Mass Tort

As national defense counsel in mass tort cases, we conduct discovery of large numbers of plaintiffs, coordinate written discovery responses for cases pending in multiple jurisdictions, and manage extremely large document productions. We conduct many multi-million page document reviews in both the pre-litigation and litigation context.

Our attorneys, legal assistants and technical staff collect, evaluate, process and produce documents 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.

Attorneys in the firm serve 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 many others.

In handling these matters, we try cases in state and federal courts and argue before appellate courts in many state and federal jurisdictions. In our role as national, regional and local counsel we handle prominent, media-intensive litigation. The firm works with its clients to develop public relations strategies, which maintain client confidentiality while conveying appropriate messages through electronic and print media.

In handling mass tort actions and other complex litigation, we developed sophisticated case management applications and provide 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 at a broader level. Because our systems are able to handle many different types of information, they provide a general framework for managing all aspects of complex litigation. In addition to set up and support of remote trial facilities, our technical consulting services include trial presentation preparation and assistance and training.