Sara K. Thompson

Sara K. Thompson: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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  • Terminus 200, Terminus 200, 3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500, Atlanta, GA 30305
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Sara K. Thompson is Vice Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice. She concentrates her practice on defense of products liability litigation, with an emphasis on representing manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other consumer products in state and federal courts nationwide. Sara has experience managing individual, nationwide and mass tort litigation matters involving a variety of pharmaceuticals including anti-arrhythmic medications, contraceptives, oncology medications, anti-nausea, anti-convulsant and anti-depressant medications, as well as medical devices including opthalmic devices, neurostimulators, cardiac devices, pain pumps, surgical tools, and orthopedic implants. Sara also defends class action and mass litigation involving personal care products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Sara regularly counsels manufacturers regarding review and drafting of appropriate warning language for product labeling, recalls and reporting, Consumer Products Safety Commission recalls and compliance, and other pre-litigation matters. In addition, Sara defends medical providers and facilities in complex medical malpractice cases in Georgia.
Prior to joining the firm, Sara spent four years as a litigation associate with two prominent law firms in Boston, Massachusetts.

•Products liability
•Medical device
•Consumer products

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018
•Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
• Rising Star, 2013-2015
•Team Member, The Daily Report’s Georgia Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year, 2013 and 2015-2017
•Listed, Fulton County Daily Report, Georgia's 40 Under 40, 2013
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2012-2013
•Listed, a Law360 Rising Star, Products Liability, 2012
•Team Member, The AmLaw Litigation Daily, Litigator of the Week, March 8, 2012
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Products Liability and Mass Tort Defense - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, 2011
•Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care
  • Products Liability & Mass Torts
  • Litigation
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
678.553.2392  Phone
678.553.2212  Fax
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.A., cum laude, Dean's List, Student Senator, National Merit Scholar, 1997
Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; Georgia; Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Defense Research Institute
•Member, Georgia Bar Association

Birth Information:
Edina, Minnesota, 1975
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Defended medical device manufacturer in products liability and sales representative liability lawsuits in state and federal courts nationwide.; Defended brand and generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in individual and consolidated products liability actions in state and federal courts nationwide, from trial court through appeals.; Obtained complete defense verdict at medical malpractice and wrongful death trial against a family practitioner physician in Habersham County, Georgia.; Defended medical device manufacturer in numerous products liability matters in state and federal courts nationwide involving intrathecal pain pump devices.; Represented numerous generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in products liability matters involving the alleged drug reaction Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.; Defended neurostimulation device manufacturer and sales representative in four-week trial in Texas alleging products liability, off-label promotion and fraud claims, resulting in complete defense verdict.; Represented medical device manufacturer in multidistrict litigation and coordinated state court cases nationwide involving cardiac rhythm management devices.; Defended plastic surgery practice in magistrate court trial of a medical malpractice and contract dispute, to defense verdict.; Counseled consumer products manufacturers on recalls of consumer electronics and furniture products, from identification of potential defects through CPSC notification and compliance to completion of the recall.; Represented American automobile manufacturer in products liability litigation in various state and federal courts.; Represented European fiber distributor in products liability action following fire and explosion at fabric processing plant.; The above representations were handled by Ms. Thompson prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
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