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.
Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1996-1997
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)
•Bartlit Beck Defeats $5 Billion Class Action Claim
In re Teflon Products Liability Litigation (2009)
OTHER EXPERIENCEBayer Corporation, 2011-2014, Vice President and Associate General Counsel (Head of Litigation)
Mayer Brown LLP, 1997-2000, Associate
•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