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Weitz & Luxenberg’s attorneys and team are brilliant, and I feel privileged to work with such a talented, dedicated group of people. The work we do is meaningful. Our efforts to hold reckless, negligent corporations accountable has a huge impact on our clients and the world around us. And as a national firm, we have what it takes to help thousands of people from all different backgrounds and walks of life who might just have one thing in common: They were harmed by the abusive actions of others.
Chantal Khalil is an experienced, knowledgeable member of our team of Environmental, Toxic Torts, and Consumer Protection litigators. Ms. Khalil is a passionate advocate for justice and equality. She has dedicated her career to fighting for marginalized individuals, as well as holding large corporations and governmental entities accountable for their unlawful actions.
Ms. Khalil began taking classes delving into constitutional law and the Supreme Court at a young age, and her interest in fighting on behalf of oppressed and mistreated individuals only grew with time.
“By high school, I knew,” Ms. Khalil recounts. “We learned about how people were being treated unfairly in this country and what can happen when the government or another powerful entity abuses its power. Victims typically don’t have the power or resources to challenge and redress the harms they’ve suffered. I knew I wanted to stand up for those victims and give them a voice.”
Ms. Khalil emphasizes, “Companies have responsibilities to their consumers and to the general public. Unfortunately, it is all too common for companies to prioritize their profits above the well-being of consumers and society. This exploitation can take many forms, including deceptive representations, fraudulent omissions, and failure to take proper safety and security precautions. Over the course of my career, I have seen firsthand how companies often take advantage of unsuspecting individuals in order to maximize their revenues. This behavior is not only unethical, but it is also illegal. I’m dedicated to holding these companies accountable when they fail to satisfy their obligations.”
“Everyone deserves to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect, regardless of their background or circumstances. Litigation is the most effective and efficient way to fight injustices,” Ms. Khalil explains. “I am committed to utilizing the law as a tool to level the playing field and achieve justice for those who have been wronged. By challenging misconduct in open court, we can rectify the harms suffered by our clients and prevent similar injustices from occurring in the future, thereby bringing about lasting changes that helps everyone. I’m honored to be part of W&L’s efforts to hold reckless and exploitative companies accountable.”
“Victims often feel unseen, unheard, and helpless, and as though they lack the resources to achieve recourse,” Ms. Khalil points out.
“As an attorney, it is my goal to make sure that the voices of victims are not only heard, but also taken seriously,” explains Ms. Khalil. “It is my mission to ensure that those who have been wronged are given a platform to tell their story and seek justice.”
Ms. Khalil understands that the legal process can be intimidating and overwhelming for those who have already experienced trauma. That is why she works tirelessly to provide compassionate and personalized representation to each and every one of her clients.
“I believe that every person has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and to have their experiences validated and acknowledged. It is my honor to stand alongside my clients on their journey towards healing and justice.”
Prior to joining W&L, Ms. Khalil spent nearly six years litigating class actions and collective actions in federal and state courts across the country. Her cases ranged from consumer protection and civil rights to labor law and data privacy.
Ms. Khalil was responsible for covering all phases of litigation. She conducted legal research, drafted legal documents, developed litigation strategies, worked with clients, trained and oversaw junior associates, and participated in court conferences and hearings, depositions, and mediations.
Ms. Khalil has a proven track record of success in the courtroom, taking on cases against some of the most powerful and influential companies in the country. She was involved in many groundbreaking class action cases and substantial settlement wins for clients. In these lawsuits, she helped:
Litigate and secure a settlement against a leading online shoe and clothing retailer for 23 million consumers whose private personal data was stolen.
Achieve a settlement valued at more $40 million against a language services provider for more than 4,800 individuals victimized by a data breach.
Litigate a nationwide Americans with Disabilities Act certified class action against a major ridesharing company on behalf of millions of people with disabilities nationwide who are denied services.
Litigate and ultimately negotiate a roughly $14 million settlement against a private energy company overcharging customers across 13 states for electricity and natural gas.
Litigate and secure a $10.5 million settlement against a leading restaurant franchise for under-reimbursed delivery drivers.
Ms. Khalil was a legal consultant at the World Bank Group on the Women, Business, and the Law team. She performed internships at the Brennan Center for Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Ms. Khalil is licensed to practice law in the state of New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York. She earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A. from New York University in New York City.
Ms. Khalil was selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 New York Metro Rising Stars lists by Super Lawyers. Only a small percentage of attorneys are named to these lists.
Outside the office, Ms. Khalil loves traveling, cycling, and learning new languages. She speaks Spanish fluently and Farsi orally proficiently, and has studied French, Hebrew, and Russian. In addition, Ms. Khalil takes pride in being a New York Public Radio junkie and sustaining member.
Chantal Khalil will be happy to review your case.