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Eric Lechtzin

Eric Lechtzin

Practice areas:

Class Action, Securities & Investment Fraud, Consumer Protection

About Me

I have a national practice representing investors in federal securities fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits.  In cases where my firm has been appointed as lead counsel, I have been instrumental in helping recover more than $200 million for investors.


 


I also have a nation wide consumer fraud class action practice. Recently, I successfully settled a class action against a national health club chain concerning its cancellation polices and practices.  I am also engaged in several class actions related to the foreclosure crisis.  These cases concern issues such as mortgage modifications under the federal government's HAMP program, illegal loan modification agreements, and failure to record loan satisfaction documents. I am also actively involved in numerous product defect cases, including automotive defects, defective building materials, and other defective consumer products.


 


During the first ten years of my career, I practiced with two large Philadelphia firms, where  I worked on a wide variety of employment and commercial matters, including successfully arguing an appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in SEPTA v. W.C.A.B. (Henderson), 669 A.2d 911 (Pa. 1995), which changed workers’ compensation standard for determining voluntary retirement from workforce. 


 


Admitted To Practice:


 


States:


California


New Jersey


Pennsylvania 


 


Federal Courts:


United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


United States District Court for the Central District of California


United States District Court for the Northern District of California


United States District Court for the Southern District of California


United States District Court for the District of Colorado


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Class Action: 45%
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 35%
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-30%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Berger & Montague, P.C.

1622 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Eric Lechtzin

507 Polk Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Eric Lechtzin

482 W. MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA, 94609

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200705/20/2015
NJActive199205/29/2015
PAActive199108/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contriutor AwardAvvo2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Contriutor AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
BV® Distinguished 4.4 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
BV® Distinguished 4.4 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Dean's ListTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law1990
Dean's ListTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law1989
Phi Beta KappaTemple University1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBerger & Montague, P.C.2008 - Present
Associate AttorneySchiffrin & Barroway2004 - 2008
AssociateGrant & Eisenhofer2003 - 2004
Of CounselRawle & Henderson2000 - 2003
AssociateMontgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP1994 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bucks County Road RunnersMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2007 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCommission on Judicial Selection & Retention2002 - 2004

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Wireless Facilities, Inc. Sec. Litig., Civil No. 04-cv-1589 (S.D. Cal. May 7, 2007)$12 million settlement after defeating defendants' motion to dismiss
In re Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. Sec. Litig., 2005 WL 3178162 (D. Mass. 2005)$50 million settlement
In re Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. Litigation, 09-CV-5262-PD (E.D. Pa.)$3.6 million settlement achieved after defeating defendants' motion to dismiss Rule 10b-5 claims.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Portfolio Media (Law360)Kia Accused Of Selling Cars With Shatter-Prone Sunroofs2015
Orange House MediaLawsuit Magnet Ocwen Hit With Yet Another Class Action2014
Torque NewsSecond Oil Consumption Lawsuit Suddenly Filed Against Subaru2014
Courier-Post2nd lawsuit filed against Subaru2014
New York PostOcwen forced homeowners to stay quiet: reports2014
HOUSINGWIREOcwen’s Bad Day Just Got Worse2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)Ocwen Unit Hit With Class Action Over Late Mortgage Docs2014
The Legal IntelligencerPeople in the News - August 1, 20142014
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Section Annual Conference April 26, 2013A Survey of Foreclosure-Related Class Actions2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Disputed $42M NFL Publicity Rights Settlement Gets Approval2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Ex-NFLers Seek OK Of Contested $42M Publicity Rights Deal2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)More Ex-NFL Players Object To $42M Publicity Rights Deal2013
The Madison-St. Clair Record: Metro East's Legal JournalH&R Block asks federal judge to compel arbitration, stay case over delayed refunds2013
The Madison-St. Clair Record: Metro East's Legal JournalHerndon stays motion for class certification in suit over delayed tax returns2013
The Madison-St. Clair Record: Metro East's Legal JournalClass action suit filed against H&R Block over tax return delays2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Ex-Morgan Stanley Unit Can't Duck Mortgage Modification Suit2013
Bloomberg NewsEx-Players Oppose NFL Properties’ Image Rights Settlement2013
Southeast Texas Legal JournalClass action filed against fitness club for charging dues after memberships cancelled2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)$3.6M Hemispherx Securities Settlement Gets Final OK2011
Portfolio Media (Law360)Beckman Reaches $5.5M Settlement In Shareholder Suit2011
S&B BulletinUNIQUE DEFENSES CANNOT PREVENT CLASS CERTIFICATION2006
S&B BulletinCOURT SUSTAINS CLAIMS AGAINST NYSE SPECIALISTS LABRANCHE AND VAN DER MOOLEN2006
S&B BulletinCourt Upholds 10B-5 Claims Against Parmalat’s Auditors and Bankers2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Temple University - College of Arts & SciencesPolitics, Philosophy, and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NLADA Litigation Directors ConferenceTrends in Foreclosure-Related Class Actions2014
How to Draft an Amended Consolidated Class Action ComplaintFederal Securities Fraud Class Action2006