Of Counsel. Former Chair of the firm's Health Sciences Department. Trial practice is concentrated in civil litigation, with a primary emphasis in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies regarding marketed products, investigational new drugs, medical devices and over-the-counter drug products. Serves as national coordinating and trial counsel and as regional counsel in pharmaceutical litigation, including class actions and multi-district litigation. Also represents pharmaceutical manufacturers, consultants and academic institutions in civil and criminal actions in related complex litigation involving health care fraud and abuse, and the defense of individual and class actions. Has conducted internal corporate investigations, audits and negotiations with government agencies, as counsel to pharmaceutical companies in grand jury proceedings and multistate investigations. Practice includes counseling regarding regulatory issues governing clinical trials and compliance in promotional activities, as well as Lanham Act claims in the pharmaceutical industry.
Product Liability Advisory Council; International Association of Defense Counsel; Board of Directors, Life Sciences Pennsylvania; Member, National Center for State Courts Lawyers Committee.
J.D., magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, member, Villanova Law Review; M.S., Secondary Education, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania.