Kaspar J. Stoffelmayr

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Contact InfoTelephone: 312.494.4434
Fax: 312.494.4440
http://www.bartlit-beck.com/lawyers-KasparStoffelmayr.html
 
University Grinnell College, B.A., with honors, 1991 Phi Beta Kappa; University of Washington, M.A., 1993
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Chicago Law School, J.D., with high honors, 1996 Order of the Coif, Joseph Henry Beale Prize, Comment Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
 
Admitted1996, Illinois; 2001, Colorado (inactiive); Pennsylvania
 
BornAberdeen, United Kingdom, June 24, 1969
 
Biography

Professional Practice

Kaspar Stoffelmayr is a litigator and trial lawyer at Bartlit Beck in Chicago. He has extensive background in mass tort, product liability, and class action defense, patent litigation, and commercial disputes. In addition to successful courtroom advocacy, his experience includes the development of creative litigation and resolution strategies, the efficient management of large teams in mass litigations, and working with clients to address the public relations, regulatory, marketplace, and other issues that can arise in connection with a major litigation.

From 2011 to 2014, Kaspar took a leave of absence from the firm to serve as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Bayer Corporation, where he was the head of litigation, managing the function that handled major U.S. litigation matters of Bayer Group companies, including Bayer HealthCare, Bayer MaterialScience, and Bayer CropScience. In that capacity, he had overall responsibility for developing and implementing the company's defense strategies for a large docket of product liability and mass tort cases, class actions, and a variety of other matters.

Kaspar graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors in 1996 and clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received a B.A. with honors from Grinnell College and an M.A. from the University of Washington.

Kaspar joined Bartlit Beck in 2000 and became a partner in 2003.

Government Service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1996-1997

News
J.B. Heaton and Kaspar Stoffelmayr Lead Fraud and Market Manipulation Case Against Porsche SE
The American Lawyer
Bartlit Beck Secures End of Consumer Fraud MDL for DuPont
Court Denies Class Certification in Teflon MDL

Big Wins
Bartlit Beck Defeats $5 Billion Class Action Claim
In re Teflon Products Liability Litigation (2009)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS

Frequent speaker on complex litigation, mass torts, product liability, and class actions.

Products Liability and “ Off-Label” Uses of Prescription Drugs, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 275 (1996)

Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications

Frequent speaker on complex litigation, mass torts, product liability, and class actions.

Products Liability and “ Off-Label” Uses of Prescription Drugs, 63 U. Chi. L. Rev. 275 (1996)

SELECTED MATTERS

YAZ/Yasmin Product Liability Litigation
Lead counsel for Bayer in nationwide product liability litigation alleging personal injuries caused by the oral contraceptives YAZ and Yasmin. MDL in the Southern District of Illinois and coordinated proceedings in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Confidential Telecommunications Arbitration
Lead trial counsel for a major cable company in the confidential arbitration of a contract dispute with an Internet technology vendor. Case won.

Combination Aspirin Products Litigation
National counsel for Bayer in multidistrict class action litigation involving sales of combination aspirin products. MDL in the Eastern District of New York. Litigation settled.

Bayer HealthCare v. Abbott
Bayer HealthCare v. Centocor Ortho Biotech
Represented Bayer in patent litigation in the District of Massachusetts relating to human anti-TNF alpha antibodies and Abbott's Humira medication and Centocor's Simponi medication. Cases settled.

Teflon Products Liability Litigation
National counsel for DuPont in an MDL in the Southern District of Iowa including numerous purported class actions brought by consumers who purchased cookware made with Teflon non-stick coatings. Cases dismissed.

Factor VIII and IX Blood Products Litigation
Represented Bayer in worldwide product liability litigation alleging infection with HIV and hepatitis C from plasma derivatives used to treat hemophilia. MDL in the Northern District of Illinois and counterpart litigation in multiple foreign countries. Cases dismissed or settled.

Charter Communications v. Irell & Manella
Represented Charter Communications in a legal malpractice action in the Central District of California arising from a law Firm's representation of Charter in a major acquisition. Case settled.

SanDisk v. Infineon Technologies
Represented Infineon in patent litigation involving flash memory devices in the Northern District of California. Case settled.

PPC v. Arris International
Trial counsel for Arris in patent litigation in Colorado and Wisconsin regarding coaxial cable connectors. Jury trial in Madison, Wisconsin. Cases settled following a jury verdict for PPC on some issues and the grant of a new trial to Arris on others.

C&W Fabricators v. Meriwether Capital
Trial counsel for the buyers of a business in an arbitration against the sellers regarding indemnification for warranty obligations. Case won.

Balduck v. DuPont
Lead counsel for DuPont in multi-plaintiff litigation in Utah state court resulting from a fatal explosion at a third-party industrial site. Cases settled.

Schwartz v. QUALCOMM
Represented QUALCOMM in a Colorado state court action brought by 87 former employees alleging fraud and breach of contract in connection with unvested stock options. Obtained dismissal or summary judgment as to 81 plaintiffs. Remaining plaintiffs settled before or during trial.

People v. Filliung
Lead trial counsel in the first-degree murder trial in Cook County, Illinois, of a defendant with a history of mental illness. Obtained a verdict of not guilty.

SWANCC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Represented the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County in a United States Supreme Court challenge to the scope of the Clean Water Act. Judgment reversed.

Neder v. United States
Represented a criminal defendant challenging his convictions on fraud and RICO charges in the United States Supreme Court. Judgment reversed in part.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Bayer Corporation, 2011-2014, Vice President and Associate General Counsel (Head of Litigation)

Mayer Brown LLP, 1997-2000, Associate

 
Reported CasesCASES TRIED OR OTHERWISE TAKEN TO JUDGMENT: Confidential JAMS Arbitration (2011); Lead trial counsel for a major cable company in confidential arbitration of contract dispute. Case won. PPC v. Arris International (U.S. District Court, W. Dist. of Wisconsin 2003-2004); Arris International v. PPC (U.S. District Court, Dist. of Colorado 2003-2004); Represented Arris International in patent litigation regarding coaxial cable connectors. Jury trial in Madison, Wisconsin. Cases settled following jury verdict for PPC on some issues and grant of new trial to Arris on others. C&W Fabricators v. Meriwether Capital (AAA Arbitration, New York, NY 2003); Represented buyers of business in arbitration against sellers regarding indemnification for warranty obligations. Case won. Schwartz v. QUALCOMM Inc. (District Court, Boulder County, CO 2003); Represented QUALCOMM in action brought by 87 former employees alleging fraud and breach of contract in connection with unvested stock options. Obtained dismissal or summary judgment as to 81 plaintiffs. Remaining plaintiffs settled before or during trial. People v. Filliung (Circuit Court, Cook County, IL 2000); Lead trial counsel in first-degree murder trial of defendant with history of mental illness. Obtained verdict of not guilty. SWANCC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (U.S. Supreme Court 2001); Represented Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County in Supreme Court challenge to scope of the Clean Water Act. Judgment reversed. Neder v. United States (U.S. Supreme Court 1999); Represented defendant challenging conviction on fraud and RICO charges. Judgment reversed in part. United States v. Walker (U.S. Court of Appeals for 7th Circuit); Counsel for defendant in appeal of conviction on drug charges and life sentence. Judgment affirmed.; Other Representative Cases: YAZ/Yasmin Product Liability Litigation; National counsel for Bayer in litigation alleging personal injuries caused by the oral contraceptives YAZ and Yasmin. Cases pending in federal and state courts. MDL in the Southern District of Illinois. Bayer HealthCare LLC v. Abbott Labs (U.S. District Court, Dist. of Massachusetts); Bayer HealthCare LLC v. Centocor Ortho Biotech (U.S. District Court, Dist. of Massachusetts); Represented Bayer in patent litigation relating to human anti-TNF alpha antibodies and Abbott's Humira medication and Centocor's Simponi medication. Cases settled. In re Teflon Products Liability Litigation (MDL, U.S. District Court, S. Dist. of Iowa); National counsel for DuPont in MDL including numerous purported class actions brought by consumers who purchased cookware made with Teflon non-stick coatings. Cases dismissed. In re Factor VIII or IX Concentrate Blood Products Litigation (MDL, U.S. District Court, N. Dist. of Illinois); National counsel for Bayer in world-wide product liability litigation alleging infection with HIV and hepatitis C from blood products used to treat hemophilia. Cases dismissed or settled. Charter Communications, Inc. v. Irell & Manella LLP (U.S. District Court, Central Dist. of California); Represented Charter Communications in legal malpractice action arising from a law firm's representation of Charter in a major acquisition. Case settled. SanDisk v. Infineon Technologies (U.S. District Court, N. Dist. of California); Represented Infineon in patent litigation involving flash memory devices. Case settled. Micron Technology v. Rambus (U.S. District Court, Dist. of Delaware); Represented Micron Technology in action involving antitrust, fraud, and patent claims relating to computer memory chips.
 
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Kaspar J. Stoffelmayr

54 West Hubbard Street
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