Biography Overview

Jonathan M. Sedgh is a Mass Tort Product Liability Partner in our New York City office. Over the course of more than a decade practicing law, he has played an instrumental role in various lawsuits against the makers of dangerous and defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has also helped survivors of sex trafficking and childhood sexual abuse pursue justice against their perpetrators, institutions and hotel industry who turned a blind eye to their victimization.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Sedgh is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law on Long Island. There he earned a juris doctor degree, as well as a bachelor of business administration. 

Mr. Sedgh’s career took off swiftly. At his previous law firm, he was a key figure in more than a dozen multi-district litigations and state-court coordinated actions where he managed and litigated thousands of cases from inception to settlement or trial.

Notably, in 2014, Mr. Sedgh helped recover a $9 billion verdict in a three-month multi-district trial for his client who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, an anti-diabetic medication. The drug, manufactured by Takeda and marketed in the U.S. by Eli Lilly, had been linked to an increased risk for the condition. The suit alleged that the two companies continued to manufacture and market the drug despite knowing of its dangers, and that they failed to inform patients and the medical community. The civil verdict, delivered by a jury of eight, is one of the largest jury awards in history.

In light of his achievements, Mr. Sedgh was named a top Rated Products Liability Attorney in New York City and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. The National Trial Lawyers, an association promoting excellence in the legal profession, designated him as a Top 40 Under 40 trial attorney. Mr. Sedgh has been awarded each of these prestigious honors consecutively from 2015 to present.

Over the years, Mr. Sedgh has been both a speaker and panelist at mass-tort product liability seminars around the United States. He is a member of the bar associations of New York State and New York City. In 2011, the New York City bar association hand-selected him as one of 25 attorneys to serve on its product liability committee, an exclusive group that includes the in-house counsel of major pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Awards & Recognitions

  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 - present
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2015 – present

Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers

Education

  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., 2003
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2006