Brad W. Seiling

Brad Seiling is a partner in the firm's Litigation Division and the cochair of the Class Action and Financial Services Litigation practice groups. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as class actions and representative lawsuits brought under California's Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code Sections 17200 et seq. ("UCL"). Mr. Seiling has significant bench, arbitration and jury trial experience that encompasses cases alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, theft from safe deposit boxes, violation of federal law governing wholesale mortgage lenders, breach of a credit card co-branding agreement, forged postal money orders, and wrongful termination. He has experience litigating certification issues, settling class actions, and defending settlements against objections filed by absent class members for clients in the banking, financial services, direct marketing, advertising, publishing and insurance industries.

Mr. Seiling handles a wide variety of litigation in the financial services industry representing banks, savings and loan associations, credit card companies, mortgage lenders and auto finance companies. These matters have involved claims alleging breaches of contractual and fiduciary duties, disputes over investment banking fees, lease disputes, breaches of loan guarantees, business disputes between financial institutions, actions to recover losses resulting from forged checks and postal money orders, and allegations of theft from safe deposit boxes. Many of these matters allege violations of state and federal laws, such as the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Unruh Act and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

Mr. Seiling's other areas of experience include insurance bad faith and coverage litigation (representing insurers and policyholders), commercial disputes in the insurance industry, and employment litigation (defending race and age discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract and whistle-blower cases).

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Areas of Practice 1) Advertising Litigation, 2) Advertising, 3) Marketing & Media, 4) Appellate, 5) Class Actions, 6) Consumer Financial Services, 7) Employment & Labor, 8) Financial Services Litigation, 9) Healthcare Litigation, 10) Litigation and 11) TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense
Law School UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1989)
Education Georgetown University (B.S.F.S.,1986)
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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