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Arnold & Porter

Product Liability & Mass Torts

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What the team is known for

Prominent product liability practice, offering broad geographic reach and strength in depth. Fields notable life sciences industry expertise. Impressive bench of trial and appellate attorneys, acting across areas such as tobacco disputes, toxic torts and major consumer fraud actions. Particularly strong in the pharmaceutical sector when conducting high-profile cases for market-leading drug companies. Offers considerable capacity in California Proposition 65 and CPSC-related matters on behalf of a broad client base.

Strengths

Peers agree that "it's a very experienced, excellent products firm."

A client reports: "They have been fantastic on this case. Their responsiveness has always been excellent and strategic thinking has been a strength."

Another source calls this "one of the premier firms."

Work highlights

Served as national counsel to AstraZeneca in litigation involving nearly 13,000 cases alleging that the company’s proton pump inhibitor medications, Nexium and Prilosec, cause kidney injuries.

Notable practitioners

Anand Agneshwar is impressively active in the pharmaceutical sector, where he has acted for major national clients in several MDLs and consumer fraud litigation.
"He is a leading, go-to lawyer for MDL work." "An experienced trial lawyer and a great business partner - easy to work with, responsive and able to solve complex problems." "He's a brilliant trial lawyer, but also a great strategist as well. He's also just very personable at the same time."

Arthur Brown is esteemed for acting as national counsel for major pharmaceutical companies in large-scale mass torts, including Bayer, Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
"He is an outstanding advocate and great attorney." "He's an excellent strategist." "He's been strong in thinking ahead in terms of where things are going and how they might impact the case."

Eric Rubel is well regarded for his experience in consumer product safety issues, fielding considerable expertise in CPSC actions, including compliance, recalls and enforcement proceedings.
"He is an expert in the product recall space." "Eric is a smart guy and good litigator."

Pamela Yates is best recognized in the market for her skills at trial, frequently handing major pharmaceutical MDLs, including opioid litigation, as well as toxic tort matters.
"She is an excellent trial lawyer." "She has an incredible presence. She is smart, talented and works hard." "She's the real deal."

William Hoffman is well regarded for his experience as coordinating counsel for pharmaceutical mass torts and market-leading MDLs.
"He is just a terrific lawyer, with really sound judgment." "He is a strategist and he is a go-to guy - he is very deliberate in thought, just a very talented lawyer."

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Product Liability & Mass Torts

Arnold & Porter

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250 West 55th Street

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019-9710

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide

Product Liability & Mass Torts


Anand Agneshwar
Band 2
Arthur Brown
Band 3
Pamela Yates
Band 2
William Hoffman
Band 3

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical


Anand Agneshwar
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