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Roopal Luhana

Roopal
Luhana

About Roopal Luhana

Roopal P. Luhana is a Founding Partner of Chaffin Luhana. Ms. Luhana’s parents migrated their family from India to the United States when Ms. Luhana was 5 to give their children a better life. Ms. Luhana’s parents instilled a strong work ethic, drive, and compassion in her from an early age. Those values are consistent with what Ms. Luhana does in her practice every day. Since joining the private sector, Ms. Luhana’s practice focuses on representing injured consumers in mass tort, product liability, and catastrophic personal injury litigation. In 2010, Ms. Luhana co-founded the firm as a national plaintiffs-only law firm with Partner Eric Chaffin.

Ms. Luhana manages the firm’s mass torts division. Over the course of her career, she has served on committees in MDLs involving over-the-counter consumer products and defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Most recently, Ms. Luhana was appointed by U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the In re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation (S.D.FL.). Ms. Luhana is also one of six Chairs named in the Zantac MDL (ESI/Document Production Committee) and is one of 13 women named to leadership in the litigation.

Previously, Ms. Luhana served as one of only two court-appointed women on the Plaintiff Steering Committee in the In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois. Ms. Luhana further worked closely with the firm’s female clients and co-counsel on transvaginal mesh injury cases, including those that involved the Bard Avaulta Mesh, Mentor Sling, and the Gynecare Prolift.

Ms. Luhana also served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in In re: Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System Prods. Liab. Litig. (No. II), MDL No. 2816, MDL, which is largely resolved (in record time). She was also extensively involved in the denture cream litigation in federal and state courts and served as the Chair of the Law & Briefing Committee in the federal Denture Cream MDL.

Further, Ms. Luhana has litigated a number of significant nationwide class actions. For example, she served as class counsel in the In Re: IPO Securities Litigation, which recently settled for $586 million, and was also class counsel in the ETS nationwide litigation, which resulted in an $11.1 million settlement for teaching candidates who were inaccurately scored on PPLT tests. Additionally, she served as class counsel in a national consumer fraud action against IBM, resulting in a $35 million settlement for purchasers of defective IBM hard drives.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Luhana has been recognized by the courts for her commitment to women’s causes. She was a featured panelist at the 2017 Duke Law Conference to discuss, “Increasing the Number of Women and Minority Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Positions in Class Actions and MDLs” and has been involved in drafting Multi-District Litigation (MDL) Best Practices for federal judges.

Ms. Luhana resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York. When Ms. Luhana is not working on cases or with her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Select Successes

  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee Member, In re: Zantac/Ranitidine Products Liability Litigation (S.D.FL.)
  • ESI/Document Production Committee Chair, Zantac MDL 
  • Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee Member in In re: Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System Prods. Liab. Litig. (No. II), MDL No. 2816, MDL
  • Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Member in In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, which resulted in over $2 billion in settlements for thousands of women
  • Plaintiffs’ Counsel in In Re: Denture Cream Litigation, which resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for individual plaintiffs
  • $9 million individual single product liability settlement against a product manufacturer
  • $2.9 million individual single product liability settlement against a hip implant manufacturer
  • $1.75 million individual single product liability settlement against a birth control manufacturer

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Honorable Marina Corodemus (Ret.)
New Jersey State Court, Judge of the Superior Court 

  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum, American Association for Justice
  • Women En Mass
  • Injury Board
  • Trustee, Chaffin Luhana Foundation
  • Super Lawyer, New York, 2013-2020
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, New York, 2011 & 2012

Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., 2001, merit scholar

Rutgers University, New Brunswick
B.A., 1998

  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Prosecutions & Trial Advocacy Clinic
  • Lecturer, EndDD.org Anti-Distracted Driving at various high schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • Lecturer, Off-label Marketing of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices, Albany Law School
  • Author, “De-Escalate the Expert Discovery Wars,” AAJ Trial Magazine (June 2008)
  • Author, “Higher Education Law: The Relationship with the Faculty,” The Law of Higher Education, Pa. Bar. Inst. (1997)
  • Author, “Review of Third Circuit Antitrust Cases (May 1993-May 1995),” 1001 Antitrust Challenges in the 90’s: Enforcement Reaches New Heights, Pa. Bar. Inst. (1995)
  • Legal expert appearances in the Wall Street JournalForbes, ABC’s” Good Morning America,” CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” Lawline.com, Court Radio, Fox Radio, KDKA News Radio, and various Pittsburgh radio and television news affiliates.
  • Featured Author, The Legal Examiner
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