Lawrence W. Schonbrun is the executive director of Class Action Watch, a nonprofit organization and is a s a nationally recognized authority on the issue of the reasonableness of attorneys’ fee awards in class actions.
He has appeared on behalf of unnamed class members in approximately 150 class actions throughout the United States.
A New York City native now living in Northern California, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1966 and his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1969.
Mr. Schonbrun has been featured on John Stossel’s ABC special, “The Trouble With Lawyers,” as well as Morley Safer’s 60 Minutes report, “The Disaster That Wasn’t.”
He has also testified before the United States Congress on the issue of attorney contingency fees and before the California Senate Judiciary Committee on class action reform legislation.
Lawrence W. Schonbrun’s work in the field of class actions has been chronicled in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg Business News Service, and American Thinker.
Mr. Schonbrun also hosts the popular weekly radio show “Lies, Lawyers & Liberalism with Larry the Lawyer” every Saturday at 5:30 PM on San Francisco’s KNEW 910AM.
Lawrence and I will discuss the Laffitte case, an employment dispute, in which the class’s recovery was $19 million. The plaintiffs’ lawyers were awarded 33% of their clients’ fund, which amounted to $6.3 million.
In the second 1/2 hour my guest will be Scott Jones.
In politics, Scott has served three US presidents and two Texas governors as a key volunteer, staff and/or government appointee, including two terms as Chairman of the Texas Department of Transportation – MVB under Governors W.P. Clements and George W. Bush. He has served as communications and campaign strategist for numerous local, state and national candidates for public office.
In addition to being founder and host of Pissed Off, Politically Speaking, Scott is a co-host of The Gang of 405, every Saturday morning on The 405 Radio from Los Angeles. Scott got his start on radio as a political analyst on The Gary Snyder Show on WBAT 1400 in Northern Indiana. In other media, Scott is an accomplished editorial columnist, and has served as a contributor to Dallas Morning News, Boston Herald and Irving Daily News. During the 2012 presidential election, Scott was a recurring contributing columnist for the Daily Caller. He spent five years as Editor of a national publication , The Insider, directed at PBS stations in the US for BBC Worldwide Americas.
In business, Scott served in executive management for three of the nation’s leading public relations firms, before forming his own boutique agency. He has served nearly two dozen FORTUNE 500 CEOs directly involving some the most high profile public/crisis communications issues of the time. He is a national “Who’s Who” in business and communications, and his work has been published extensively, including the Seton Hall Law Review.
Scott is a passionate defender of our country, liberties and rule of law. He is dedicated to public service and mentoring our youth as the future of our nation.
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