Practice/Industry Group Overview
Manufacturers in Asia face serious legal risks as they pursue business interests in the United States. These risks may include product liability lawsuits, conflicts with business partners, consumer class actions and other unwelcome matters that can cost significant money and harm a company’s reputation.
For more than three decades, Wilson Elser has been defending and advising large and expanding Asian manufacturers and the insurers that protect them. Our dedicated Asia practice includes attorneys who have lived in the region for many years. We understand our clients’ customs and languages, and visit regularly to maintain strong relationships. Our attorneys provide clients with clear recommendations and respond swiftly to questions. Our team members are well known, frequently lecturing and writing about insurance topics in Asia.
Some of our attorneys are engineers, and all understand complex manufacturing issues and the sectors in which our clients compete. We are very familiar with product designs in the marketplace and are attentive to the designs advocated by our clients’ adversaries. With this knowledge we can defend clients more successfully, spot how their current practices may lead to future lawsuits, and provide practical ideas for reducing risks.
Wilson Elser’s Asia team includes Admiralty and Marine attorneys who protect the value of our clients’ investments by defending marine hull, marine cargo, marine recovery, and subrogation claims. The team also includes attorneys with extensive experience in defending household products manufacturers in fire-related claims.
This core team of Asia specialists puts Wilson Elser’s collective legal intelligence and business experience to work for each client’s specific needs. With nearly 800 attorneys in our firm’s 24 offices across the U.S., we are able to defend client interests vigorously, whether they face a product liability suit, commercial litigation or an intellectual property (IP) dispute with a competitor.