Firm Welcomes New Litigation Associates

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Tiffany Sorge Smith and Shana A. Shifrin recently joined the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Class Action Defense Group.

Tiffany Sorge Smith joins the firm following three years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her commercial litigation experience includes class action, contract, sales, insurance coverage, fraud, mass tort, product liability, bankruptcy, and cross-border disputes through all stages of litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Smith’s class action experience includes litigating BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill class action cases. Ms. Smith serves on the Junior Leadership Council for the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Ms. Smith received her undergraduate degree, honors with distinction, from Indiana University in 2001, with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Spanish and International Studies. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law in 2007.

Shana A. Shifrin practiced litigation at Jenner & Block LLP where she defended nationwide class actions. Her experience includes consumer fraud, health care insurance, RICO, professional liability, trusts and estates, and other complex commercial disputes. Ms. Shifrin’s pro bono experience includes a first-degree murder trial, a petition for a stay of execution to the Supreme Court of the United States, post-conviction hearings and appeals in the Illinois Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Ms. Shifrin graduated, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, with degrees in History and French. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003. At Northwestern, Ms. Shifrin was a Senior Editor on the Journal of International Law of Business and worked in the Bluhm Legal Clinic.

The practice, chaired by LeAnn Pedersen Pope, has defended several of the country’s major banks and mortgage banking companies in over 100 nationwide class action cases involving state and federal claims.

Ms. Sorge Smith can be contacted at 312/840-7121 or tsorgesmith@burkelaw.com. Ms. Shifrin can be contacted at 312/840-7124 or sshifrin@burkelaw.com.

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