Jeffrey D. Lerner
Jeffrey D. Lerner received his bachelor’s degree in 1998 from Franklin & Marshall College (B.A., History) and received his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law in 2003, where he was a member of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Lerner is the author of “Encouraging Litigation at the Expense of Our Children: The Inapplicability of Buckhannon Board & Care Home, Inc. v. West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act,” published in the Summer 2003 Volume of the Temple Law Review. 76 Temp. L. Rev. 381 (2003).
Mr. Lerner is currently representing counties and cities in several states, including Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Oklahoma, in state-wide class actions alleging violations of state law arising from the failure of defendants – an electronic mortgage registration system and its members – to record mortgage assignments in county and municipal recorders’ offices, and pay county recording fees. Mr. Lerner is also representing investors in the securities fraud class actions In re Fannie Mae Securities Litigation, No. 04-CV-1639 (D.D.C.) and In re Xerox Securities Litigation, No. 99-CV-2374 (D. Conn.).
Mr. Lerner has been involved in several securities fraud class actions that were successfully prosecuted on behalf of aggrieved investors, such as In re Beacon Associates Litigation, No. 09-CV-0777 (LBS) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y.) (preliminary approval granted to a settlement of $219 million, which resolves claims in the In re Beacon Associates Litigation, No. 09-CIV-0777 (LBS) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y.) and In re J.P. Jeanneret Associates Inc., No. 09-CIV-3907 (CM) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y.) class actions, as well as several additional lawsuits in federal and New York State courts against the Settling Defendants, including suits brought by the United States Department of Labor and the New York Attorney General); In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-CV-11117 (S.D.N.Y.) (settlement in excess of $100 million); In re Bellsouth Corp. Securities Litigation, No. 02-CV-2142 (N.D. Ga.) ($35 million); In re TASER International Securities Litigation, No. C05-0115 (D. Ariz.) ($20 million); and In re NTL, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 02-CV-3013 (S.D.N.Y.) ($9 million).
Mr. Lerner is admitted to the Bars of the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.