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Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Products Liability

7 ranked lawyersBand 1USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected litigation boutique that is commended for its strength in trial advocacy and its command of complex data underpinning technical cases. Demonstrates expert strength in high-profile mass tort and product liability disputes involving drugs and medical devices, attracting an impressive roster of blue-chip pharmaceutical clients. Offers experience acting as national coordinating counsel in large multidistrict litigation.

Strengths

One client says: "They are very strategic, thorough, and are great at mastering the science." They add: "They really get to know the business and the product, are great with witnesses, are very reliable and always provide top-notch work."

Another client says: "They are excellent trial attorneys, they are just really on top of things and a great firm to have on your side."

Sources say: "They are talented trial lawyers and talented strategists, who are smart, talented, flexible, and innovative in their approach to defending cases."

Work highlights

Served as lead counsel for Bayer in multiple federal and state cases relating to the pharmaceutical drug Magnevist.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Goldman is recognized for his expert handling of high-profile MDLs, with expertise ranging from pharmaceutical issues and medical device cases to toxic torts.
"He is excellent." "He's a good, strong lawyer and a really good colleague."

Joe Tomaselli is best known for his ability to lead expert science groups in constructing defense cases for high-profile life science entities.
"He is excellent at working with experts and on complex science issues -  it's his area of specialty, taking very complex science and making it understandable for judges and juries." "He's a great guy: super smart, hard-working and knows how to prepare a case for trial."

Ken Baum is experienced in advising on the scientific aspects of drug and medical device litigation, as well as handling expert witness preparation during major MDLs.
"He is really just top-notch when it comes to expert development – a go-to guy when it comes to having connections and really being able to understand the medical science." "A good lawyer, very focused on experts and gets good results."

Shayna Cook is a prominent trial lawyer with a strong track record as lead counsel in MDLs, frequently acting for major pharmaceutical corporations.
"Shayna is super organized and focused - she has been great to work with." "She is a really impressive lawyer, knowledgeable, reliable and dependable." "She's a very good trial lawyer and does standout work."

Tarek Ismail is esteemed for his handling of high-profile pharmaceutical product liability cases. He is also highlighted for his work in medical device litigation and toxic torts alongside his strength in antitrust class actions.
"Tarek is one of the best all-around trial attorneys - he is very levelheaded, ridiculously smart and is good at boiling down complex matters into something simple that jurors can understand." "He is great, a first-class trial lawyer." "He is one of the best pure trial lawyers in the Bar."

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USA - Nationwide

Product Liability & Mass Torts


Andrew L Goldman
Band 3
Joe W Tomaselli Jr
Band 3
Ken Baum
Band 5
Shayna Cook
Band 4
Tarek Ismail
Band 1

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical


Joe W Tomaselli Jr
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