David M. Kaufman

Senior Director

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David (Dave) Kaufman has spent his entire career in the legal field, consulting with clients to develop innovative class action settlement solutions in data breach, consumer, securities, antitrust, and insurance areas. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in the legal services industry, Dave specializes in pre-settlement consultation and aiding clients through the mediation process. Dave’s experience enables clients to better identify their needs, allowing them to efficiently and cost-effectively execute settlements.

Well-versed in all aspects of the class action settlement process, Dave is adept at guiding clients through the increasingly complex issues that arise in settlements and class litigation. Many of the country’s top law firms rely on Dave to bring effective and innovative solutions.

Dave has had a hand in both large and small settlements, including complex privacy and data breach cases. Dave also participated in one of the largest international securities cases. Dave’s experience and specialization in the legal industry contributes to his ability to identify efficiencies in even the most complex settlements.

Dave has been invited to speak on a variety of topics throughout the industry and has created and delivered CLE programs in several firms and through well-attended webinars. Dave’s experience allows him to create programs that touch on the settlement process from start to finish, including best practices, cost-effective solutions, pre-settlement consultation, and more.

Before joining Heffler Claims Group, Dave served on the leadership team of a large nationally recognized claims administration firm. Dave holds a B.S. in business administration and marketing from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Select Speaking Experience

  • Navigating the Class Action Settlement Process from Start to Finish
  • Data Breach Litigation, 2020 Class Action Law Forum
  • Data Breach Class Action Litigation on the Rise – Winning Strategies, The Knowledge Group
  • Cybersecurity for Class Action Attorneys in a COVID-19 World
  • Data Breach Class Actions – Practical Perspectives on Motions, Discovery, Certification, and Settlements, HB Litigation Conferences



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