Kenneth J. Grunfeld
Kenneth J. Grunfeld joined Golomb & Honik in the beginning of 2010
after many years defending pharmaceutical manufacturers, national railroads,
asbestos companies and corporate clients in consumer protection, products
liability, insurance coverage and other complex commercial disputes while
working at one of Philadelphia's largest and most prestigious defense
firms. In January 2012, Mr. Grunfeld became a partner with Golomb &
Honik. He brings with him a wealth of pre-trial, trial and appellate work
experience in both state and federal courts.
Now that Mr. Grunfeld has "switched sides," today his practice
focuses on representing consumers in class actions against pharmaceutical
manufacturers, banks, credits cards and other national corporate defendants.
He also represents injured people in products liability mass tort matters.
In addition, Mr. Grunfeld represents clients who have suffered catastrophic
injury as a result of medical negligence, dangerous products, automobile
accidents and premises liability claims. He has been named by Super Lawyers
as a Pennsylvania Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer numerous times throughout
his career and was a named as a Finalist for American Association for
Justice’s prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2012.
Mr. Grunfeld received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan
and is an active member of the Michigan Alumni Association, Philadelphia
chapter. He received his Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School
of Law. He was a member of the Villanova Law Review and graduated Order
of the Coif. He is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American
Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania Association
Ken makes his home in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, where he resides with
his wife, Jennifer, and his twelve-year old twins.
Served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in
In Re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation, MDL No. 2036, a coordinated, nationwide effort to bring national banks to justice for
using illegal accounting practices in charging overdraft fees on behalf
of millions of Americans. The MDL returned approximately $1 billion to
U.S. bank accounts, including a settlement with Bank of America alone
for $410 Million.
- Led a collaboration of firms bringing dozens of class actions against major
credit card companies regarding ancillary products, including “Payment
Protection Plans,” which were wrongfully marketed and sold to unsuspecting
credit card holders. Nationwide settlements resulted in over $100 million
for class members and spurned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
to bring investigations against these banks that led to settlements of
over $1 billion.
- Has been named as a Deputy Attorney General in Hawaii, Mississippi and
New Mexico, and as an assistant District Attorney in California, bringing
actions on behalf of these States’ citizens against companies that
violate Consumer Protection Laws.
Served as Liaison Counsel in an MDL proceeding against a major pharmaceutical
In Re: Budeprion XL Marketing & Sales Litigation, MDL No. 2107 regarding the illegal selling of a generic version of a popular anti-depressant
medication. After defeating defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and briefing
class certification, the parties reached a favorable settlement on behalf
of the proposed class.
- Negotiated favorable settlements as Co-Lead Class Counsel in litigation
against national tax preparation companies regarding their marketing and
selling various illegal loan products secured by individual’s tax refunds.
- Successfully litigated as Class Counsel over a dozen actions against insurers
and underwriters of an improperly created accidental disability insurance
policy, settling the case nationwide for $15 million.
- Served as Class Counsel in consumer protection cases involving a number
of products and services, including mortgages, financial services products,
vehicles, home products, insurance, pharmaceuticals and medical research services.
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