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McCarter & English, LLP

Litigation

6 ranked lawyersBand 1New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A distinguished firm with expansive litigation capabilities and an outstanding reputation in New Jersey. First-class group of civil litigators with strength in a full range of complex commercial disputes, securities litigation and antitrust matters. Market-leading product liability practice covering disputes in a range of fields, including consolidated and multidistrict litigation. Also lauded in the insurance litigation space, with an insurance coverage group that regularly excels on behalf of policyholder clients. In high demand among clients from wide-ranging industry sectors, including pharmaceutical companies, sporting entities and manufacturers.

Strengths

One interviewee says: "They are excellent lawyers who are well versed in subject areas and good communicators."

Another comments: "They are very thorough and have deep knowledge."

Work highlights

Acted for RPM Development in a dispute with the City of Orange over the interpretation of a series of payments in lieu of taxes.

Defended Shore Medical Center in a putative class action alleging patient exposure to HIV and hepatitis by a former hospital pharmacist.

Notable practitioners

David Kott routinely acts on behalf of companies within the manufacturing and industrial sectors in class actions.
"He is an exemplary trial and appellate lawyer. His knowledge of the law and ability to present to the courts and jury are tremendous."

Edward Fanning frequently defends medical device manufacturers against product liability claims. He offers notable skill in handling large class actions.

Kenneth Meyer comes recommended for his extensive experience in product liability disputes. He regularly defends corporations within the industrial sector against personal injury claims as a result of defective design.

Natalie Mantell is a talented up-and-comer highlighted for her expertise on behalf of pharmaceutical and medical technologies clients in product liability litigation.
"Natalie is particularly excellent." "She communicates well and provides strategic suggestions which are always helpful."

Richard Hernandez is routinely sought out by clients within the sports sector, such as teams and associations, as part of his wider litigation practice.
"He is a tremendous attorney who is really smart." "He is excellent; he is patient and takes the time to understand the business issues."

William Wallach handles a range of commercial disputes and has recent experience representing companies within the logistics sector.
"Bill Wallach is terrific."

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial


Richard Hernandez
Band 2
William D Wallach
Band 2

Litigation: Product Liability


David R Kott
Band 1
Edward Fanning
Band 1
Kenneth Meyer
Band 3
Natalie H. Mantell
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