Elizabeth A. Fegan

“I have found working with you on this case one of the more interesting, challenging and, at some level, uplifting things that I have been able to do...” – Hon. Wayne Andersen (Ret.) at final approval of a nationwide sexual harassment settlement on behalf of 16,000 women
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Current Role

  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Leads Hagens Berman’s Chicago office
  • Practice focuses on complex commercial class-action cases in the areas of antitrust, consumer protection and product liability

Recent Success

  • American Equity Senior Annuities Fraud ($129 million settlement)
  • Midland Senior Annuities Fraud ($79.5 million settlement)
  • Baby Products Antitrust Settlement ($35 million settlement)
  • Pre-Filled Propane Tank Marketing And Sales Practices ($35 million settlement);
  • Bayer Combination Aspirin Consumer Fraud ($15 million settlement);
  • Aurora Dairy Organic Milk Consumer Fraud ($7.5 million settlement);
  • “Thomas the Tank Engine” Toys Lead Paint Products Liability ($30 million settlement of federal and state cases)

Experience

  • Partner, The Wexler Firm
  • Associate, Shefsky & Froelich Ltd.
    • Appointed Special Assistant Corporation Counsel on behalf of the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the Public Building Commission of Chicago
    • Appointed to the Special Master teams in In re Waste Mgmt. Sec. Litig. (N.D. Ill.) and Wolens et al. v. American Airlines (Cir. Ct. Cook County, Ill.)
  • Legal Writing Instructor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2016-18)
  • Woman of Influence 2017, Best Lawyers, Business Edition (Spring 2017)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (2014-15)
  • Time, Treasure & Talent Award, St. Giles CCW (2014)
  • AAJ, Civil Rights Section, Outstanding Section Newsletter of the Year (2006)

 

Notable Cases

Publications

  • At Sidebar column: “From Litigator to Trial Lawyer,” The Federal Lawyer (March 2018)
  • “You Have Class! How to Identify Potential Class Actions in Your Everyday Practice,” Keynote Speaker, West Suburban Bar Association (Sept. 2016)
  • At Sidebar column: “FBA Convention and Ohio Spotlight,” The Federal Lawyer (August 2016) 
  • "An Opportunity Or Landmine: Promoting Gender Diversity From The Bench," The Federal Lawyer (May 2016)
  • "Post-Certification Strategies," Class Action Litigation in America – A National Symposium, American Bar Association (March 2016)
  • Articles Editor (2016-17), Proof Editor (2015-16), Editorial Board Committee, Federal Bar Association (appt. 2015-18)
  • Co-Chair, HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Herbal Supplements Litigation (2015)
  • "Being ‘Media-Relevant’-What It Means and Why It Matters" - Class Action Litigation Conference, Presenter, Perrin Conferences (2015)
  • "Recent Trends in Ascertainability" - National Consumer Class Action Conference, Presenter, Bridgeport Continuing Education (2014)
  • Contributing Editor, 2013 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA 2014)
  • Consumer Litigation Roundtable (including Chicago Federal Court judges, plaintiffs' lawyers and defense lawyers) (2013)
  • "What's wrong with owning your power?" - 2012 AAJ Convention: Women's Trial Lawyers Caucus Summit, Presenter, American Association For Justice (2012)
  • "Motions to Dismiss Under Rule 12(b)(6): Updating Your Playbook After the Twombly and Iqbal Cases," Presenter, Law Seminars International (2011)
  • Contributing Editor, 2007 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA 2008)
  • Newsletter Editor, Civil Rights Section of the American Trial Lawyers Association (n/k/a American Association for Justice) (2005-06)
  • “Home Rule Hits the Road in Illinois: American Telephone & Telegraph Company v. Village of Arlington Heights,” Loyola Law Journal (1995)

Personal Insight

  • Beth is still “leaning in” with five kids while training for her tenth marathon.
  • Once interviewed Barry Sanders in the Detroit Lions locker room while working as a sports stringer at the Lansing State Journal.