Heffler Claims Group Partners with Jeanne Finegan to form HF Media LLC

Sep 17, 2013, 09:16 ET from HF Media LLC

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffler Claims Group ("Heffler"), a leading firm in class action claims administration and mass tort claims management, is proud to announce their recent partnership with Jeanne Finegan, APR to form HF Media LLC.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/SF78647LOGO-a)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/SF78647LOGO-b)

Jeanne Finegan, APR will serve as President of HF Media LLC.  Ms. Finegan has more than 25 years of communications and advertising experience and is a nationally recognized expert in class action notice programs.  Ms. Finegan was an early pioneer of plain language in notice and continues to set the standard for modern outreach as the first notice expert to integrate social and mobile media into court approved legal notice programs.

Ms. Finegan and the HF Media team, including Carole Berke, Media Director and Julie Meichsner, Creative Manager/Media Planner, are among the top most experienced legal notice teams in the Country.  During her tenure, Ms. Finegan has planned and implemented hundreds of high-profile, complex legal notice communication programs for a wide range of class actions and consumer matters that include product liability, construction defect, antitrust, medical/pharmaceutical, human rights, civil rights, telecommunication, media, environment, securities, banking, insurance, mass tort, restructuring, and product recall. She is a recognized notice expert in both the United States and in Canada, with extensive international notice experience.

"Jeanne is truly the leading media expert in the class action industry and is consistently at the forefront of improving legal notice as demonstrated by her pioneering efforts in plain language notice and online, social and mobile media," said Heffler Partner Elizabeth Graham King, Esq.  "We are thrilled to launch our new media company, HF Media LLC, and are confident that under Jeanne's direction, our clients will receive a level of distinction in their notice media programs that won't disappoint."

Ms. Finegan has lectured, published and has been cited extensively on various aspects of legal noticing, product recall and crisis communications. She has served the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as an expert to determine ways in which the Commission can increase the effectiveness of its product recall campaigns.  Ms. Finegan has also provided expert testimony before Congress on issues of notice, and expert testimony in both state and federal courts regarding notification campaigns and has conducted numerous media audits of proposed notice programs to assess the adequacy of those programs under Fed R. Civ. P. 23(c)(2) and similar state class action statutes.

About Heffler Claims Group and HF Media LLC

Heffler Claims Group ("Heffler") is the pioneer in class action claims administration and mass tort claims management, providing administration services in many areas including antitrust, consumer, mass tort, securities, employment and government enforcement matters. With a dedicated team of professionals and state-of-the-art platforms, Heffler offers services for all phases of the settlement process, including planning and implementing a Notification program, designing custom databases and websites, providing all manner of call services through our enterprise call center, administering the claims process, and handling the distribution stages and escrow agent and tax services for cases. HF Media LLC, our in-house media company, is comprised of a nationally recognized team with more than 50 years of combined media and communication experience, spanning hundreds of court approved legal notice programs. HF Media uses the top research, measurement and evaluation currency in the advertising industry, providing industry-accepted and legally defensible methods for research, demographics, targeting, and overall measurement. Heffler is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and has additional locations in Mount Laurel, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Lake Oswego, OR and Edmond, OK.