Keller Postman Partners Zina Bash, Seth Meyer, and Associates Brooke Clason Smith, Albert Pak Named 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers Winners

May 12, 2022

Firm Also Selected as Consumer Protection and Privacy/Data Breach Practice-Category Finalists

After a rigorous and competitive process, The National Law Journal has named Keller Postman Partner Zina Bash to the 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers’ Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar. Partner Seth Meyer and Associates Brooke Clason Smith and Albert Pak have been honored as 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers’ Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs’ Bar.

Keller Postman was also selected as a finalist in the Elite Trial Lawyers practice categories for Consumer Protection and Privacy/Data Breach.

Click here to see the full list of 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers winners and practice-category finalists.

Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar

This award celebrates women lawyers who have consistently excelled in high-stakes matters on behalf of plaintiffs over the course of their careers.

Zina’s featured accomplishments include her work to launch Keller Postman’s Public Institutions Practice. In the Practice’s first year, Zina has represented seven states in massive litigation against behemoth corporations. She represents the States of Texas, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Carolina, and South Dakota in their antitrust case against Google. And she represents Texas in a privacy suit against Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, in which the Attorney General is seeking hundreds of billions of dollars in penalties. She is also Interim Co-Lead Class Counsel in De Coster et al. v.

Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs’ Bar

This award honors a select group of young lawyers under age 40 who are up-and-comers in the plaintiffs’ bar demonstrating their litigation prowess.

Seth’s featured accomplishments include his contributions to help develop Keller Postman’s acclaimed mass-arbitration strategy in addition to skillfully steering thousands of claims to resolution. He has taken responsibility for the firm’s role in the national opioid litigation. And he leads the firm’s involvement in data-breach litigation, filing over 20 actions against entities who failed to safeguard their customers’ information.

Brooke’s featured accomplishments include her work in In re Google Digital Advertising Antitrust Litigation, one of the largest, most complex antitrust cases in the country. She has coordinated litigation strategy across the firm’s state clients and key stakeholders in the MDL, including writing pivotal briefs. Simultaneously, she has been an asset to the firm’s mass-arbitration practice, helping to successfully manage and litigate hundreds of thousands of arbitrations.

Albert’s featured accomplishments include his work to successfully lead innovative operational and legal strategy for hundreds of thousands of individual arbitration demands against Amazon. He managed a team litigating thousands of these arbitrations while simultaneously developing technology solutions and operational efficiencies for client management, and he streamlined arbitration preparation.

Elite Trial Lawyers Practice-Category Finalist

Keller Postman was also selected as a finalist in the Elite Trial Lawyers practice categories for Consumer Protection and Privacy/Data Breach for our work to systematize our mass-arbitration practice to an unprecedented magnitude, resolving claims for more than four times the number of individual clients in privacy- and consumer-rights-related arbitration disputes than we have in past years.

Elite Trial Lawyers honors firms that have demonstrated repeated success in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs and a solid track record of client wins. Firm practice-category winners will be announced on July 14, 2022 at the Elite Trial Lawyers Awards in New York.

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