Nationally recognized leaders in product liability and mass tort litigation

Clients across a broad spectrum of industries turn to Dechert when facing their most complex mass litigations

We have a long track record of helping clients successfully navigate and resolve their toughest product liability and consumer class action matters. Our award-winning litigators consistently earn the highest accolades as proven mass tort case defense specialists. This year alone, we were named “Practice Group of the Year” for Product Liability by Law360, “Litigation Department of the Year for Product Liability” by New York Law Journal, and a finalist for “Products Liability Department of the Year” by American Lawyer. We are also ranked Band 1 for Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts by Chambers USA

Our recent work has included serving as lead counsel for Pfizer in securing dismissals of entire federal MDLs including thousands of cases as a result of successful Daubert and summary judgment motions and successfully defending those victories on appeal in the Third Circuit (In re Zoloft) and Fourth Circuit (In re Lipitor). We also serve as lead national, trial, and settlement counsel for Purdue Pharma in the national opioid litigation – one of the largest and most complex civil litigations in U.S. history.

Deep Experience Across Diverse Sectors

We have successfully defended thousands of individual cases and consumer class actions in all 50 states and in federal courts, including in many cases brought by state attorneys general.

Our lawyers represent clients in mass tort cases involving:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Asbestos
  • Talc
  • Chemicals (such as DDT, PCBs, dioxin, PFOA, PFOS, and lead)
  • Automotive parts
  • Agriculture products (including genetically modified corn)
  • Foods
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Technology
  • Automobiles
  • Consumer products (including computers and cell phones)
  • Tobacco products
  • Building materials