Ruth A. Bahe-Jachna has more than 27 years of experience defending clients in class actions and product liability and consumer fraud litigation in state and federal courts, including numerous MDL proceedings. Her experience includes representation of telecommunications clients, including a major U.S. trade association representing wireless manufacturers and carriers, various wireless and landline service providers, and a tower siting company. She represented the trade association in multiple lawsuits spanning a 10-year period concerning health and safety issues related to wireless phone emissions. Ruth also counseled a major telecommunications provider with respect to potential class action exposure in connection with one of its acquisitions. She regularly counsels clients, including manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers, on a wide variety of product safety and risk management matters, including providing guidance on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reporting requirements, recall issues and appropriate recall processes, and drafting release and waiver forms, warning labels, and warranties. She also has represented clients in qui tam litigation involving retail sales and use tax issues in Internet sales, and in litigation alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Ruth studied in Japan from 1979 to 1982 and represents Japanese clients in various litigation and product liability matters. She has given presentations internationally on U.S. product liability law and class actions.
A member of the firm's National eDiscovery & eRetention Practice, Ruth has experience in large-scale litigation matters involving electronic discovery. She also has wide-ranging appellate experience. In addition to representing clients, Ruth has developed and oversees training for the firm’s National Litigation Practice, which includes at least six in-house litigation skills training programs annually for the firm’s attorneys, since 2002.