Four Seeger Weiss Partners Honored by Lawdragon as Leading Lawyers in America

Seeger Weiss LLP is proud to announce that four of the firm’s partners – Chris Seeger, Stephen Weiss, David Buchanan, and Shauna Itri – were chosen by Lawdragon for its 2022 500 Leading Lawyers in America list. According to Lawdragon, lawyers honored on the list “win, finding justice where there was little hope, and a […]

February 28, 2022

Seeger Weiss LLP is proud to announce that four of the firm’s partners – Chris Seeger, Stephen Weiss, David Buchanan, and Shauna Itri – were chosen by Lawdragon for its 2022 500 Leading Lawyers in America list. According to Lawdragon, lawyers honored on the list “win, finding justice where there was little hope, and a newfound and surprising accountability.”

Co-founding partner Chris Seeger has appeared on the 500 Leading Lawyers in America list every year since 2007 and was named a “Lawdragon Legend” in 2016. He is widely recognized for his expertise in litigating multidistrict mass torts and class action lawsuits. Chris has been appointed to leadership roles in many of the most significant MDL cases, including the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation, and Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Fraud litigation.

Selected by Lawdragon for the fourth year running, co-founding partner Stephen Weiss chairs the firm’s qui tam/whistleblower practice, representing relators in some of the nation’s largest and most notable cases. With concentration in the areas of health care and tax fraud, Stephen has represented relators in cases against CareCore National, Warner Chilcott and Life Spine, Inc., and led the first settlement ever reached under the 2010 tax whistleblower amendments to New York’s False Claims Act.

Senior partner David Buchanan represents individual and corporate plaintiffs in complex, high-stakes products liability and commercial matters that are generally destined for trial. Recognized for his skill and experience litigating cases from inception through trial and appeal, Dave has been selected for leadership and liaison counsel appointments in many national, bet-the-company cases. Dave currently co-chairs the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the 3M earplugs litigation, and recently served as trial counsel for veterans Ronald Sloan and William Wayman in a bellwether trial in that MDL that resulted in a $110 million verdict for plaintiffs.

For over a decade, partner Shauna Itri has led litigation teams in complex fraud cases in both state and federal courts. Her practice is focused on representing plaintiffs in various settings, including class action securities and consumer matters and under whistleblower laws. Shauna served as part of the “Clean Diesel” Fraud litigation team working on lawsuits brought against car manufacturers for allegedly disguising the actual emissions levels of their diesel engine cars and has litigated multiple whistleblower cases to government intervention and settlement.

This guide, first published in 2007 by Lawdragon Inc., presents Lawdragon’s opinion of “the best of the U.S. plaintiff bar who specialize in representing individual investors and shareholders, as well as businesses and other organizations harmed by corporate misconduct or other failures.” Lawdragon’s selection methodology is based on a combination of objective criteria including research of top verdicts and settlements, peer recognition, and interviews with lawyers throughout the country. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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