Tell us about your biggest win or wins this year.
In the Automotive Parts Antitrust litigation, one of the most complex set of antitrust class actions ever litigated, we have now obtained over $1 billion in settlements for the classes we represent. We and our co-lead counsel faced many challenges in managing the multiplicity of actions brought together as part of this massive litigation, in addition to confronting the defenses mounted by the defendants to plaintiffs’ claims. In the face of those obstacles, we persevered and achieved what we regard as a remarkable result for the plaintiff classes.
What’s the biggest lesson you learned practicing law?
It has never ceased to be gratifying to be able to use one’s skills and experience as a lawyer to right a wrong or defend against an unjust claim.
Recently, what’s been the most significant change in your practice area and how have you adjusted?
There have been many ebbs and flows in the law over the years which have always required new thinking and new approaches to litigation.
Share an interesting fact about your firm that few know.
We recently adopted for the first time a mandatory retirement age. It’s 100. (But we might make exceptions, depending upon the circumstances.)
Answers submitted by Marc Seltzer, partner.