Judge Approves MDL 3047 Leadership Team for Social Media Addiction Litigation

by | Jan 18, 2023

On November 10, 2022, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers approved the leadership team in the multidistrict litigation filed against social media giant Meta, parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and a number of other social media companies. Plaintiffs in several lawsuits have alleged that the social media platforms are addictive and exposure to them by underage users can result in psychological injuries resulting in eating disorders, anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.

Members of the leadership team include:

Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel

  • Lexi Hazam- Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
  • Previn Warren- Motley Rice LLP
  • Christopher Seeger – Seeger Weiss

Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel

  • Jennie Anderson – Andrus & Anderson LLP

Defendants’ Liaison Counsel

  • Ashley Simonsen – Covington & Burling LLP

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

  • Emily Jeffcott – Morgan & Morgan
  • Joseph Van Zandt – Beasley Allen
  • Jayne Conroy – Simmons Hanley Conroy
  • Andre Mura- Gibbs Law Group LLP
  • Matthew Bergman – Bergman Draper
  • Alexandra Walsh – Walsh Law
  • Michael Weinkowitz – Levin Sedran & Berman

Additional Members – Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

  • Ron Austin- Ron Austin Law
  • James Bilsborrow- Weitz & Luxenberg
  • Paige Boldt- Watts Guerra LLP
  • Carrie Goldberg- C.A. Goldberg PLLC
  • Sin-Ting Mary Liu- Aylstock, Witkin
  • Emmie Paulos- Levin Papantonio
  • Roland Tellis- Baron & Budd
  • Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmerman- DiCello Levitt
  • James Marsh- Marsh Law Firm
  • Hillary Nappi- Hach & Rose
  • Ruth Rizkalla- The Carlson Law Firm

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