Bert L. Wolff

Bert-Wolff

Bert L. Wolff

Partner

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3548 | +1 212 698 3599

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Bert L. Wolff is a partner in Dechert’s Mass Torts & Product Liability practice group and focuses his practice on complex product liability, toxic tort litigation, mass tort litigation, insurance coverage litigation and arbitration. Mr. Wolff assists clients from numerous industries, including pharmaceutical, industrial, automotive, and consumer products. He appears at all levels of pre-trail, trial and appellate proceedings in state and federal courts across the United States.

Leveraging two decades of experience as national counsel for American Sterilizer Company and Steris Corporation in their ethylene oxide product liability litigation, Mr. Wolff insightfully assists clients with managing, coordinating, and developing the defense of these toxic tort actions. Mr. Wolff’s practice also includes international arbitration, in which he has experience representing pharmaceutical clients in matters concerning coverage disputes involving Bermuda Form insurance policies. He has been ranked as a “Top Attorney” in the New York metro area by Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Wolff was an of counsel at Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan.

Experience
  • Obtained summary judgment for American Sterilizer Company following the exclusion of plaintiff's expert causation evidence in federal district court and affirmance in the Fifth Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment for American Sterilizer Company following the exclusion of plaintiff's expert causation evidence in Michigan state court and affirmance in the Michigan appellate courts.
  • Obtained summary judgment for American Sterilizer Company following the exclusion of plaintiffs' expert evidence in Illinois state court and dismissal of the appeals in the Illinois appellate courts.
  • Obtained summary judgment for Honeywell Inc. following the exclusion of plaintiff's expert causation evidence in Illinois state court and affirmance in the Illinois appellate court.
  • Obtained dismissal of RICO class action claims for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in federal district court.
  • Managed nationwide defense of Interneuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in various class actions, consolidated mass tort proceedings, and federal multidistrict litigation in the diet drugs products liability litigation.
  • Involved in the representation of an international pharmaceutical manufacturer in matters arising out of the contamination and withdrawal of influenza vaccine.
  • Represented a leading global manufacturer of protective packaging products in the nationwide defense of fraudulent transfer and successor liability claims concerning asbestos and defended a manufacturer of asbestos containing materials in various property damage actions.
  • Managed the national coordination of automotive rollover litigation involving postal delivery vehicles.

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

Education
  • Ithaca College, B.A., 1981
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1984, cum laude
Admissions
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern 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