Felecia SternFelecia L. Stern graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1992, where she served as a comments editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1989 from Cornell University. Following law school, Ms. Stern served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Altimari of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was recognized as a leading lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine in the 2011 edition of New York Super Lawyers and was recommended in The Legal 500 in 2012.

After a decade of practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, representing defendant corporations in complex litigations and investigations, Ms. Stern joined the plaintiffs’ bar and for the past nine years has focused exclusively on representing injured plaintiffs.

Ms. Stern is one of three partners heading the Firm’s mass tort practice and concentrates her practice in the areas of mass torts and consumer protection.  Leveraging her experience in complex and class action litigation along with her experience in medical device litigation, Ms. Stern is working on a wide array of pharmaceutical and consumer injury cases.  Currently, she is litigating cases involving defective DePuy ASR hip replacement devices, as well as cases concerning injuries stemming from the usage of the popular osteoporosis medication Fosamax and the implantation of transvaginal mesh.

Since joining the Firm in 2002, Ms. Stern’s many achievements include securing hundreds of millions of dollars for injured investors and forcing a multinational pharmaceutical company to re-label a popular at-home medical testing device to accurately reflect the product’s limitations.   Most recently, as one of the Firm’s partners in charge of the day-to-day management of In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 04-CV-8144 (CM) (S.D.N.Y.), Ms. Stern was instrumental in securing a $400 million settlement fund on behalf of the class.  Other successful securities actions Ms. Stern has handled include In re Deutsche Telekom A.G. Securities Litigation, No. 00-CV-9475 (S.D.N.Y.) ($120 million settlement fund for investors) and In re Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Securities Litigation, No. M21-83 (S.D.N.Y.) ($6.05 million settlement fund).

Ms. Stern also has significant appellate experience and is a member of the Firm’s appellate practice team.  She has played a key role in drafting numerous noteworthy appeals, including In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, No. 21 MC 92 (S.D.N.Y.), one of the largest securities class actions in history, which recently settled for $586 million.

Ms. Stern is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  She resides in New Rochelle, New York with her husband and four children.

Published November 17, 2011 by