Lori G. Cohen: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lori G. Cohen

Chair, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice; Co-Chair, Atlanta Litigation Practice
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone678.553.2385

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Practice Areas

  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Health & FDA Business
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 678.553.2385
Fax: 678.553.2386
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Lori-G-Cohen
 
University Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 1987
 
Law SchoolEmory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1990
 
Admitted1990, Georgia; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Chair, DRI Drug and Medical Device Annual Meeting, 2014
•Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Products Liability Committee
•Co-Chair, Class Action Committee, Pharmaceutical and Health Law Subcommittee, 2008-2010
•Editor for three national publications, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Product Liability Law & Strategy and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law Bulletin
•Board Member, Georgia Super Lawyers, Advisory Board, 2012
•Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
•Member, Litigation Counsel of America
•Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
•Former Vice Chair, Products Liability Committee
•Member, Product Liability Advisory Council
•Member, Defense Research Institute
•Chair, Drug and Device Annual Meeting, 2014
•Member, Drug and Device Steering Committee
•Member, Industry-Wide Liability Committee
•Member, Medical Liability Committee
•Member, Products Liability Committee
•Member, Atlanta Bar Association
•Participant and Lecturer, Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
•Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)
•Instructor, Emory University, Trial Techniques Program
•Faculty Member, IADC's elite Trial Academy, 2000

 
LanguagesSpanish, Conversational
 
BornBoston, Massachusetts, 1965
 
Biography

Lori G. Cohen has a national litigation practice focusing on product liability litigation and specifically, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation. Lori is National Counsel for a medical device manufacturer, handling its litigation including class actions, multidistrict litigation, and trials nationally. She has served as both National Counsel and Regional Counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and has expertise in mass tort, multidistrict and class action litigation. She also has vast experience in other products liability litigation and jury trials of all kinds. She has defended numerous health care providers, including physicians, hospitals and managed care entities nationwide.

Lori has obtained 56 defense verdicts at trial. During recent years, she obtained defense verdicts as a result of a two-month trial with $30 million in alleged damages involving a laser-resistant endotracheal tube against a medical device manufacturer; a three-month trial with $78 million in alleged damages against the world's leading manufacturer of pacemakers; a four-week trial with $20 million in alleged damages involving an implantable neurostimulation device; a four-week trial with $18 million in alleged damages involving three consolidated cases against the manufacturer of a continuous local anesthesia infusion drug pump; a three-week medical malpractice trial in which she represented OB/GYN clients; and a three-week medical malpractice trial for a hospital involving allegations of an overdose on a patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump.

Lori has been profiled in Law360's 2012 Top Female Trial Attorneys, the Financial Times and The National Law Journal's Winning - Successful Strategies From Some of the Nation's Top Litigators, a special report recognizing ten attorneys from across the U.S. She has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of The 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America. The National Law Journal has recognized two of her defense trial victories as Top Defense Wins in recent years, and she has been featured in The National Law Journal's Top 40 Under 40, which highlights the 40 most successful litigators under the age of 40 in the country. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Leading Trial Lawyers, Chambers USA Guide, Outstanding Lawyers in America, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Life Science Lawyers, The International Who's Who of Products Liability Defense Lawyers, Georgia Trend's Legal Elite and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, including Top 10 Georgia Super Lawyers (2013-2015), Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-2015) and Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers (2005-2015), and she is shortlisted in Euromoney Media Group's Americas Women in Business Awards as one of the Best in Life Sciences. Lori was one of a very small group of attorneys selected nationally for inclusion in the 2010-2014 editions of Chambers and Partners USA Guide's National Pharmaceutical Industry Products Liability Table.

Lori is highlighted for having a reputation for using creative approaches to explain to lay jurors complex evidence. In addition to her vast trial experience, she has significant Daubert and scientific expertise with a number of her victories captured in published opinions. She has worked extensively on and lectured nationally regarding the use of technology in courtroom presentations of complex medical, scientific and other catastrophic injury cases.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2005-2015
•Listed, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation, Atlanta, 2014
•Listed, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law, Atlanta, 2012
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2003-2015
•Listed, Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, 2007-2015
•Listed, Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, 2007-2015
•Listed, Top 10 Lawyers in Georgia, 2013-2015
•Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, 2014
•Short-Listed, Best in Life Sciences, American Women in Business Law Awards, IFLR/Euromoney, 2014
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Litigation - Products Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2010-2014
•Listed, Leading Lawyers, 2012-2014
•Listed, Lawdragon 500, Leading Lawyers in America, 2013-2014
•Listed, LMG Life Sciences, Life Science Star, 2012-2014
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers, 2008-2014
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Products Liability & Mass Torts Law, 2007-2014
•Spotlight Table, Nationwide, Products Liability: Pharmaceutical, 2010-2014
•Georgia, Litigation: General Commercial, 2009-2014
•Nationwide, Products Liability & Mass Torts, 2007-2014
•Listed, The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2003-2014
•Team Member, Fulton County Daily Report's Georgia Litigation Department of the Year, Products Liability & Mass Torts, 2013
•Shortlisted, Euromoney Legal Media Group's Americas Women in Business Law Awards, Best in Life Sciences, 2013
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazineLegal Elite, 2008-2013
•Listed, Expert Guides, Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Euromoney Institutional Investor, 2012
•Selected, a Law360 Top Female Trial Attorney, May 2012
•Recipient, The AmLaw Litigation Daily, Litigator of the Week, March 8, 2012
•Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011
•Featured, The National Law Journal, Winning - Successful Strategies from Some of the Nation's Top Litigators, a special report recognizing ten attorneys across the nation, 2008
•Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers, 2007-2008
•Listed, Who's Who Legal: Product Liability, Georgia, 2007
•Listed, Who's Who Legal:The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2007
•Selected, The National Law Journal, 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America, 2007
•Listed, The Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003-2007
•Listed, The National Law Journal, Top 40 Under 40, 2003
•Recognized, The National Law Journal, Top Defense Wins, for two defense trial victories, 1999-2000
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events
02.27.15
43 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
02.23.15
Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen Invited to Join Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
12.09.14
Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 2014 ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference
10.29.14
Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Arthur Don, Carl Fornaris and Alan Sutin Participate as Speakers at Association of Corporate Counsel 2014 Annual Meeting
09.16.14
Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Named 'Life Science Stars'
09.02.14
17 Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America
07.22.14
Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen to Co-Chair ACI's Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Conference
07.15.14
Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide
06.13.14
Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Included in 2014 USA Chambers Guide
05.23.14
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles
05.01.14
Update on Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
01.05.13
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability 2013 - Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
05.01.12
Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
05.01.12
In Re Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation
02.06.12
Greenberg Adds Reed Smith Atty To Health Products Group
01.11.12
Product Liability Group of the Year: Greenberg Traurig
12.01.11
I wish I'd Known
05.02.11
Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions
05.03.10
Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles
•Mentioned, The Female Attorneys You Admire, Law360, March 6, 2015
•Mentioned, Product Liability Trials to Watch in 2015, Law360, January 28, 2015
•Mentioned, The Biggest Product Liability Cases of 2014: Midyear Report, Law360, July 9, 2014
•Quoted, Want to Win Over Jurors? Drop That iPhone to Start, Law360, June 27, 2014
•Co-Author, Trial, Technology and Twitter, Who's Who Legal, June 2014
•Co-Author, Effective Jury Selection: Lessons Learned From Two Recent Medical Device Trials, Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, May 12, 2014
•Featured, Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Law360, March 17, 2014
•Mentioned, Teva Prods High Court Amid Venue Fight in Painkiller Suit, Law360, March 10, 2014
•Mentioned, Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2014, Law360, January 1, 2014
•Mentioned, Medtronic Escapes Jury's $18M Surgical Fire Verdict, Law360, December 6, 2013
•Co-Author, Defending Medical Device Companies in an Era of Distrust, For The Defense, September 2013
•Co-Author, Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Product Liability, 2013
•Featured, Maintaining a Winning Streak of Defense Verdicts, Daily Report, April 25, 2013
•Featured, Q&A With Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Law360, April 11, 2013
•Featured, Women in Law, Chambers USA Guide: Women in Law, 2012
•Featured, Sharing Her Success: An Interview with Lori Cohen, For the Defense, July 2012
•Co-Author, Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Actions, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability 2012, Global Legal Group, 10th Edition, pg. 42-51, 2012
•Mentioned, In Re Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation, The American Lawyer, May 1, 2012
•Featured, How to Negotiate Like a Litigator, The Glass Hammer, April 12, 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
•Quoted, Product Liability Group of the Year: Greenberg Traurig, Law360, January 11, 2012
•Featured, You Can Do What You Set Your Mind To, Financial Times, October 11, 2011
•Co-Author, Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Litigation, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Products Liability 2011, Chapt. 7, May 2011
•Author, I Wish I'd Known, Student Lawyer, Volume 40, No. 4, December 2011
•Quoted, Shed the Stereotype! Little PINK Book, November 30, 2011
•Co-Author, Avoiding Physician Liability for Off-Label Use of Drugs and Devices, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Volume 28, No. 4, Part Three of a Three-Part Article, January 2011
•Co-Author, Avoiding Physician Liability for Off-Label Use of Drugs and Devices, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Volume 28, No. 3, Part Two of a Three-Part Article, December 2010
•Co-Author, Avoiding Physician Liability for Off-Label Use of Drugs and Devices, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Volume 28, No. 2, Part One of a Three-Part Article, November 2010
•Co-Author, When Is an Expert Not an Expert: Rule 26 Disclosures of Treating Physicians, Products Liability Law & Strategy, June 2010
•Co-Author, Implications of Recent U.S. Governmental Enforcement Activities on Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Litigation, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Products Liability 2010, Chapt. 7, May 2010
•Featured, Q&A with Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen, Law 360, May 27, 2009
•Co-Author, Lessons To Be Learned: Protecting Against Unique Claims Regarding Medical Device Sales Representatives, Products Liability Law & Strategy, Volume 28, No. 8, February 2009
•Co-Author, Foreign Clinical Trials: Exploring the Regulations Governing Drug and Medical Device Development Abroad, The Journal of Biolaw & Business, Volume 11, No. 4, December 2008
•Co-Author, Dealing with a Seriously Impaired Plaintiff at Trial, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Volume 26, No. 3, Part Two of a Two-Part Article, December 2008
•Co-Author, Dealing with a Seriously Impaired Plaintiff at Trial, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Volume 26, No. 2, Part One of a Two-Part Article, November 2008
•Co-Author, Strategies for Defeating the Fraudulent Joinder of Sales Representatives in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation, Product Liability Law & Strategy, Vol. 28, Number 4, Part Two of a Two-Part Article, October 2008
•Co-Author, Strategies for Defeating the Fraudulent Joinder of Sales Representatives in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation, Product Liability Law & Strategy, Vol. 28, Number 3, Part One of a Two-Part Article, September 2008
•Co-Author, Consumer Fraud Actions - The Applicability of the Learned Intermediary Doctrine, Product Liability Law & Strategy, January 2008
•Co-Author, When Products Liability Intersects with Malpractice Strategy, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Part Two of a Two-Part Article, October 2007
•Co-Author, When Products Liability Intersects with Malpractice Strategy, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, Part One of a Two-Part Article, September 2007
•Co-Author, Rx Drugs and Food Products Liability Cases: A Mutual Learning Experience? Update, July/August 2005
•Co-Author, Challenging the Adequacy of Warnings to Physicians: An Improper Attempt to Circumvent the Learned Intermediary Doctrine, Product Liability Law & Strategy, May 2005
•Co-Author, Fetal Neurological Damage: New Factors to Consider, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, March 2005
•Co-Author, Effective Use of Experts: The Rules of Engagement, Product Liability Law & Strategy,May 2004
•Co-Author, Recent Developments in Design and Warning Duties, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal, 2004
•Co-Author, Preemption and Other Liability Relief for Pharmaceutical Companies, 47th Annual Food & Drug Law Institute, Washington, DC, April 2004
•Co-Author, Stop Potential Claims in Their Tracks: Implementing an Effective Prelitigation Strategy to Minimize Exposure to Liability in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry, Mealey's, March 2004
•Co-Author, Restatement of Torts, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal,2003
•Co-Author, The Impact of HIPAA Privacy Regulations on Discovery of Plaintiffs' Medical Records, Product Liability Law and Strategy,June 2003
•Co-Author, Strategies Regarding Expert Retention, Product Liability Law & Strategy, 2003
•Co-Author, Recent Developments in Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Winter 2003
•Co-Author, Jumping Through Hoops: Discovery of Records under HIPAA, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy,2003
•Co-Author, A Hit or Near Miss: HIPAA's Impact on Discovery of Medical Records in Products Liability Litigation, Products Liability Law & Strategy, 2003
•Co-Author, Medical Monitoring Plaintiffs May be Allowed to File Personal Injury Suits as Well, Product Liability Law & Strategy, June 2002
•Co-Author, Trovan: Overview and Analysis of Current Litigation, Product Liability Law and Strategy, 2002
•Author, Scope of Design and Warning Duties, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal,2002
•Co-Author, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Defending a Defensible Case, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, December 2001
•Co-Author, A Creative Approach to Damages Claims in Catastrophic Injury Cases: Federal and State-Sponsored Special Education and Therapy v. Collateral Source Rule, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, February 2001
•Co-Author, Catastrophic Injury: Plaintiff's Entitlements Under Law Versus the Collateral Source Rule, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, January 2001
•Co-Author, Winning the Products Liability Case: Successful Strategies for Preparing for Depositions, ILS, 2001
•Co-Author, Admissibility of Medical Causation Expert Opinions in Federal Courts, Trial Lawyer: Journal of Strategy, Technique, and Case Management, Winter 2000
•Co-Author, Surrender or Fight: Overcoming Obstacles to Win the War in Bone Screw Litigation, Defense Research Institute, Inc. Industrywide Liability News, Fall 2000
•Co-Author, Lessons from the Firestone Tire Recall: How To Avoid the Nightmare or Lessen the Impact, ILS, December 2000 and Automotive Litigation Reporter, 2000
•Co-Author, Unwanted Opinions: May an Expert Witness's Opinions be Admitted as Admissions by a Party Opponent? Product Liability Law & Strategy, September 2000
•Co-Author, Should the Sun Set on Fraud? Application of Tolling Principles to the Statute of Repose, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, August 2000
•Co-Author, Using Daubert to Close the Door on Unqualified Experts, Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, April 2000
•Author, Use of the PDR in Products Liability Cases, Product Liability Law & Strategy, 2000
•Author, Statute of Repose / Statute of Limitations, Product Liability Law & Strategy, 2000
•Author, Strategic Use of Computer Animation and Simulation: Bringing Your Case to Life in the Courtroom, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 1999
•Author, Technology in the Courtroom: Computerized Exhibits and How to Present Them, Defense Counsel Journal, 66, no. 2: 176-192, April 1999
•Author, The Use of Psychiatric Testimony in Product Liability Cases, DRI's Rx for the Defense, Summer 1997

Lectures
•Speaker, Mock Voir Dire: Strategically Selecting the Right Jury and Communicating Effectively for the Outset, 19th Annual ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, New York, NY, December 9, 2014
•Speaker, Managing Product Liability on a Global Scale, Association of Corporate Counsel's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 30, 2014
•Speaker, The Synergistic Effect of a Cooperative Defense: An Interactive Mock Trial Examination of a Physician Defendant to Show How Working Together Can Be Mutually Beneficial for Physician and Manufacturer Defendants, DRI Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 24, 2014
•Panelist, Product Liability Litigation and Cutting the Cost of Litigation, Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum, New York, NY, September 10, 2014
•Co-Chair and Moderator, Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law, American Conference Institute, Boston, MA, July 28-29, 2014
•Speaker, Often Big, But Rarely Easy: The Latest Developments in Class Action Law, and Strategic Considerations to Avoid Class Actions and Defeat Certification When Filed, Legal and Regulatory Conference, Personal Care Products Council, New Orleans, LA, April 9-10, 2014
•Moderator, Conducting Successful Voir Dire and Selecting the Right Jury: Novel Strategies, Tactics and Ethical Considerations, 18th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute, New York, NY, December 9-11, 2013
•Speaker, Strategies for Explaining Complex Evidence to Lay Jurors, 17th Annual Eastern District Bench Bar Conference, Plano, TX, November 1, 2013
•Speaker, Navigating Multi-Forum False Advertising and Consumer Fraud Claims, Legal and Regulatory Conference, Personal Care Products Council, May 22-24, 2013
•Moderator, View from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective on Trying a Products Liability Case from Pretrial Issues, Pleadings and Motion Practice to the Trial Phase and Settlement, American Conference Institute's 4th National Forum on Chemical Products Liability & Environmental Litigation, April 30-May 1, 2013
•Speaker, Analyzing the Broadening Use of the False Claims Act and Overcoming Its Risks for Medical Device Manufacturers, American Conference Institute's 13th National Summit on Reducing Legal Risks in the Sales and Marketing of Medical Devices, April 30, 2013
•Speaker, Weathering the Storm of Trial: The Role of In-House Counsel, In-House Counsel CLE Seminar Series, Fulton County Daily Report, March 27, 2013
•Speaker, Preparing Your Sales and Compliance Teams for Their Day in Court, 17th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute, December 3-5, 2012
•Presenter, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation: Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Products Liability Litigation, Including Emerging and Novel Claims and Defenses, 2nd Annual The Best of CLE Conference, November 30, 2012
•Panelist, Leading Trial Lawyers Who Have Navigated the New Paradigm, HB Litigation Judicial and Lawyers' Forum on the New Paradigm of Cost-Driven Litigation Strategies, November 7, 2012
•Panelist, Preparing Your Device Sales and Compliance Teams for Litigation, American Conference Institute's 12th National Summit on Reducing Legal Risks in the Sales and Marketing of Medical Devices, Chicago, IL, April 23-24, 2012
•Moderator, Personal Liability Concerns for Life Sciences Counsel and Other Industry Professionals, American Conference Institute's 16th Annual Conference on Drug and Medical Device Litigation, New York, NY, December 5-7, 2011
•Panelist, The Corporate Counsel/Outside Counsel Roundtable: Practical Guidance and Case Studies from Those who Have Led the Way With Innovative Cost Reduction Initiatives, American Conference Institute's 6th Annual Forum on Reducing Legal Costs, Philadelphia, PA, October 20-21, 2011
•Panelist, MDL Insider Strategies: How to Define 'Winning' the MDL and Best Methods to Achieve that 'Win', American Conference Institute's 15th Annual Conference on Drug and Medical Device Litigation, New York, NY, December 7-9, 2010
•Panelist, Focus on the Fundamentals: Basics of Class Actions, Sixth Annual General Counsel Institute, Managing Through Change: The New Normal, National Association of Women Lawyers, November 4-5, 2010
•Panelist, The Changing Rules: Managing Issues & Crises in a Digital Age, Personal Care Products Council 2010 Legal & Regulatory Conference, Naples, FL, May 12-14, 2010
•Panelist, Trial Advocacy: The Anatomy of a Trial, 70th Judicial Conference of the Sixth Circuit, Columbus, OH, May 4-7, 2010
•Moderator, View from the Bench: The Judicial Perspective on Trying a Products Liability Case from Pretrial Issues, Pleadings and Motion Practice to the Trial Phase and Settlement (Part I), American Conference Institute's Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation Conference, Chicago, IL, April 28-29, 2010
•Moderator, View From the Bench: Current Judicial Views on Medical Products Litigation, American Conference Institute's 14th Annual Conference on Drug and Medical Device Litigation, New York, NY, December 8-10, 2009
•Lecturer, So You Want to Go High Tech, Annual Meeting of Product Liability Advisory Council, San Diego, CA, October 15, 2009

Areas of Concentration
•Jury trials
•Products liability and toxic tort litigation
•Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation
•Mass torts and multidistrict litigation
•Class actions
•Medical malpractice litigation
•Automotive products liability

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Representative Trials; Obtained a complete defense verdict following a four-week trial in October 2010 in a case involving the consolidation of three products liability cases pleading strict liability and negligence related to a continuous infusion pain pump manufactured by our client. Plaintiffs sought approximately $18 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages.; Obtained a defense verdict as a result of a three-week trial in a multimillion-dollar action brought by the husband and estate of the patient who had suffered severe brain damage as a result of a sudden respiratory arrest following orthopedic surgery. Plaintiff claimed that the patient's respiratory arrest was caused by the negligence of the nurse and the orthopedic surgeon in allegedly overmedicating the patient and failing to monitor the patient appropriately while the patient was on a morphine Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pump.; Obtained a defense verdict as a result of a three-month, $78 million trial against the world's leading manufacturer of implantable defibrillators. The action was filed as a result of severe neurological injuries sustained by a 14-year-old girl that were allegedly caused by a company sales representative's statements to a physician. The case involved novel legal issues related to sales representative liability in the context of learned intermediary and failure to warn claims.; Obtained a defense verdict as a result of a three-week trial, representing OB/GYN clients in a medical malpractice action. The action involved the birth of a brain damaged baby who was determined to have suffered an infection, transmitted from the mother, that left the child suffering from cerebral palsy.; Additional Significant Representations; National counsel for 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 counsel for global manufacturer of orthopedic medical devices in various products liability cases involving spinal implant devices.; National and local counsel in products liability action involving a prescription antibiotic that allegedly resulted in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and associated complications.; National trial counsel for medical device manufacturer defending products liability claims across the country related to continuous infusion pain pump medical devices.; National counsel for a medical device manufacturer defending products liability claims across the country related to the company's medical devices, including endometrial ablation systems and bone densitometers.; National counsel for a medical device manufacturer handling product liability claims in jurisdictions throughout the country related to medical products, including endovascular stents, surgical mesh devices and sutures.; National counsel for a pharmaceutical company in more than 25 cases nationwide involving alleged Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis injuries associated with a prescription anti-convulsant medication.; Preferred provider for two Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies.; National counsel for a Fortune 100 multinational pharmaceutical company in products liability, regulatory, and government investigations matters related to a major prescription pharmaceutical product. This representation includes selection as trial counsel in multiple existing products liability actions involving this product and advising on regulatory and pre-litigation matters regarding the products.
 
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3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
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