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Jeffrey L. Chase specializes in complex civil
litigation including class actions, products liability, personal
injury defense, mass tort and commercial litigation. He has
tried cases involving a variety of product liability claims on
behalf of major corporate defendants and has served as lead
counsel in class action and mass tort cases. He has also served
as regional counsel for product liability defendants. . He is
currently lead counsel for Subaru in In re Takata Airbag
Products Liability Litigation (S.D. Fla.) relating to
allegedly defective Takata airbags. He also represents companies
in the multi-district litigation, In re Volkswagen “Clean
Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability
Litigation (N.D. Cal.) and in related state court actions
involving emissions issues.
Mr. Chase has lectured and authored on evidentiary and
procedural issues, litigation strategy, defense of class actions
and scientific evidence. He was Chairman of the Products
Liability Committee for the New York County Lawyers Association
and is a Sustaining Member of the Products Liability Advisory
Council. He was also a member of the ABA’s Task Force on
Conflicts of Law. He is a graduate of Brown University and
Brooklyn Law School, cum laude. He served as an Editor of the
Brooklyn Law Review.
He has received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell,
and was also selected as a New York Super Lawyer from 2007-2017.
Representative cases handled by him include the
Caiazzo v. Volkswagen, 751 F.2d 241 (2nd Cir. 1981)
Rosario v. General Motors, 148 A.D.2d 108 (1st Dept.
Bennett v. Long Island Lighting Co., 262 A.D.2d 437 (2nd
Mayorga v. Reed Prentice Packaging Mach. Co., 238 A.D.2d
483 (2nd Dept. 1997)
Polyak v. GM, 167 A.D. 2d 235 (1st Dept. 1990)
Choiniere v. AMC, 133 A.D.2d 232 (2d Dept. 1987)
Mannix v. Chrysler Corp., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4641 (E.D.N.Y.
Kenneth M. Mollins, on behalf of himself and other
entities and individuals similarly situated, Plaintiffs, against
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan North America, Inc., and
Smithtown Infiniti Inc., d/b/a Competition Infiniti, Defendants,
14 Misc. 3d 1226A (2007)
Shatriya v. Gilden, 16 Misc. 3d 1137A (2007) (J. Gische)
White v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., 2013 U.S.
Dist. LEXIS 25238 (W.D. Ark., February 25, 2013)
Speier-Roche v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., 2014
U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59991 (S.D. Fla., April 30, 2014)
His published works include:
Rule 12 Motions, Federal Litigation Guide, Co-Author, Chapter 3,
Matthew Bender, 1988
Seat-Belt Defense in Crashworthiness Cases, Outside Counsel,
Chapter 5, Guide to Survey Research, A Practitioner’s Guide to
Law, Science, Contributing Author, FJC Manual, Black Lee
Opinions and Expert Testimony, section of N.Y.S. Bar Association
Coursebook, Basics of Civil Practice – The Trial, November 2007
He was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 1975
and in the State of New Jersey in 1977. He was also admitted to
practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New
York, in 1975; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New
York, in 1975; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, in
1977; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, in 1986; U.S. Court of
Appeals, 3rd Circuit, in 2010; U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st
Circuit, in 2011; and U.S. Supreme Court, 2014.
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