Shauna B. Itri Joins Seeger Weiss LLP as Partner
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., — Seeger Weiss LLP announced today that litigator Shauna B. Itri has joined the firm as partner.
Itri is a seasoned litigator of complex fraud cases in both state and federal courts. Her nationwide practice has focused on representing plaintiffs in class actions, including securities, consumer and government fraud, in antitrust claims, and in cases involving patient harm. Itri also has extensive experience representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act litigation, and whistleblowers with claims under the IRS and SEC whistleblower programs – returning over $3 billion to state and federal governments. This has included a $280 million settlement in United States of America ex rel Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys, Inc. v. Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., et al., a $150 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline PLC, and a $190 million settlement with Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Itri was previously a shareholder at Berger Montague and will be resident in Seeger Weiss’ Philadelphia office.
“I am delighted to join the talented Seeger Weiss team and to help build on its superb track record of success with complex, groundbreaking litigation,” said Itri. “Seeger Weiss has a deeply embedded sense of professionalism and fairness, combined with a driven commitment to provide the highest quality client representation in the plaintiffs’ bar today, which is a very compelling combination.”
“We are very excited to have Shauna on board. With her years of experience handling high-stakes litigation, and her calm temperament under demanding conditions, she’s a wonderful addition to our litigation team.” said founding partner Stephen A. Weiss.
“Shauna is an exceptional lawyer who is battle -tested and can immediately contribute to our firm’s multidistrict and other national litigation matters. Her track record of achievement on behalf of her clients speaks for itself, and we are thrilled she has joined the Seeger Weiss team,” said founding partner Christopher A. Seeger.
Itri received a dual B.A. degree and M.A. degree from Stanford University, where she was captain of the Women’s Soccer Team. She received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Villanova Law School Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.
Itri also served as Adjunct Professor at Villanova, where she taught a course on White Collar Crime and Corporate Deviance, and teaches a course on Corporate Deviance at Widener University, also as Adjunct Professor.
Itri currently serves as President and Board Member of the Junior League of Philadelphia, a women’s organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Since its establishment in 1999, Seeger Weiss LLP has led many of the most complex and high-profile litigations in the U.S. With offices in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, the firm is primarily known for multidistrict mass torts and class actions in both state and federal courts, with a strong track record of landmark verdicts and settlements.