Protecting our clients and their products is our highest priority.
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.
Litigation is expensive and unpredictable.
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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Law360 | July 24, 2020
Complex Commercial Disputes co-practice group leader and Boston partner Steve LaRose and Manchester associate Kierstan Schultz were mentioned in this article for representing Aetna in a suit regarding coverage for medical device manufacturer Conformis’ customized total knee implants.
Law360 | June 25, 2020
This article, covering a federal judge’s dismissal of claims against NP client Bayer Corp. related to the company’s Essure birth control device, mentions Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes partner Vivian Quinn and counsel Tracey Scarpello for representing Bayer.
Defense Research Institute | September 04, 2019
Complex Commercial Disputes partner Vivian Quinn and associate Tracey Scarpello, both of the Buffalo office, co-wrote this article in the Defense Research Institute’s publication, analyzing the impact of the ascertainability requirement on pharmaceutical and medical device class actions.
Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2019
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column analyzing a lawsuit filed against Facebook in Washington, DC, alleging violations of state-level consumer protection laws by the social media company. This article incorporates perspective from an alert written by Washington Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Karina Puttieva.
Courtroom View Network | January 11, 2019
Nixon Peabody’s trial victory on behalf of client Daher-Socata has been selected as one of the 10 most impressive defense verdicts of 2018 by Courtroom View Network. Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Joe Ortego led the NP team.
Daily Business Review | December 16, 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.
National Law Journal | October 23, 2018
Litigation Department head and Manchester partner Scott O’Connell is quoted in this story discussing a recent decision by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals that is “a welcome development for those of us on the defense side” of class-action cases.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 27, 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 26, 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 21, 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 25, 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 24, 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.
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Privacy Law Alert | 09.16.19
Class Action Alert | 11.15.18
CAL/OSHA Alert | 10.19.17
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