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Product Liability & Mass Torts - USA - Nationwide
"She is a presence in the courtroom and has a great breadth of experience in all types of litigation. She can quickly assess a situation and her judgments and observations are always sound." "She is very good, very effective and well liked by juries."
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DEBRA E. POLE is a partner in Sidley’s Los Angeles Litigation group and a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She trains, supervises, and manages a number of lawyers and paraprofessionals in the Products Liability and Mass Torts practice in Los Angeles. Ms. Pole is recognized globally as a leader in the products liability area. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in multi-district litigation (MDL), class actions and products liability litigation. Ms. Pole has extensive jury trial experience in both federal and state courts involving mass tort litigation, class actions, complex litigation and Daubert proceedings.
Ms. Pole’s noteworthy experience includes:
•Acted as National Coordinating Counsel for defendants in the high profile silicone breast implant litigation (in MDL and state coordinated proceedings) and the diet drug litigation.
•Lead trial counsel in HRT and other bone drug litigation, drug infusion litigation and other pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.
•Trial counsel in mask and respirator litigation (asbestos and silica) and in dietary supplement litigation.
•Trial counsel in talcum powder litigation.
•National Coordinating Counsel in HIV Litigation.