Jonathan Selbin is an equity partner in the New York office of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. He chairs the firm’s Economic Injury Product Defect Practice Group, and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Jonathan has argued successfully in the Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits, obtaining favorable opinions in McManus v. Fleetwood Enters., 320 F.3d 545 (5th Cir. 2003); In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liab. Litig., 678 F.3d 409 (6th Cir. 2012), vacated sub nom., Whirlpool Corp. v. Glazer, 133 S. Ct. 1722 (2013), reinstated
Glazer v. Whirlpool Corp. (In re Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Prods. Liab. Litig.), 722 F.3d 838 (6th Cir. 2013); and Omstead v. Dell, Inc., 594 F.3d 1081 (9th Cir. 2010). He also obtained a favorable opinion as appellate counsel in Butler v. Sears, 702 F.3d 359 (7th Cir. 2012), vacated, Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Butler, 133 S. Ct. 2768 (2013), reinstated, Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 727 F.3d 796 (7th Cir. 2013).
Jonathan currently serves as lead counsel in In re: Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Litig., MDL No. 2001 (N.D. Ohio); co-lead counsel in In re: Imprelis Herbicide Litig., MDL No. 2281 (E.D. Pa.); and interim co-lead counsel in In re: Capital One TCPA Litig., MDL No. 2416 (N.D. Ill.). He previously served as co-lead counsel in In re: Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Contract Litig., MDL No. 1914 (D.N.J), where he obtained certification of a nationwide consumer protection litigation class, and twice successfully defended it in the Third Circuit.
Both Whirlpool and Sears were in the Supreme Court this past Term. With Professor Samuel Issacharoff, Jonathan was a primary author of the certiorari opposition papers in each. Both cases are again in the Supreme Court, and again with Professor Issacharoff, Jonathan is a primary author of the certiorari opposition papers.
Together, cases in which Jonathan has played a lead role have resulted in court-approved class action settlements with a combined total recovery for class members exceeding $2 billion in cash, plus other relief, such as extended and enhanced warranties.
Jonathan is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He clerked for Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California from 1993-1995 prior to joining Lieff Cabraser.