• In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation: Purdue Pharma in thousands of lawsuits involving OxyContin filed in both federal and state courts by public and private entities alleging RICO, consumer fraud, public nuisance, and negligence claims related to opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
    • In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation: AbbVie in national product liability litigation related to AndroGel, a prescription testosterone replacement therapy product. Mr. Hoffman was co-trial counsel for AbbVie in the first three MDL bellwether trials, each resulting in no damages recovered by Plaintiffs.
    • In re Takata Airbag Litigation; Takata Corporation in connection with the largest recall in U.S. history, resulting civil litigation, and investigations of airbag inflator ruptures by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Congress, and the Department of Justice, among other entities.
    • Former CFO of Walgreens in a high-profile defamation lawsuit that garnered significant national press.
    • In re Prempro Products Liability Litigation: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer, in several successful jury trials resulting in full defense verdicts regarding product liability and fraud claims in both state and federal courts.
    • U.S. Department of Justice vs. Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft in obtaining a complete victory in the remedies phase of a high-profile antitrust lawsuit.
    • Roquette v. A.E. Staley, Tate & Lyle plc et al.: Tate & Lyle plc, a UK company, and its U.S. domestic subsidiary against claims of trade secret misappropriation, RICO and Lanham Act violations filed in Iowa and New York by French company Roquette Freres and its U.S. subsidiary.
    • In re High Fructose Corn Syrup Antitrust Litigation: A.E. Staley Manufacturing in securing a successful settlement in a nationwide antitrust class action alleging that Staley and its co-defendants conspired to fix the price of high-fructose corn syrup.
    • A leading cell phone manufacturer in an internal investigation of theft and trade secret misappropriation regarding high-value prototype smartphones.
    • Defending a nationally recognized sports equipment manufacturer in head-injury litigation regarding claims of product liability and design defect.
    • A physician in a criminal matter regarding federal Anti-Kickback Statute and health care fraud claims.

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

    • Andrews University, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude
    • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2000, cum laude
    • Illinois
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • Keeping Up with the Food and Drug Administration — Drug and Device Defense Conference presented by HB Litigation, Philadelphia, PA (October 22, 2014)

      Speaker, "Keeping Up with the Food and Drug Administration" panel discussed FDA hot topics and upcoming issues and offered insight into the litigation implications of these developments. Topics of discussion included: Latest FDA guidances; What the FDA is watching; and Changes and updates coming over the horizon.