Faegre Drinker

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading team of litigators offering experience across a range of domestic and international disputes, drawing on a strong national network when handling multijurisdictional litigation. Highlighted for its strength in product liability and mass tort claims, in addition to fielding expertise in trade secrets and IP disputes. Robust skills in handling matters at the appellate level. Experienced in handling toxic torts and franchise disputes. Broad litigation capabilities complemented by additional expertise in mediation and arbitration.

Strengths Commentators say: "It is very impressive, its lawyers have the highest level of analytical ability, present in an unusually clear and effective fashion and are very well prepared."

Work highlights Represented Zimmer Biomet in a dispute with supplier Beamalloy whereby the company sought to terminate its license and supply agreement with Beamalloy as the latter's coating on its products was allegedly not safe or effective.

Notable practitioners

Brian Paul 's broad appellate practice includes representing clients from industries such as healthcare in complex appeals. Sources say he is a "very strong and thorough appellate advocate."

Joseph Tanner is highly regarded for his strength in product liability cases. He defends producers of medical devices and pharmaceuticals, among other clients.