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    Paul C. Whalen is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from New York University. Mr. Whalen is a Series 7 licensed stockbroker and worked with Bear Stearns and PaineWebber. As a commercial bank analyst, he developed the commercial paper computer system for Banco de Santander and Bank of Scotland.
    Mr. Whalen is a shareholder of Whalen & Tusa, P.C. since its founding in November, 2003. He is a managing partner and litigating attorney participating in all aspects of firms’ complex and multi-district federal and state class action practice. Prior to the forming of Whalen & Tusa, Mr. Whalen was a sole practitioner concentrating his practice in the areas of consumer fraud and securities litigation where he was counsel in Covad Communications Group, Inc. Securities Litigation, Nature's Bounty, Inc. Securities Litigation, Doubleclick, Inc. Consumer Privacy Litigation, and VISX Securities Litigation.
    With Mr. Tusa, Mr. Whalen was lead class counsel for the settlement class in Peck v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., settled 2002 in New York State Supreme Court.
    The court approved a settlement of a class action involving consumers from three states who contracted with AT&T Wireless for cell phone service. The suit alleged that defendants improperly credited calls causing plaintiff and the class to lose the benefit of weekday minutes included in their calling plans by deceptive practices and false advertising. In approving the settlement Justice Moskowitz stated: “Class counsel have extensive experience in the litigation of complex consumer class actions and have spent considerable time and effort investigating the claims in this case”
    The Firm negotiated a settlement worth over $35 million for a class of 900,000 consumers (with only 0.06% of the class as opt-outs) in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
    Justice Moskowitz stated, “After intense negotiation … [t]he Settlement provides significant benefits to the Class. Indeed, about 74% of the Class will receive more minutes than they lost…. This means that the majority of the Class is actually being overcompensated.”
    Mr. Whalen worked for the firm of Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP, where he was actively involved as lead counsel for plaintiffs in many securities and consumer fraud class action lawsuits including: Playmobil Antitrust Litigation, Cendant Corporation Securities Litigation, US Robotics Securities Litigation, Shiva Derivative Securities Litigation, Capstead Securities Litigation, IPO Flipping Securities Litigation, Quality Dining Securities Litigation and Phillips Services Securities Litigation. Mr. Whalen is actively involved in all class action cases prosecuted by Whalen & Tusa, P.C.

    Joseph S. Tusa received his law degree from University Of South Carolina - School Of Law and his LL.M. in Corporate Law from the New York University - School Of Law. There, he was a member of the International Economics Honor Society and inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
    Mr. Tusa is a shareholder of Whalen & Tusa, P.C. since its founding in November, 2003. He is a managing partner and litigating attorney participating in all aspects of firms’ complex and multi-district federal and state class action practice concentrating in banking, securities, antitrust, corporate governance, corporate fiduciary duty, shareholder rights and consumer unfair and deceptive practice law.
Prior to his founding of Whalen & Tusa, Mr. Tusa worked for the firm of Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP. Mr. Tusa is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), and a member of the New York State Bar Association - Federal and Commercial Section - Antitrust Committee.
    Mr. Tusa served as lead or co-lead counsel in the following class actions which obtained a substantial recovery for the class: Quest Diagnostics Consumer Litigation; Title Insurance Provider Antitrust and RESPA Litigation; The Wall Street Journal Subscription Consumer Litigation; Washington Mutual Financial Consumer Litigation; Astoria Financial Consumer Litigation; Cambridge Credit Counseling Consumer Litigation; Genus Credit Management Consumer Litigation; Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Cipro) Antitrust & Consumer Litigations; Neurontin Antitrust & Consumer Litigation; Tamoxifen (Novaldex) Antitrust & Consumer Litigations; Mylan Laboratories Antitrust & Consumer Litigations; Cardizem Antitrust & Consumer Litigations; Brand Name Prescription Drug Antitrust and Consumer Litigations; Prudential CMO Securities Litigation; Itron Securities Litigation; Coumadin Antitrust and Consumer Litigations; Fleming Shareholder Derivative Litigation; Syquest Shareholder Derivative Litigation; Nine West Antitrust Litigation; Tower Semiconductor Securities Litigation; Columbia/HCA Shareholder Derivative Litigation; SystemSoft Securities Litigation; MasterCard/Visa Antitrust Litigation; Merrill Lynch Shareholder Derivative Litigation; CCA Shareholder Litigation; Capstead Mortgage Securities Litigation; and General Motors/GME Shareholder Litigation.

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