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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Product Liability & Mass Torts

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What the team is known for

Strong reputation as a go-to trial and coordination counsel for marquee names in the pharmaceutical sector. Also offers expertise across broader products claims, including medical device and personal injury disputes as well as environmental toxic tort proceedings. Stands out for its experience in multijurisdictional disputes and is able to draw upon significant global resources.

Strengths

On impressed client says: "I was blown away at the quality of work and research, as well as by the raw intellect of the people involved."

Sources report: "Their strength is that they work as a team, you don't have individuals going out and trying to outshine others. They know their strengths and bring people in for all areas of mass torts, from science experts to coordinators."

Peers say: "DLA Piper has strength and is strategically sound."

Work highlights

Acted as lead strategic and coordination counsel for Bayer on an MDL involving Essure, a female contraceptive device.

Notable practitioners

Cara Edwards advises on an array of product liability disputes, including large-scale medical device MDLs.
"She is on her game, smart and works well with witnesses." "Her skill set of making experts relatable to the jury is outstanding."

Loren Brown is a highly respected trial lawyer who is best known for his strengths in pharmaceutical mass torts and medical device cases.
"He's easy to work with, really collegial and has a huge wealth of experience - he certainly knows the ins and outs of mass torts litigation." "Loren is very practical and is very much adept at finding creative win-win solutions in settlement."

Matthew Holian has developed an increasingly strong reputation for defending major pharmaceutical companies as national counsel in MDLs, handling everything from discovery to resolution.
"A very good tactician." "An excellent, excellent lawyer." "He's someone I would call out as really fantastic."

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Product Liability & Mass Torts

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Location

500 Eighth Street, NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004

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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


Cara Edwards
Band 6
Loren H Brown
Band 2
Matthew Holian
Band 4