Jeffrey M. Gottlieb, Esq.
Mr. Gottlieb graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany in 1970 with a B.S. degree in Public Accounting and he then went on to Albany Law School of Union University where he graduated with a J.D. degree cum laude in 1973. At Albany Law School, he was a member of the Justinian Honorary Society and a member of the Board of Editors of the Albany Law Review, where he also published an article. He was also awarded the Trustees’ scholarship at Albany Law School. Subsequent to graduation, he became an adjunct professor of law and maintained that position until 1978. Simultaneously, he was an associate attorney at Kohn, Bookstein & Karp, Esqs., Albany, New York. Mr. Gottlieb left Albany to pursue an LL.M. degree from NYU School of Law which he obtained in 1979 with a concentration in Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Regulation. In the subsequent year, Mr. Gottlieb was an associate at Sargoy, Stein and Hanft which was special counsel to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and he represented most of the major U.S. film distributors in the areas of copyright infringement, film piracy and motion picture theatrical distribution rights.
In 1980, Mr. Gottlieb started his own private practice of law and, in 1998, co-founded the class action firm of Berger & Gottlieb Attorneys where he remains a partner. He is also the founding partner of the law firm of Gottlieb & Associates. Mr. Gottlieb was admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York as well as the Federal Courts in 1974. He is also admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), United States Tax Court, United States Court of Claims and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). Mr. Gottlieb has been counsel in over 300 class and/or collective action cases in Federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. Mr. Gottlieb is co-counsel in several FCRA class actions against nationally recognized defendents pending in various federal courts around the country. In the consumer field, these actions involve major automobile manufacturers and retailers, cable providers, telephone carriers, the City of New York, nationwide moving companies and toy manufacturers. The genesis of these actions include: unfair and deceptive acts and practices, breach of contract, products liability, tort and related claims. With respect to employment class/collective actions, the defendants are in many diverse industries.