James E. Cecchi

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James E. Cecchi, a Partner in the firm's Litigation Department, specializes in complex civil and chancery litigation in both federal and state courts including class action and multidistrict litigation.  Mr. Cecchi joined the firm in 1994 after serving in the United States Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey.  In that capacity, Mr. Cecchi participated in significant criminal prosecutions involving money laundering, narcotics smuggling and violations of federal firearms laws.  Prior to his entry to the Department Justice, from 1989-1991, Mr. Cecchi served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. 

Among Mr. Cecchi's successes are representative matters including: Marvin Simon, et. al v. KPMG LLP, et. al, a class action suit where Carella, Byrne, serving as co-counsel for the class achieved a settlement of $200,000,000; In re Vytorin/Zetia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, a multidistrict litigation where Carella, Byrne, serving as Co-Lead Counsel, achieved a settlement of $41,500,000; Sampang, et. al v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et. al, a class action where Carella, Byrne, serving as co-class counsel, achieved a settlement of $18,000,000; and  Milliron v. T-Mobile, a class action where Carella, Byrne, serving as co-class counsel, achieved a settlement of $12,500,000.  

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