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Class action litigation is a major focus at Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office, with half the roughly 75 attorneys being litigators, many of whom specialize in class action defense. In that capacity, the lawyers are called upon to defend numerous significant class actions in New Jersey and throughout the country.

The firm’s strength in class actions was demonstrated in a string of victories in cases in New Jersey and elsewhere in 2015. Philip Sellinger, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office—who served as founding chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Class Action Committee— was lead counsel on several of those cases. 

In June 2015, the firm prevailed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of Verizon Wireless in a case seeking more than $10 billion in damages, in In Touch Concepts d/b/a Zcom v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless. The case arose after Verizon Wireless sought to terminate its agreement with ZCom, a sales agent with locations throughout the Northeast and Texas. After several years of litigation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the case, and the Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision in its entirety.

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