New York, New York (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Felecia L. Stern and Jeffrey S. Grand are among five Bernstein Liebhard LLP partners recently named New York Super Lawyers for 2012, the firm reports. Ms. Stern and Mr. Grand head Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s mass tort and consumer protection practice. According to Bernstein Liebhard LLP, the recognition as Super Lawyers places Ms. Stern and Mr. Grand among the top lawyers in New York, as only five percent of the State’s attorneys are chosen for this honor. Bernstein Liebhard LLP partners Stanley D. Bernstein, Jeffrey M. Haber, and U. Seth Ottensoser were also named to the 2012 Super Lawyers List.
Earlier this week, Bernstein Liebhard LLP announced it had been named to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List" for the tenth consecutive year. The National Law Journal compiled this year's list by selecting nineteen firms that are "at the cutting edge of plaintiffs' work – and are giving defense players a run for their money." Bernstein Liebhard LLP is one of only two that have been named to the “Plaintiffs Hot List” for 10 straight years, the firm reported.
This marks the second year in a row that Ms. Stern was named a New York Super Lawyer. This year, Ms. Stern was also listed as one of The Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, while Mr. Grand was named to the Rising Stars list, which includes less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in New York who are either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less.
Mr. Grand currently holds leadership positions in several mass tort litigations established for DePuy Pinnacle Hip lawsuits and transvaginal mesh lawsuits. These include In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2244”), currently underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Northern Texas, where he is serving as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. Mr. Grand is also a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees for four transvaginal mesh litigations currently pending in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, including In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”); In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“ MDL No. 2327”); In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326); and In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”). He was also appointed co-liaison counsel in In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation, No. 006341-10 (N.J. Super. Ct.), where he will assist in leading the transvaginal mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, and other defendants.
The selections for Super Lawyers are made by their research team, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, Minnesota. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
For more information about Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s mass tort and consumer protection practice, please visit the firm’s website, or call 1-877-779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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Felecia L. Stern, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP