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Companies that make products come to our team to avoid disputes or resolve them quickly in order to get back to business.
With a deep understanding of your business and industry, we partner with you proactively to review industry standards and government regulation compliance. We advise on improvements in product testing, warnings and recordkeeping to reduce ongoing litigation and avoidance of future lawsuits.
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Our team controls costs without compromise. We begin with an early case evaluation to form an educated assessment of litigation risks. We staff our cases efficiently using scalable teams and employ state-of-the-art case management tools.
We know how to talk to juries and have the experience to jump in and handle a client’s case at a moment’s notice, regardless of the subject matter.
With extensive experience in class action, multijurisdictional and multidistrict litigation, we have successfully tried high-exposure cases to verdicts in some of the most challenging venues across the country. We are recognized by general counsel in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2016 as one of the top three “powerhouse” firms for product liability litigation.
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Daily Business Review | December 17, 2018
Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego is mentioned in this article as part of the successful defense team for Daher-Socata Aerospace in a $15 million suit regarding the safety of its plane.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 28, 2018
Litigation Department head Scott O’Connell is mentioned in this case summary for his role as co-counsel for a group of pharmaceutical companies. The companies successfully defended a suit by a class of customers seeking to force changes to the design of the companies’ eyedrops bottles.
Law360 | August 27, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as co-counsel for a group of pharmaceutical companies who won dismissal of a First Circuit class-action suit regarding the design of their eyedrop bottles.
National Law Journal | August 22, 2018
Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly is quoted in this story on his ongoing representation of Thornton Law Firm in a dispute over billing in a securities class action case.
Law360 | April 26, 2018
Albany commercial litigation partner Bill Reynolds is mentioned in this story for his representation of AngioDynamics Inc. in an ongoing dispute with Biolitec AG.
Law360 | April 25, 2018
Boston government investigations and white collar defense partners Mark Seltzer and Brian French are mentioned in this story for their representation of pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline in a lawsuit brought by users of its anti-nausea medication Zofran.
Law360 | November 29, 2016
This story is about a Tenth Circuit decision to vacate the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) ruling on small, high-powered magnets. Long Island commercial litigation partner Jim Weller is quoted discussing how challenging it can be for a company to take on a high-powered government agency.
Law360 | November 08, 2016
Albany commercial litigation associate Leah Bojnowski authored this column about how the Third Circuit recently held that a business’s commercial general liability insurance policy does not cover a TCPA settlement and the implications this has for business owners.
Law360 | July 30, 2016
Buffalo commercial litigation associate Tracey Scarpello is quoted in this piece discussing FDA labeling with regard to nutritional facts and regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Class Action Alert | 11.15.18
CAL/OSHA Alert | 10.20.17
Environment Law Alert | 10.20.17
Asbestos Law Alert | 03.01.17
Asbestos Litigation Alert | 12.09.16
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Vice-chair, Litigation Department
Chair, NP Trial®
Deputy Practice Group Leader, Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation
Co-leader, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness