Michael A. Fazio
Associate | Philadelphia
Michael A. Fazio

Michael A. Fazio practices in a wide variety of litigation areas with a particular focus on mass torts and products liability litigation. He has substantial experience in defending complex class actions, including those involving claims for medical monitoring, property damage and consumer fraud. Mr. Fazio’s clients include companies from the performance materials, consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.

Mr. Fazio has experience with many aspects of litigation strategy, including fact discovery, expert discovery, motions practice and appeals. In addition, he is well-versed in developing expert witnesses and preparing company witnesses for depositions. Further, he frequently prepares partners and senior attorneys for court hearings and advises them on various legal matters concerning class certification, civil procedure and attorney-client privilege.

Mr. Fazio also maintains an active pro bono practice and is representing the estate of an individual alleging negligence and other legal claims arising out of confinement at an immigration detention facility. Mr. Fazio joined Dechert as a summer associate in 2016.

Mr. Fazio is a regular contributor to the product liability and mass torts group’s newsletter, Dechert Re:Torts.

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    • The George Washington University, B.A., 2014, summa cum laude
    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2017, cum laude, Legal Research and Writing Fellow, Managing Editor of the American Criminal Law Review
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania