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Venable LLP

Product Liability & Mass Torts

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What the team is known for

Highlighted for its enviable track record of trial success in major pharmaceutical disputes, with niche expertise in vaccine litigation. Highly experienced team that is particularly commended for its in-depth understanding of the scientific issues underpinning complex product claims. Regularly called upon to act in federal multidistrict litigation and is equally adept in a national coordination and trial counsel role.

Strengths

Market commentators agree Venable has "very good lawyers."

Peers identify it as a "fantastic firm."

Notable practitioners

Bruce Parker frequently acts as national counsel on major pharmaceutical MDLs, with the ability to handle complex science and medical issues in these cases.
"A smart, talented lawyer." "One of the best attorneys I've ever worked with."

Craig Thompson is best known for his strengths in medical device and drug cases, in which he often acts as national counsel.
"He is the best public speaker I have ever seen, he is inspiring and you hang on to every word he says - he's just an incredible trial lawyer." "He is phenomenal, with a stellar reputation."

Steve Marshall is widely recognized for his strength as a trial lawyer in high-profile medical and science cases, including pharmaceutical mass torts.
"He is a very good lawyer, hard-working and very smart, with good judgment."

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Overview

Venable has one of the most active and respected product liability practices in the United States. We are particularly well known for our defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in jurisdictions across the country.

In the past five years, Venable has served as lead counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) and state-wide coordinated proceedings in Arkansas, California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Our clients also routinely call on us to defend them in jurisdictions such as Atlantic County, New Jersey; Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois; Montgomery County, Alabama; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Miami-Dade County, Florida. We have also represented our pharmaceutical and medical device clients in consumer class actions, most recently defeating class certification in federal courts in California and New York. We have also assisted our pharmaceutical clients in responding to congressional investigations and in defending against mass tort claims in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Venable LLP

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Location

600 Massachusetts Avenue

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001

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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.

USA - Nationwide

Product Liability & Mass Torts


Bruce Parker
Band 3
Craig Thompson
Band 3
Steve Marshall
Band 3

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical


Bruce Parker
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