Brad W. Seiling

Co-Chair, Financial Services Litigation Practice Group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Brad W. Seiling

Brad W. Seiling

Co-Chair, Financial Services Litigation Practice Group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

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Brad Seiling represents clients in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Working primarily for clients in financial services, direct marketing, advertising, consumer products and healthcare, Brad litigates class action lawsuits brought under state and federal consumer protection statutes, including California's Unfair Competition Law.

Trying cases before judges, arbitrators and juries, Brad challenges class action claims at the pleading stage, litigates certification issues and negotiates complex class settlements. He defends settlements against objections and takes many cases to trial, including those claiming violation of consumer protection laws, misappropriation of trade secrets, insurance bad faith and legal malpractice. He finds the most effective and efficient way to resolve a dispute so a client can move on with its business.

For clients in advertising and direct marketing, Brad handles false advertising and deceptive practices claims. These disputes have involved negative option programs, sweepstakes promotions, Made in USA claims and compliance with various state and federal consumer protection statutes.

In the financial services industry, Brad’s clients include savings and loan associations, credit card companies, mortgage lenders, auto financing companies, and specialty lenders. He handles disputes concerning contractual and fiduciary duties, investment banking fees, leases, loan guarantees and losses resulting from forged checks.

Many of Brad’s financial cases 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, Electronic Funds Transfer Act, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act and Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Additionally, Brad litigates commercial disputes and has represented insurers and policyholders in bad faith and coverage cases. He is active in firm management and leads the class actions practice.

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Co-Chair, Financial Services Litigation Practice Group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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Member
2001 - Current

he Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1972 to develop a better forum for the discussion of business trials. This included an aggressive effort to promote communication between the bench and bar. The ABTL is unique in providing a forum in which litigators and judges meet together to address issues important to business trial lawyers. Judicial participation in ABTL programs and events is very strong, in part, because the ABTL includes all business litigators, including both plaintiff-focused and defense-focused practices. Today, the ABTL has five thriving chapters across California, including chapters in Northern California (2000 members), San Joaquin Valley (200 members), Los Angeles (1200 members), Orange County (725 members), and San Diego (765 members). Each chapter provides top quality legal education programs in an atmosphere where there can be a frank exchange between bench and bar and an opportunity for old colleagues to meet in a busy world where lunch is no longer the order of the day. In addition, the ABTL is known across the state for their unmatched Annual Seminars, featuring keynote speakers from the bar and the bench: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court.

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State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

Career History
Co-Chair, Financial Services Litigation Practice Group
1989 - Current

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is a law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. It represents clients in health care, financial services, entertainment, media and advertising, real estate, technology, energy and natural resources, consumer goods and services and transportation. Its services include administrative law, advertising litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, taxation, employee benefits, global compensation, securities litigation, healthcare litigation, financial services litigation, and entertainment & media litigation. The firm was founded in 1965.

Staff Counsel, Christopher Commission
1992

The City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States, after New York City, with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621.[7] It has a land area of 469 square miles (1,215 km2), and is located in Southern California.

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Member, Alumni Admissions Committee
1989 - 2010
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