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Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

MDL and Mass Tort Litigation Experience

  • Trials to verdict in medical product cases in federal and state courts, including jurisdictions such as Bridgeport, Connecticut; Charleston, West Virginia; Little Rock, Arkansas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and St. Louis, Missouri
  • National counsel for all aspects of pretrial discovery and coordinating all state court cases, including multi-plaintiff cases, in an MDL pending in Phoenix regarding a medical device designed to catch blood clots
  • One of several firms that coordinated overall strategic management an MDL regarding a statin medication, including serving as co-liaison counsel,  conducting several key company witness depositions, serving on the national science and discovery advisory teams, and completing case specific discovery in cases selected for trial
  • National team for discovery work up and trial—including handling discovery of plaintiffs, treating doctors, and plaintiff’s experts—in anti-coagulant litigation and currently serving as part of multi-firm effort to work up bellwether cases for trial in an MDL involving an anti-coagulant, as well as working on the selection and development of defense experts for trial
  • Lead or co-lead counsel in trials for a hormonal drug, in which seven defense verdicts were returned; serving on national expert teams; and working up discovery in cases scheduled for trials
  • National counsel to a manufacturer of cough/cold products in the PPA litigation, which involved over 1,500 MDL and state court cases 

We have a deep bench with

  • First chair trial experience in multiple drug and device cases
  • Attorneys with science backgrounds
  • Nurses and other technical support
  • Attorneys with experience managing liens in mass settlements
  • Over 50 litigators defending Drug and Medical Device companies

Our clients are leaders in the medical products industry

  • Clients include some of the largest and most respected companies in the world
  •  Fortune 100, 200, and 500 clients
  • Clients that bring life-saving technologies to patients, as well as products that make consumers’ lives more comfortable

Our flexibility allows for the right model to staff our clients’ litigation needs 

When our clients face pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, we can play many different roles and strive to provide the right service model to address their needs.  Our experience ranges from trying bet-the-company cases in challenging courtrooms and coordinating an overall defense strategy in mass tort litigation involving hundreds of cases to handling smaller cases.  No matter the size of the case, we work with our clients to involve the right attorneys for the best defense.

Our attorneys have the skills to defend in litigation–both big and small

  • Trials in difficult venues – trying drug and device cases in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country
  • Developing the right expert for the case – working hard to find the best experts possible but understanding that jury appeal is critical
  • Preparing corporate witnesses for deposition and trial – working with our clients to make their witnesses effective communicators
  • Simplifying the science – striving to make difficult scientific concepts accessible and compelling to jurors
  • Coordinating an overall defense strategy and exit plan – preparing a coordinated defense in large mass tort cases
  • Class action defense – defending against class claims for medical monitoring and economic damages
  • Early motions to try to eliminate spurious claims – when appropriate, targeting weak or unsubstantiated claims via early motions, such as Daimler personal jurisdiction, pleading standards, and product identification

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

MDL and Mass Tort Litigation Experience

  • Trials to verdict in medical product cases in federal and state courts, including jurisdictions such as Bridgeport, Connecticut; Charleston, West Virginia; Little Rock, Arkansas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and St. Louis, Missouri
  • National counsel for all aspects of pretrial discovery and coordinating all state court cases, including multi-plaintiff cases, in an MDL pending in Phoenix regarding a medical device designed to catch blood clots
  • One of several firms that coordinated overall strategic management an MDL regarding a statin medication, including serving as co-liaison counsel,  conducting several key company witness depositions, serving on the national science and discovery advisory teams, and completing case specific discovery in cases selected for trial
  • National team for discovery work up and trial—including handling discovery of plaintiffs, treating doctors, and plaintiff’s experts—in anti-coagulant litigation and currently serving as part of multi-firm effort to work up bellwether cases for trial in an MDL involving an anti-coagulant, as well as working on the selection and development of defense experts for trial
  • Lead or co-lead counsel in trials for a hormonal drug, in which seven defense verdicts were returned; serving on national expert teams; and working up discovery in cases scheduled for trials
  • National counsel to a manufacturer of cough/cold products in the PPA litigation, which involved over 1,500 MDL and state court cases 
  • Over 50 attorneys devoting the majority of their time to Drug and Medical Device litigation
  • Deep trial experience in medical products cases, staffing cases with the right attorneys and number of timekeepers
  • Extensive virtual trial team roles and experience
  • Long-term relationships within the Drug and Medical Device litigation community

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