Christopher A. Seeger

Christopher A. Seeger

Partner, Seeger Weiss LLP

Chris is a founding partner of Seeger Weiss and one of the nation’s leading attorneys in the areas of complex and mass tort actions. He has earned leadership appointments from state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in many noteworthy multi-district litigations, including pharmaceutical actions involving Vioxx, Zyprexa, Gadolinium, and DePuy ASR, among others. In 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania appointed Chris to lead the multi-district litigation against the National Football League arising out of concussion-related injuries sustained by thousands of former NFL players. In the face of significant legal challenges, he was able to negotiate an uncapped global settlement with an estimated value of over one billion dollars. In 2016, he was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the MDL concerning the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Chris served on the Settlement Committee and was one of the lead negotiators of a $14.7 billion settlement which includes a massive buyback program for consumers and billions of dollars for environmental remediation. He was also appointed Plaintiffs' Co-Lead Counsel for the Testosterone Replacement Therapy litigation in the Northern District of Illinois; as Co-Lead Counsel in the Proton Pump Inhibitor multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; to the Executive and Settlement Committees for the National Prescription Opiate litigation in the Northern District of Ohio; to the Plaintiffs’ Settlement Committee, serving as Lead Negotiator, for the Syngenta GMO Corn litigation, resulting in a $1.5 billion nationwide settlement. Recent appointments include: Co-Lead Counsel in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation, in the Northern District of Florida, where Chris represents thousands of U.S. military members who have suffered hearing loss and tinnitus; and Co-Lead Counsel in the Intel CPU Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability litigation in the District of Oregon. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute; a member of the Board of Advisors to the NYU School of Law, Center on Civil Justice; and serves on the Leadership Council to the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School.