Ethan M. Simon
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Ethan Simon’s practice includes a wide range of litigation matters, with emphasis on class action, aviation, and appellate disputes. He counsels and represents individuals and institutions in the following areas:
- business disputes
- employment litigation
- disputes over property damage
- complex tort matters
- high-stakes appeals
Mr. Simon frequently writes about legal developments in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, consumer fraud litigation, and issues of constitutional law. He is regularly published in Blank Rome’s blog, New Jersey Legal Pulse, as well as the New Jersey Law Journal.
During law school, Mr. Simon was the head articles editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law and a semifinalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. Through his law school’s appellate litigation clinic, he represented indigent clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Newport News Circuit Court in Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Simon served as a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Virginia.
- Defended international restaurant companies in consumer class actions before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and Supreme Court of New Jersey against allegations that the companies violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) and the Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”).
- Obtained a reversal in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division of a trial court’s order dismissing a tortious interference claim for lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, and res judicata.
- Successfully opposed a defendant’s motion to transfer out of the venue preselected by the parties in an employment non-compete suit.
- Opposed a motion to remand from federal court, successfully arguing that the Montreal Convention preempts state law claims against airlines for damages arising from delay in international air travel and provides the sole cause of action for those claims, thus creating a federal question over which the federal courts have jurisdiction.
- Obtained dismissal of a New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act claim against a credit card processor in a federal class action suit, thus significantly reducing the defendant’s potential liability.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Simon plays an active role in Blank Rome’s pro bono program, having devoted over 100 hours to pro bono causes each year since joining the Firm.