In our role as national defense counsel in mass tort cases, Dinsmore has acquired notable experience in conducting discovery of large numbers of plaintiffs; coordinating written discovery responses for cases pending in multiple jurisdictions; and managing extremely large document productions. We have conducted many multi-million page document reviews in both the pre-litigation and litigation context. Specifically, our attorneys, legal assistants and technical staff have been involved in collection, evaluation, processing and production of documents, both in hardcopy and electronic format. We also have experience in specialized document production needs such as the creation of privilege logs and document depository guides.
Experience as Regional and Local Counsel
Attorneys in the Firm also serve or have served as local and regional trial counsel for defendants in mass tort and complex litigation involving pacemakers, pacemaker leads, over-the-counter cough medicines, pedicle bone screws, post-partum lactation suppression drugs, DES, L-tryptophan; artificial butter flavoring; DPT vaccine, polio vaccine, pesticides, asbestos, building products, automobiles, industrial equipment and machinery, manufactured homes, bicycles and others. In handling these matters we have tried cases in state and federal courts and argued before appellate courts in many state and federal jurisdictions. In our role as national, regional and local counsel we have also handled prominent, media-intensive litigation. Several of the attorneys in our Mass Tort Practice Group have received formal media relations training. The Firm has worked with its clients to develop public relations strategies which maintain client confidentiality while, at the same time, conveying appropriate messages through the electronic and print media.
Mass Tort and Complex Litigation Tort System
In handling mass tort actions and other complex litigation, Dinsmore has developed sophisticated case management applications and provides technological assistance to clients in responding to discovery requests and collecting, organizing, storing and analyzing vast amounts of litigation and claims information in a secure web-based environment. These applications assist with organizing and delivering the day-to-day information required to manage large cases, as well as complex legal issues, at a broader level. Because our systems are able to handle many different types of information including scanned images, e-mail and word processing documents, they provide a general framework for managing all aspects of complex litigation. Our technical consulting services include trial presentation preparation, assistance and training, in addition to set up and support of remote trial facilities.