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Covington & Burling LLP

Product Liability & Mass Torts

3 ranked lawyersBand 1USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Dynamic group that maintains a strong position in the nationwide market, evidenced by notable trial victories in the pharmaceutical space. Also handles complex cases in other product areas, including mass torts and class actions involving construction and consumer product industries. Frequently called upon to litigate major multidistrict matters and advise on appeals. Also notably expert in product recall investigations and enforcement actions.

Strengths

One client says: "This team was excellent and provided thoughtful and strategic advice that demonstrated their understanding of our business needs."

An interviewee reports: "What I like about their experience is that it's pretrial and trial. They are able to run the gamut and do that with a very strategic lens - that steps them out and has served us well."

"They are incredibly strong in this field, both in terms of products generally and mass torts in particular," confirms a source.

Work highlights

Acted for Eli Lilly on an MDL in the Northern District of California alleging that the erectile dysfunction medicines Cialis and Viagra can lead to melanoma.

Notable practitioners

Michael Imbroscio is renowned for his strengths in strategy and briefing on mass torts, especially in the pharmaceutical sector.
"His performance in court is just spectacular. He is a real strategic thinker and has a great sense of what it takes to win a case and how to get there." "He has a very practical and business-oriented approach."

Paul Schmidt is highly experienced both in trial and at appeal, with particular strength in pharmaceutical litigation and toxic torts.
"He is absolutely fantastic, a great strategic thinker and trial lawyer - the all-around package." "A great trial lawyer." "He has that depth of regulatory understanding."

Phyllis Jones is an esteemed trial lawyer in pharmaceutical defense, with a caseload that includes opioid litigation and disputes regarding Pradaxa.
"She is just amazing -  she's so convincing in front of a jury." "A fabulous trial lawyer."

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Product Liability & Mass Torts

Covington & Burling LLP

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22 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2N 4 NQ

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Product Liability & Mass Torts


Michael X Imbroscio
Band 2
Paul W Schmidt
Band 1
Phyllis A Jones
Band 3