Vivian Quinn is experienced in all aspects of civil litigation with primary emphasis on managing national and regional engagements. She has exceptional case management skills, and provides critical coordination and communication on complex matters. As Nixon Peabody’s Litigation Department Resource Partner, she plays a large role in leading and monitoring team efforts and ensuring projects are staffed with the right resources and with strong commitment and communication throughout the process.
I devote a significant amount of time defending food, pharma and medical device companies as well as counseling clients regarding safety and regulatory compliance. My background in mathematics, science, psychology and law combine to provide clients with the best possible representation in matters related to these fields.
I have been following developments regarding economic damage class actions (primarily in the food industry) and will be helping clients fine tune defense strategies in this arena.
Vivian is a member of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee and serves on several editorial boards for law and strategy publications. She has also contributed to numerous publications, including Rx for the Defense, the newsletter of the DRI Drug and Medical Device Committee (editor and contributor); Consumer Product Safety Primer: An Introductory Guide to the Regulatory System; and State Surveys of Products Liability and Toxic Tort Law.
Product Liability Law & Strategy | December 01, 2016
Buffalo commercial litigation partner Vivian Quinn and associate Tracey Scarpello co-authored this piece about how the federal appeals court has been divided over the significance and scope of the ascertainability requirement in litigation involving low-cost consumer goods.
Law Practice Today | March 14, 2016
Buffalo commercial litigation partner Viv Quinn is a panelist in this roundtable piece discussing women in law. She provides commentary throughout about her background and career.
Product Liability Law & Strategy | December 01, 2015
Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Vivian Quinn and Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Scarpello authored this column “ascertainability” developments to watch as the issue in all likelihood winds its way to the United States Supreme Court.
Product Liability Law & Strategy | June 01, 2015
Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn and associate Lynnette Nogueras-Trummer authored this column examining damages models for food-labeling class action complaints.
Food, Beverage & Agriculture Alert | 05.25.16
Food, Beverage & Agriculture Alert | 05.12.16
FDA/Food, Beverage & Agriculture Alert | 12.29.15
FDA/Food, Beverage & Agriculture Alert | 11.10.15
Food, Beverage and Agriculture Alert | 08.04.15
New York University, J.D.
Columbia University, M.A.
University of Notre Dame, B.S.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Vivian was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants. Vivian has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2014.
Vivian has also been recognized by The Legal 500 (2013-present) in the area of Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, by International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers (2012-present) and by LMG Life Sciences (2013-present) as a “Life Sciences Star.”
Vivian is a court-appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and serves on the Editorial Board of LJN Product Liability Law & Strategy. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Drug and Medical Device Committee (serving on the Steering Committee), the American, New York State and Erie County bar associations, the Western New York Defense Trial Lawyers Association, and the Board of Directors for Buffalo Prep.