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									Jeffrey Singer | Shareholder
Commercial
Products Liability
Professional Liability

Tel: 312.645.7807
Fax: 312.645.7711
jsinger@smsm.com
Chicago, IL

SIGNIFICANT RECENT ENGAGEMENTS


    Co-Chairman, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney (2005 to date)


    Successfully obtained bar of class certification in federal trademark case involving Internet commerce.


    March 2005: Obtained $90 million jury verdict in federal court (N.D.Ill.) on behalf of plaintiff JamSports and
    Entertainment in complex case involving tortious interference with contract and antitrust issues.


    Recipient, "Top Ten Verdicts in the United States," Lawyers Weekly (2006)


    Rashidi Wheeler, Deceased v. Northwestern University, et al. (Ephedra), Trial Counsel



    National Counsel: Pain Pump Litigation


    National Counsel: Human Cadaver Tissue Litigation


    National Counsel: Latex Glove Allergy Litigation


    National Counsel: Intra-Uterine Pressure Catheter Litigation


    National Counsel: Certain Asbestos Litigation (friction products)


    National Counsel: Diesel Fuel Litigation
    Argued 20 cases to Appellate Court of Illinois during tenure as Assistant States Attorney of Cook County.

EDUCATION

Drake University, B.A., 1972
Drake University School of Law, J.D., 1975




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BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

Member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Sustaining Member, Product Liability Advisory Council
American Bar Association
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Defense Research Institute
Japan-American Society of Chicago
Mealey Publications Pharmaceutical Defense Advisory Council, 2006
Omicron Delta Kappa National Service Fraternity
Recording Academy of America

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

Author

    "Federal Agency Records: Restricting Their Discovery and Use in Product Liability Litigation," DRI’s Strictly
    Speaking Newsletter (January 2006).
    "Parties to Product Liability Cases," Handbook of Product Liability Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal
    Education (2003).
    "Declaratory Relief," Illinois Civil Practice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2003).
    "Recent Developments in Products, General Liability and Consumer Law," 35 Tort & Ins. L. J. 553 (Winter 2000).
    "Parties to Product Liability Cases," Handbook of Product Liability Practice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal
    Education (1999).
    "Defeating the Plaintiffs Automotive Products Case," Daubert Revisited, Defense Research Institute (1998).
    "Declaratory Relief," Illinois Civil Practice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (1997).
    "Parties to Product Liability Cases," Handbook of Product Liability Practice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal
    Education (1996).
    "Preemption of State Law Product Liability Claims by Medical Device Amendments of 1976," Product Safety and
    Liability Reporter, Volume 23, Number 38 (September 29, 1995).
    "Attacking Accident Reconstruction Testimony," For the Defense, Volume 34, Number 4 (April 1992).

Co-Author

    "FOIA Disclosures: Restricting Their Discovery and Use by Opposing Counsel," Segal McCambridge Singer &
    Mahoney’s Toxic Tort Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1 (Spring 2005).

Speaker (Last 10 Years)

    Pharmaceutical Litigation Crash Course, HB Litigation Conferences (October 28, 2009).
    American Conference Institute’s Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Conference, Chicago, IL,
    "Jury Communication and Advocacy: Using Themes, Telling a Detailed Story, and Overcoming Sympathy for
    Plaintiffs and Bias Against Manufacturers" (October 29, 2008).
    Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) 2007 Fall Conference, Tucson, AZ, "The Disgruntled, Hostile, or
    Discredited Employee" (October 17-19, 2007).
    Defense Research Institute’s Strictly Automotive Seminar, San Diego, CA, "Patience, Persistence and a Personal
    TouchA Practical Approach to Settling Product Liability Cases" (September 6-7, 2007).
    Mealey’s Defense Strategies in Pharmaceutical Litigation Conference, Dana Point, CA, panelist, "Responding
    Effectively to an Industry Under Attack," and "Defusing Punitive Damages at Trial" (January 26-27, 2006).




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    2005 Billboard Roadwork Touring Conference & Awards, New York, NY, panelist, "I Fought The Law" (October
    25-26, 2005).
    Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference, Rosemont, IL, "Medical Device OEM and
    Supplier Contracts--A Study of the Legal Relationship" (June 21-22, 2005).
    Product Liability Advisory Council, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, "FOIA, Attorney - Client Privilege waiver in the
    European Community and Other Issues" (April 22, 2004).
    Mealey’s Innovative Defense Strategies in Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (March
    22, 2004).
    Product Liability Advisory Council, Orlando, FL, "Applying the Lessons of the Past to the Litigation of the Future"
    (November 6, 2003).
    Mealey’s Emerging Drugs and Medical Devices Seminar, Naples, FL (December 19, 2002).
    Defense Research Institute, Cross-examination/Trial Techniques, Products Liability Conference (January 19,
    2000).
    Product Liability Advisory Council, Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Defense of Catastrophic
    Injury Damages Cases" (November 4, 1999).
    Andrews Publications Pharmaceutical Litigation 1999, Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, "A New
    Development in Latex Allergy" (September 27, 1999).
    Glove Shippers Association Annual Meeting (April 1999).
    American Bar Association, Toxic Torts Seminar (April 1999).
    Defense Research Institute, Products Liability Seminar (February 1999).
    MEDMARC Loss Prevention Seminar (February 1999).

Published Appellate Opinions

Heiden v. DNA Diagnostics Center, Inc., (2d Dist. 2009)

OTHER HONORS

Who’s Who in North America (2009/2010)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business (2007)
Recognized as an Illinois SUPER LAWYER (representing the top 5% of all attorneys in the State of Illinois),
nominated and selected by peers in the legal community (2005 to date)
Recognized in Lawyers Weekly regarding Top Ten Trial Verdicts (2005)
Recognized by National Law Journal regarding Top 100 Jury Trial Verdicts (2005)
Recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2005 to date)
MEDMARC "Defense Attorney of the Year" (1994)
Who’s Who in American Law (1991-present)
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
Former National Counsel regarding diet drug litigation, latex allergy, IUPC litigation and CVS litigation.
Frequent lecturer at seminars sponsored by Defense Research Institute (DRI), MEDMARC, Product Liability Advisory
Council (PLAC), and Mealey’s Publications.
Frequent speaker at local and national attorney seminars and association meetings regarding the defense of product
liability lawsuits, cost effective methods of defending catastrophic injury cases, techniques to prevent product liability
claims, product safety warnings and effective measures representing client companies in complex jury trials.




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