Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
For decades, we’ve defended leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies in mass tort, product liability and consumer class action cases, including cases that form part of multidistrict litigation. Our Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Team serves in various roles for our clients, including lead or co-lead trial counsel in MDLs; lead trial counsel in single-jurisdiction suits throughout the United States; regional counsel collaborating with other firms to coordinate nationwide litigation; national settlement processing counsel engaging in large-scale document review and management; coordination of legal, class certification and appellate strategy; and local counsel to our colleagues at other firms across the country who require particular experience in the regions in which our offices are located. We have tried numerous cases to verdict, and defended hundreds of matters in state and federal courts across the country.
Our clients include household names with global footprints as well as smaller medical device companies with tightly focused product lines. In each instance, we draw on our deep litigation experience and technical knowledge to understand the merits of legal defenses as well as the complex medical and technological underpinnings behind our clients’ products. As cases move forward, we work closely with in-house and external medical and technical experts to develop factual and legal defenses that support our clients’ cases. We know the industry and invest the time to know our clients.
Although teamwork is critical for any litigation, it is particularly important in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. For that reason, we foster an approach that enables and rewards teamwork in defense of our clients, whether serving as national, regional or local counsel. We assure that national litigation remains coordinated so the company and all counsel speak with a single, consistent voice. Like the rest of our product liability litigation team, our pharmaceutical lawyers have the experience, fortitude and conviction to see matters through trial and appeal, while balancing those assets with a business acumen to manage each individual case based on its unique traits.