Ginger Pigott: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ginger Pigott

Vice-Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Group
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 310.586.7760
Fax: 310.586.7800
University University of Michigan, B.A., with honors, 1989
Law SchoolLoyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992
Admitted1992, California; Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Century City Bar Association
•Member, Defense Research Institute
•Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


Ginger Pigott focuses her practice on products liability litigation and commercial litigation. A particular focus of her practice lies in the defense of complex medical device and pharmaceutical products liability litigation, as well as counseling on pre-litigation issues that include document retention issues and best practices. She represents major corporations as part of national and regional counsel teams and on individual cases both in California and throughout the country. She is experienced in creating strategies for large litigation and document projects for geographically diverse clients on an international scale, as well as in developing alternative dispute resolution programs and preparing mass tort cases for trial.

Ginger has defended medical device products liability lawsuits involving a wide range of products, including spinal/biological devices, neurological devices, diabetes management devices, cardiovascular devices, implantable devices for various indications, cardiopulmonary bypass equipment, imaging equipment, as well as other external medical devices and related equipment. She is also experienced in defending products liability cases involving pharmaceutical drugs, nutraceuticals and biologics. In addition, Ginger has worked on a wide variety of other product liability matters, including welding products and consumables, airplanes, helicopters, rocket propelled parachute systems, automobiles, soft drinks, and video games. In both product cases and commercial litigation matters, she has experience with various unfair competition allegations including those derived from Section 17200 Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). Prior to joining the firm, Ginger was a partner at a prominent, global law firm for more than 13 years.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2008-2010, 2013-2014
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2013
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2011-2013
•Profiled, Chambers USA Guide, Women in Law Award, 2012
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2004, 2006-2007
•Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal, Women Making a Difference Awards, May 2006
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events
Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2014 ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys McKinnon and Pigott to Present at DeviceTalks - Orange County November 19
Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide
Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Present at MassDevice Big 100 West 2013
Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2013 Legal 500 United States Guide; Recommended as 'Top Tier' Firm in Real Estate
Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 174 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
Ginger Heyman Pigott Joins Greenberg Traurig's National Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice in Los Angeles

Published Articles
Greenberg Adds Reed Smith Atty To Health Products Group

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of Mass Action Federal Jurisdiction and Removal

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Mentioned, Teva Prods High Court Amid Venue Fight in Painkiller Suit, Law360, March 10, 2014
•Co-Author, Lederman v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp., et al., Chapter 12, Top 20 Food and Drug Cases, 2013 & Cases to Watch, 2014, Food and Drug Law Institute, 2014
•Co-Author, Recent Attacks on Regulatory Evidence: Arguments and Implications, Critical Impact News Letter, Volume 21, Issue 4, October 29, 2013
•Quoted, Q&A With Greenberg Traurig's Ginger Pigott, Law360, May 2, 2013
•Co-Author, Bowdrie v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Top 20 Food and Drug Cases, 2012 & Cases to Watch, 2013, Food and Drug Law Institute, 2013
•Co-Author, Degelmann v. Advanced Medical Optics Inc., Top 20 Food and Drug Cases, 2011 & Cases to Watch, 2012, Food and Drug Law Institute, 2012
•Quoted, Greenberg Adds Reed Smith Atty To Health Products Group, Law360, February 6, 2012
•Quoted, Greenberg Traurig Nabs Reed Smith Attorney, Daily Journal, February 6, 2012
•Co-Author, Top 20 Food & Drug Cases, 2010 & Cases to Watch, Kester v. Zimmer Holdings, Chapter 2, Food & Drug Law Institute, April 2011
•Author, Update on Punitive Damages Claims A 50-State Survey, American Bar Association, Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee of the Products Liability Committee, Section of Litigation, 2007
•Co-Editor, Medicine & Law Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association, Trial Insurance Practice Section, 2002-2003
•Author, Recent Developments in Medicine and Law, Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Volume 37, Number 2, Winter 2002
•Author, Reuser Friendly: A Review of the Regulation of and the Product Liability Regarding the Reuse of Single-Use Medical Devices, Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Volume 37, Number 1, Fall 2001
•Author, Recent Decisions Support Consumer's Privacy Rights During Discovery, The Practitioner: Tort Law for the Record, Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, March 5, 2001

•Panelist, Hot Topics: M&A Mega-Deals, IP, Financing, and Products Liability Trends for MedTech Companies, DeviceTalks Conference, Orange County, CA, November 19, 20014
•Panelist, Key Issues Facing General Counsel, Directors Roundtable, June 5, 2013
•Speaker, Dispositive Motion, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Seminar, May 14, 2010
•Speaker, Legal Tech West, Leading Practices in Evaluating eDiscovery Strategies, June 20, 2007
•Speaker, Implementing New Technologies in The Trenches, 3rd Annual eDiscovery & Litigation Readiness for Life Sciences, American Conference Institute, New York, NY, February 27, 2007
•Speaker, Document Management and eDiscovery from Start to Finish, American Conference Institute's Pre-Conference Workshop, New York, NY, February 26, 2007
•Speaker, IQPC eDiscovery for Pharma, Navigating the Obstacles Of Pharmaceutical eDiscovery, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2006
•Speaker, Trends in Protective Orders & Confidentiality in Litigation, DRI Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 12, 2006
•Speaker, Current Issues in Medical Device Litigation, FDA Regulatory Update, ABA Section of Litigation Seminar, June 15, 2006
•Speaker, Electronic Discovery, Early Warning Signs, LegalTech West Coast, June 5, 2006
•Speaker, eDiscovery Preparedness for Pharma, Bridging the eDiscovery Gap Across Borders, American Conference Institute, March 27-28, 2006
•Speaker, eCommunication ... Friend or Foe? Marketing eDiscovery Services, LMA Conference, September 28, 2005
•Speaker, Dispositive Motion, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Seminar, August 5, 2005
•Speaker, Truth in Labeling, Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates (ORCA), Seattle, WA, October 20, 2004
•Speaker, eDiscovery and Document Retention, and Panelist, Discovery Issues, Current Issues in Medical Device Litigation Program, ABA Section of Litigation, Pharmaceuticals, Biologicals and Medical Device, Subcommittee of the Products Liability Committee, Chicago, IL, September 23, 2004
•Speaker, Dispositive Motion, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Seminar, October 2003

Areas of Concentration
•Complex torts
•Pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation
•Products liability and mass torts
•Products liability litigation
•Environmental litigation
•Health and FDA business
•Aviation litigation
•eDiscovery and eRetention

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. in Corber v. Xanodyne/Romo v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. , __ F.3d __ (9th Cir. 2014), in which the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an order of remand following removal under the mass action provisions of the Class Action Fairness Act. Case was one of first impression concerning the impact of a plaintiff's request for coordination of actions under California's coordination statutes. National and regional counsel for medical device manufacturers relating to products involved in worldwide recalls. Counsel on several week trial involving blood factor concentrate product involved in alleged HIV infection. Represented a worldwide medical device manufacturer related to a variety of medical devices including defibrillators, pacemakers, infusion pumps, insulin pumps, neurological stimulation products, and orthopedic implants. National and regional counsel for global manufacturer of orthopedic medical devices in various product liability cases involving spinal implant devices. Lead counsel for dental implant manufacturer in medical device case and obtained fully dispositive defense motion days before trial. Counseled a medical device manufacturer handling product liability claims in jurisdictions throughout the country related to medical products. Counseled several Fortune 500 companies. Represented a small aircraft manufacturer in alleged product liability actions. Some of the above representations were handled by Ms. Pigott prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of Mass Action Federal Jurisdiction and Removal
Karin Bohmholdt,Benjamin S. Kurtz,Ginger Pigott, January 23, 2015
In Corber v. Xanodyne Pharm., Inc., and Romo v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., __ F.3d __ (Case No. 13-56306 and 13-56310), 2014 WL 6436154 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2014), the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that a petition to coordinate multiple actions under California...

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Ginger Pigott

1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
Los AngelesCA 90067-2121


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