Shelquist has represented plaintiffs as court-appointed counsel and was one of the trial attorneys in two national class actions tried to verdict. In Peterson v. BASF Corp., a judgment in excess of $60 million was paid following a jury verdict, multiple state appellate opinions, and two trips to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Jennifer A. Moore, Moore Law Group PLLC, Louisville, KY

    Jennifer A. Moore recently tried the first case in federal court involving the weedkiller, Roundup, proving that it caused her client’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma resulting in an $80 million verdict against Monsanto. For over 20 years, Ms. Moore has fought to secure justice for her clients and held numerous wrongdoers accountable resulting in multi-million dollar trial verdicts and settlements.

  • R. Brent Wisner, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, Los Angeles

    Brent Wisner is a senior shareholder and vice president of Baum Hedlund. One of the firm’s leading trial lawyers, Brent oversees the mass tort litigation department. His work on the Monsanto Roundup litigation earned him national acclaim as the youngest attorney in U.S. history to win a multi-billion-dollar jury verdict. Brent served on the trial teams for the first three Monsanto Roundup trials. He served as co-lead trial counsel in two of these trials and in 2019, Brent helped win a historic $2.055 billion verdict against Monsanto for a California couple whose repeated exposure to Roundup weedkiller caused them to develop cancer. Many organizations have recognized Brent with numerous awards honoring his achievements, including Law360 MVP of the Year 2020, Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers in California 2020, ALM and the National Trial Lawyers’ 2019 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year, the National Law Journal’s Winning Litigators Titans of Industry 2019 and Trial Lawyer Magazine America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers 2019.

April 8, 2021
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 2H 0M

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