Heidi Levine is a leader of Sidley’s Product Liability and Mass Torts practice. She has defended companies in a wide variety of product liability and mass tort litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, toxic torts and other products. Heidi also advises clients on risk management, analysis and prevention, as well as conducts pre-litigation assessments and due diligence, and provides general advice and counsel to clients, largely in the life sciences industry. Heidi most often acts as lead national litigation counsel in the mass tort context, representing clients in coordinated state and federal actions, in multidistrict litigation proceedings, as well as related litigation outside the U.S. As national counsel, she formulates and implements her clients’ “end-game” strategy, which involves pre-trial discovery and motion practice, trial strategy and/or resolution options for the litigation, and leads all other aspects of the engagement, including coordination relating to regulatory, patent and business issues. Heidi has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution, designing and implementing innovative resolution programs for companies faced with complex litigation.