• A major pharmaceutical company in more than one thousand federal and state lawsuits brought by state attorneys general, cities, municipalities, hospitals and third-party payors alleging fraudulent marketing practices in connection with the sale of Purdue’s prescription opioid medications.
    • A Fortune 100 Company in thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits arising out of the company’s historic sales of asbestos products and ownership of talc mines.
    • A major insurance company as national coordinating defense counsel in Hurricane Katrina litigation in Louisiana and Mississippi. 
    • A multinational automotive manufacturing company in multiple product defect putative class actions affecting the company’s best-selling SUVs and trucks.
    • A pharmaceutical company in a certified class action alleging fraudulent marketing practices in connection with the sale of its hormone therapy medications.
    • A large pharmaceutical company in over 150 cases alleging that the use of its antidepressant medications during pregnancy caused birth defects.
    • A major American sports league in negotiating one of the of the largest personal injury class action settlements in U.S. history.
    • A major insurance company in persuading the federal district court overseeing the Hurricane Katrina litigation in Mississippi to disqualify a consortium of attorneys representing plaintiffs in more than 500 individual cases. McIntosh v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., 2008 WL 941640 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 4, 2008). 
    • An insurance company in convincing the Fifth Circuit to affirm the trial court’s dismissal of a qui tam action, even though the Fifth Circuit reinstated the action against several co-defendants. U.S. ex rel. Branch Consultants v. Allstate Ins. Co., 560 F.3d 371 (5th Cir. 2009).
    • An alcohol beverage manufacturer in successfully obtaining dismissal of several putative consumer fraud class actions against brewers and distillers in Alston v. Advanced Brands & Importing Co., 2006 WL 1374514 (E.D. Mich. May 19, 2006), aff’d, 494 F.3d 562 (6th Cir. July 17, 2007), and Eisenberg v. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., 2006 WL 290308 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 2, 2006).
    • A technology company in successfully obtaining decertification of a nationwide consumer class action against a major computer manufacturer. Compaq Computer Corporation v. LaPray, 135 S.W.3d 657 (Tex. 2004); and in successfully obtaining decertification of a nationwide “declaratory judgment” class action seeking a declaration that the defendant’s warranty violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Compaq Computer Corp. v. Albanese, 153 S.W.3d 254 (Tex. App. – Beaumont 2004).
    • An automobile manufacturer in managing the national coordination of automotive rollover litigation involving postal delivery vehicles.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1985, cum laude, Dean’s List
    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude, Fordham Law Review, Dean’s List, Order of the Coif
    • New York
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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