Sara B. Roitman

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Sara B. Roitman

Counsel

Chicago | 35 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60601-1608
+1 312 646 5857 | +1 312 646 5858

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Sara B. Roitman focuses her practice on product liability, class action and white collar litigation. She represents clients in complex product liability litigation involving pharmaceutical medications, medical devices and consumer fraud claims in state and federal courts. Ms. Roitman also advises individual and corporate defendants in white collar matters concerning criminal indictments and complex civil litigation. She is experienced in leading and overseeing all aspects of large-scale disputes, including managing all aspects of fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, briefing a wide range of motions, including jurisdictional, Daubert and dispositive motions, and advising clients on global litigation and business strategy.

Ms. Roitman’s writing on product liability has appeared in Products Liability in New York: Strategy and Practice. Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Roitman was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Experience
  • A pharmaceutical manufacturer facing significant civil litigation in state and federal courts brought by governmental plaintiffs, hospitals, third party payors and consumer class action claims arising from the company’s marketing and selling of prescription opioid medications.
  • A Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer in defending thousands of product liability claims pending in multiple state courts and in a coordinated multi-district litigation proceeding in the Eastern District of Louisiana, involving alleged personal injuries concerning a chemotherapy medication. 
  • A medical device manufacturer’s nationwide alternative dispute resolution program involving thousands of personal injury and wrongful death claims.
  • A medical device manufacturer on global settlement strategy and multiple formal mediation proceedings and negotiations with plaintiffs' counsel from around the country.
Education
  • Hamilton College, B.A., 2003
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2010, Staff Writer and Note Editor of the Boston College Law Review
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • New York