Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Product Liability & Mass Torts Department

USA - Nationwide
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Overview

For more than 30 years, Skadden has earned a reputation as a "go-to" firm for companies facing, among other issues, their most challenging product liability matters. Frequently serving in roles such as lead coordinating counsel and lead "strategists," Skadden's Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation Group has helped clients navigate multifaceted legal challenges. With plaintiffs' firms amassing thousands of substantial personal-injury claims virtually overnight, and crusading attorneys general often joining forces with private counsel to launch litigation assaults on corporate America, coordinating a strategy to defend on multiple fronts has become critical — and Skadden's capabilities have put us on speed-dial for numerous Fortune 100 companies facing significant threats to their businesses.

As the pioneer of the "national counsel" model of handling mass torts litigation and a trendsetter in defending multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceedings, Skadden approaches each engagement with the client's broader business objectives in mind. While others may fixate on the traps and obstacles that lie ahead in a litigation, we take a "big picture" approach, crafting a multipronged strategy that helps our client to defend on every front simultaneously, while also seizing opportunities to achieve early victories.