Jayne Conroy Appointed To Leadership Position in Toyota Multi-District Litigation

Simmons Hanly Conroy’s Jayne Conroy was appointed to the lead counsel committee engaged in economic loss claims against automotive giant Toyota in the multi-billion dollar, multi-district unintended acceleration cases.  Ms. Conroy was one of nearly 100 applicants for only nine seats on the prestigious committee.  United States District Judge James V. Selna, the judge presiding over all federal cases filed against Toyota in the United States, made the appointment in a May 14 Order.  Following the appointment, Ms. Conroy, who has served in leadership roles in other high-profile multi-district federal cases, said, “I am honored to serve in this important position, and I look forward to working with the Court and my colleagues to make this multi-district proceeding as efficient and expeditious as is humanly possible given its magnitude and the important public safety issues at stake.”  The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.