Managing Partner Lynn Sarko Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for VW Lawsuits

Keller Rohrback’s managing partner Lynn Sarko has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the landmark litigation to hold Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi accountable to consumers for developing and marketing so-called clean diesel vehicles.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, who is presiding over the Volkswagen multidistrict litigation (MDL), selected Mr. Sarko to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. The case is In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel,” MDL 15-MD-2672-CRB (JSC), pending in federal court in San Francisco. Judge Breyer’s order is here.

“I am honored to serve on the steering committee that will guide the Volkswagen Clean Diesel litigation on behalf of consumers. The court made it clear that the parties should work hard, immediately, toward trying to resolve this litigation. I look forward to partnering with many of the brightest legal minds in America to achieve that result,” said Mr. Sarko of the decision.

Mr. Sarko led Keller Rohrback, a leading consumer protection firm, in filing one of the first lawsuits against Volkswagen related to the defeat device vehicles. Since then hundreds of concerned consumers from around the country have contacted Keller Rohrback to find out what they can do to help ensure that Volkswagen is held responsible for its actions. Keller Rohrback also established an online Volkswagen Diesel Resource Center.

Mr. Sarko is a nationally-recognized leader in complex litigation. He has been selected by federal courts nationwide to lead a wide variety of cutting-edge cases. Since 1991, Mr. Sarko has managed Keller Rohrback’s diverse and accomplished Complex Litigation Group. He is widely recognized for his ability to direct complex litigation and his expertise dealing with high stakes lawsuits.