DLA Piper LLP (US)

Product Liability & Mass Torts Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Strong reputation as a go-to trial 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 One client states: "My experience is that they're really a go-to for us, they know the industry and they're very strategic."

Another client notes that "DLA is a full-suite firm, and for product liability, they're the best we've worked with."

Work highlights Advised Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb on an MDL involving anticoagulant Eliquis, which plaintiffs alleged caused bleeding.

Notable practitioners


Loren Brown
is a highly respected trial lawyer who is best known for his strengths in pharmaceutical mass torts. He is also skilled in serving as national counsel in medical device cases. Sources describe him as a "brilliant strategist and a go-to person for tough issues. He has great sophistication in how he handles matters."


Matthew Holian
has developed an increasingly strong reputation for defending major pharmaceutical companies as national counsel in MDLs, handling everything from discovery to resolution. One client reports: "He's smart - he's really good on the science and at developing the facts that support the science."