|California - CA||16 years|
|New Jersey - NJ||31 years|
|Pennsylvania - PA||31 years|
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ERIC LECHTZIN is a founding Partner of the national class action law firm EDELSON LECHTZIN LLP (), in suburban Philadelphia. Mr. Lechtzin's practice includes ERISA retirement plan class actions, wage & overtime class actions, consumer protection class actions, and securities fraud litigation.
Mr. Lechtzin is the Pennsylvania State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA). He has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Pennsylvania for Class and Mass Tort Litigation every year since 2017 and he is "AV Preeminent Rated" by Martindale Hubble. Mr. Lechtzin received his J.D. from the Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law in 1991.
In the area of ERISA class actions, Mr. Lechtzin co-authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander, 140 S. Ct. 592 (2020) (argued successfully that the Court should not alter the standard to plead claims against fiduciaries of an employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), alleging that fiduciaries should have made earlier public disclosures of adverse insider information). Mr. Lechtzin’s successful ERISA cases include Daugherty v. Univ. of Chicago, 2018 WL 1805646 (N.D. Ill. 2018) ($6.5 million settlement of ERISA claims alleging breach of fiduciary duties by incurring excessive expenses and retaining underperforming funds). Mr. Lechtzin's recent successes in ERISA litigation include defeating a motion to dismiss in Crawford v. CDI Corporation, No. 2:20-cv-03317-CFK (E.D. Pa. Nov. 5, 2020) ($1.8 million settlement of ERISA claims alleging breach of fiduciary duties).
Mr. Lechtzin’s successful representations of unpaid wages and overtime cases include Arrington v. Optimum Healthcare IT, 2018 WL 5631625 (E.D. Pa. 2018) (member of team that obtained $4.9 million settlement of class action alleging failure to pay overtime to IT consultants)
In the area of securities fraud, Mr. Lechtzin was a member of the litigation team in In re: Oppenheimer Rochester Funds Group Securities Litig., No. 09-md- 02063-JLK (D. Col.), which settled for $89.5 million. Among his successful representations in the area of consumer fraud is Silver v. Fitness Intern., LLC, 2013 WL 5429293 (E.D. Pa.), a class action against a national health club chain that resulted in substantial changes of its cancellation polices.
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