LOS ANGELES – March 30, 2017 – The Century City Bar Association (CCBA) has selected Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Robert Freund as its 2017 President, and Robert J. Herrington, Co-Chair of the global law firm’s Products Liability and Mass Torts Practice, as the 2017 Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Freund will be installed and Herrington honored at the Association’s 49th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, Century City on March 30, 2017. Both attorneys sit in Greenberg Traurig’s Century City office.
The CCBA notes that its mission is to provide top-quality legal education; enhance and promote the sense of community among Century City lawyers; honor Century City lawyers who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments; and to provide leadership opportunities to lawyers who participate in the CCBA.
Freund represents companies in complex commercial litigation, including class actions involving consumer products and services and claims alleging false advertising and unfair competition. He also represents clients in the real estate, entertainment, and financial services industries. Freund has obtained favorable results in both federal and state courts and in all phases of litigation, from the pleadings stage through trial. Freund has served on the Board of Governors of the CCBA since 2013 and as President-Elect since March 2016.
Herrington serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Products Liability & Mass Torts Practice. A first-chair trial litigator, he has broad experience defending major corporations in class actions and product liability law suits. This includes in the areas of false advertising, unfair competition, product defect, and privacy. Committed to raising awareness of class action litigation risk, Herrington is the author of the best-selling book, Verdict for the Defense (Sutton Hart Press 2011), and a co-author of The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy (ABA Publishing 2013). Herrington was previously on Law360's list of "Top Attorneys Under 40" for Class Actions and is ranked for his work in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Consumer Products by The Legal 500. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section’s Appellate Practice Committee, as well as its Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee and serves as Co-Editor of the associated newsletter.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Class Action Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s class action attorneys are at the forefront of class litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, at both the trial and appellate levels. The group’s experience includes serving as national coordinating counsel for some of the world’s largest companies in defending class actions in approximately 15 jurisdictions. The firm’s Class Action Litigation Practice brings together more than 70 trial lawyers from across the country with class action experience spanning a wide variety of substantive areas and industries.
About Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice comprises more than 600 litigators across a global platform. The exceptionally broad practice serves both domestic and international clients in the following areas: antitrust and competition, appellate, commercial litigation, class actions, construction, eDiscovery and eRetention, environmental, FCPA and global anti-corruption, fiduciary litigation, financial services, IP litigation, international dispute resolution, labor and employment, media and entertainment, products liability including pharmaceutical and medical device and health care litigation, real estate litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, technology, trial practice, and white collar criminal defense.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law