Mara Cusker Gonzalez

Mara Cuasker-Gonzalez

Mara Cusker Gonzalez

Counsel

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 641 5665 | +1 212 698 3599

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Mara Cusker Gonzalez represents defendants in product liability, toxic tort and consumer fraud actions. She works closely with her clients to manage and advise on all aspects of complex litigations in state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigations involving thousands of cases. Ms. Cusker Gonzalez has prepared successful motions to dismiss qui tam, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and consumer fraud class actions involving the marketing of prescription medications and biotechnology products as well as motions to exclude experts and for summary judgment in product liability cases. She has also helped secure significant related appellate victories. Ms. Cusker Gonzalez has successfully argued on behalf of clients in New York courts and in pro bono immigration, employment and housing matters. She has represented leading pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Purdue Pharma and Amgen.  

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Cusker Gonzalez was of counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Education
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 1998, Phi Beta Kappa
  • New York University, M.U.P., 2001
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2005, Stone Scholar, Managing Editor of Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
Admissions
  • New York
  • 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 Western District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit