The American Lawyer Names Jonathan Tam a “Young Lawyer of the Year” Finalist  

August 09, 2022

Jonathan Tam, a partner in Dechert LLP’s product liability and mass torts practice, has been recognized by The American Lawyer and named a “Young Lawyer of the Year” finalist for litigation in the publication’s 2022 Industry Awards. The award honors lawyers under the age of 40 who have made an impact that goes “above and beyond” in their area of legal practice.

Mr. Tam, who was recently honored by Law360 as a Rising Star in product liability and named to the Daily Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list, which honors exceptional young lawyers in California, has represented major pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies and consumer electronic companies, and other innovative products manufacturers, in some of the most complex and high-stakes mass tort product liability litigations, multi-district litigations (MDLs), consumer fraud actions and class actions in the United States, including cases filed by State Attorneys General.

Mr. Tam has led, managed, and handled various aspects of complex, nationwide litigations in state and federal courts, including serving as trial and appellate counsel. In particular, he has extensive experience litigating the admissibility of expert testimony. His work has led to the dismissal of plaintiffs’ general causation testimony, which resulted in summary judgment in favor of his clients in a number of high-stakes mass tort litigations.

Individuals and firms recognized by The American Lawyer will be honored in a ceremony in New York on November 10.

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