Attorneys Profiles

Jeffrey L. Chase

Position: Member

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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 following:
Caiazzo v. Volkswagen, 751 F.2d 241 (2nd Cir. 1981)

Rosario v. General Motors, 148 A.D.2d 108 (1st Dept. 1989)

Bennett v. Long Island Lighting Co., 262 A.D.2d 437 (2nd Dept. 1991)

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. 2001)

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, NYLJ, 4-19-1991

Chapter 5, Guide to Survey Research, A Practitioner’s Guide to Law, Science, Contributing Author, FJC Manual, Black Lee Editors, 1997

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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