Leah Kelman is a litigator concentrating her practice on complex commercial litigation, including class action defense, title insurance, and professional responsibility, ethics and risk management.
Leah’s class action and product liability experience in state and federal courts is substantial. She was a key member of the teams that successfully defended a major food manufacturer in class actions challenging health claims on product labels; defeated class certification consumer class action brought against a manufacturer of fruit snacks; successfully defended an international building materials company against product liability and consumer fraud claims arising from the alleged failure of a roofing system in the wake of Hurricane Sandy; secured the complete dismissal of a purported consumer class action alleging a multinational mobile device company had knowingly sold products with defective data processing capabilities; secured summary judgment dismissal of defect claims against a tire manufacturer; and defended a global construction materials company in multi-party litigation arising from a fire that destroyed a massive cold storage warehouse.
Leah also has substantial experience in title insurance litigation representing many of the major title insurance companies in New York and New Jersey in complex real estate claims on behalf of their insureds. She also has significant experience in real estate litigation in matters involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, economic torts including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference claims.
Leah advises the firm on a range of matters including ethics compliance, litigation, risk management and insurance issues. Leah is a member of the firm’s Risk Management Committee and serves on the firm’s Electronic Discovery Committee.