Bartlit Beck LLP

Product Liability & Mass Torts Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Eminent trial boutique with an impressive track record of victories in high-stakes product liability matters. Highlighted for its depth of experience and outstanding courtroom abilities. Expert representation of market-leading pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, among others. Frequently appears as national counsel in multidistrict litigation, as well as class actions and single-plaintiff state claims, often handling all aspects of a case from planning and strategy to resolution. Especially active in large-scale opioid disputes, which includes serving as trial counsel in nationwide disputes.

Strengths"Bartlit Beck is the best firm we deal with," states a client. "They're incredibly strategic at everything they do and they're very, very smart. They see every angle and are always prepared with thoughtful advice."

Another client adds: "They're really measured and calm - it's the kind of team that you can hunker down in the trenches with."

"Bartlit Beck is an impressive group. they're real specialists and they've had great success," notes another interviewee.

Notable practitioners

Adam Hoeflich
is "an all-around terrific lawyer" who is well regarded both as a trial lawyer and strategic adviser. He is noted for his strength in both individual cases and MDLs. He is particularly active in product safety litigation.

Kaspar Stoffelmayr
is increasingly prominent in the market, frequently handling mass torts across the pharmaceutical and toxic tort sectors such as the opioid and Roundup disputes. "He's terrific," states a source. "He has interesting insight because he was in-house, and he's an international player."

Philip Beck
is a highly experienced trial lawyer who continues to act both for individuals and major corporations on a number of high-profile product liability cases. One commentator states that he is "probably the finest trial lawyer that I've ever seen," while another agrees that he is "the best of the best."

Rebecca Weinstein Bacon
is widely praised for her skills in product liability disputes, commercial cases and class actions. She is best recognized for advising major pharmaceutical clients in significant mass torts. Commentators note that she is "very well regarded and a very strong lawyer," with one source adding: "She's a talented trial lawyer, for sure."