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McGuireWoods LLP

Product Liability & Mass Torts

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What the team is known for

Prominent product liability practice with broad experience in mass torts and multidistrict litigation. Particularly noted for its expert handling of disputes arising from the automotive sector, while also active in areas such as pharmaceuticals and retail. Has significant experience in consumer fraud class action and asbestos and toxic exposure cases.

Strengths

A client states: “They are great, top-tier trial counsel. They have the expertise, are extremely responsive and well organized.”

Another client says: “They are very good at being proactive in terms of understanding our business and they go out of their way to research us and keep up with us and they give good advice.”

“The brief writing has been absolutely top-notch,” a source adds.

Work highlights

Continued to serve in several key roles to Ford Motor Company, including national product liability counsel, national class action counsel and national asbestos appellate counsel.

Notable practitioners

A key contact is Diane Flannery.

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Overview

For more than 35 years, McGuireWoods has been a national leader in the defense of products, environmental and mass tort litigation. With more than 60 attorneys devoted to these practice areas, we offer exceptional depth and experience to handle the most difficult litigation threats facing corporate America. We have defended clients in virtually every type of high-stakes litigation across the U.S. in state courts and federal courts, including defending medical devices, lead paint, toxic tort claims involving many types of chemical exposures, personal injury claims for a variety of products ranging from smoke alarms to power tools, foodborne illnesses, false labelling and consumer defective trade practices act cases, and class actions for numerous clients, including the country’s leading automotive manufacturers.

What differentiates our practice is that our lawyers are experts in developing strategically focused defense plans to help our clients achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective way possible. Whether leveraging early settlements, or winning cases outright at the pretrial stage of litigation, at trial or through successful appeals, we let the client’s unique needs drive the strategy. This is well-recognized and appreciated by our clients, most of whom we have represented for decades.

Product Liability & Mass Torts

McGuireWoods LLP

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Location

800 E. Canal Street

Richmond

Virginia

USA

VA 23219

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