NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey S. Grand, a national leader in the pharmaceutical mass tort litigation bar, has re-joined Seeger Weiss LLP as a partner in its New York office, effective May 1. Mr. Grand, who currently serves at the forefront of the plaintiffs' national litigation efforts in the state and federal multidistrict litigations involving transvaginal mesh products, returns to Seeger Weiss, where he served with distinction from 2004 to 2011, the last three years as a partner of the firm.
"I'm delighted to reunite with my Seeger Weiss peers and to restore a relationship that was not only thrilling to build and experience as a young lawyer, but also brought out the best in me as a practitioner and professional. During my absence from the firm, I was fortunately able to leverage and grow the reputation that I had begun to develop while at Seeger Weiss, but I could never escape the feeling that I had left something very special behind."
While at Seeger Weiss, Mr. Grand was a central member of the firm's trial team that obtained a $47.5 million verdict for its client injured by Merck & Co.'s prescription painkiller Vioxx, which led to a $4.85 billion global resolution by Merck. Following that pivotal verdict, Mr. Grand teamed with partner Christopher A. Seeger, who as lead trial counsel helped secure multiple trial verdicts in Louisiana federal court in the In Re Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation. The verdicts set the stage for a global settlement valued at approximately $1 billion against distributor defendant Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin in 2010.
"Jeff is a consummate professional, who has emerged as a seasoned leader of the mass tort bar," said Mr. Seeger. "I'm thrilled for our clients and our firm that Jeff has returned to his Seeger Weiss home."
Mr. Grand is a 2002 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was selected as a member of the distinguished Order of the Coif, and where he served as Executive Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. He will immediately build on Seeger Weiss' market-leading mass tort and commercial trial practices, which has achieved numerous recent milestone results in a variety of legal settings, including the pending uncapped nationwide settlement in the NFL Concussion litigation, a $54 million jury verdict in a consumer class action against the Money Store in 2014, and the representation of the relator in the first case ever settled under the 2010 tax whistleblower amendments to the New York False Claims Act, which resulted in a landmark settlement in 2013 by the Attorney General for the State of New York.
For more information on Jeffrey S. Grand or Seeger Weiss LLP, please visit www.seegerweiss.com or call Chris Seeger at 888-584-0411.
SOURCE Seeger Weiss LLP