The First Circuit recently vacated and remanded a district court’s approval of a proposed class action settlement “because the absence of separate settlement counsel for distinct groups of class members makes it too difficult to determine whether the settlement treated class members equitably.” Murray v. Grocery Deliver E-Servs. USA Inc., — F.4th —, 2022
Stephen Rees is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office and member of the Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. He has handled litigation matters involving a range of issues, including antitrust, product liability, ERISA, insurance, breach of contract, and tort claims.
Stephen has experience in all stages of litigation, including:
- dispositive motions;
- fact and expert discovery;
- class certification;
- summary judgment;
- mediation; and
Stephen has first-chaired fact witness depositions and has drafted dispositive motions in both federal and state court for clients. In addition, he maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on immigration-related impact litigation and criminal law matters.
Stephen is a member of the Bar of Illinois. District of Columbia bar application pending; supervised by principals of the firm.