No matter how vigilant a business is about quality control and product safety, the risk of product liability litigation is constant, posing both financial and reputational costs. Our multi-disciplinary national product team collaborates with clients across industry sectors, focusing on efficient, cost-effective solutions tailored to each client’s industry-specific needs.

Our attorneys have a successful track record defending product companies in state and federal courts across the country. Clients call on us when they know a case may need to be tried or when a complex class action requires experienced, strategic case management. We also develop strategies that expedite closure to challenging controversies through early motion practice or strategic mediation.

Helping companies avoid litigation is a critical component of our practice. We guide clients through regulatory, risk management, and product development challenges, including review and drafting of product manuals and warnings; analysis of corporate structure; and failure analyses. Intimately understanding our clients’ business and products enables our product liability lawyers to anticipate and prepare our partners for industry challenges before they develop into legal problems.

Our team has successfully coordinated complex controversies, moving them toward early and favorable resolutions. By developing private alternative dispute resolution programs, we give clients greater control over the most problematic aspects of litigation and minimize costs. We also have coordinated preemptive voluntary product service campaigns that have mooted class action claims.

We complement our litigation philosophy with perspective gained from counseling companies on avoiding product failures and compliance issues in the first place.

Our product liability practice is seamlessly integrated with national White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations, Labor and Employment, Class Action Litigation, and Privacy and Data Security practices. Our interdisciplinary teams anticipate and vigorously defend product companies in government investigations and OSHA investigations attendant to litigation, while counseling companies on cyber and data risks.

We represent clients ranging from start-ups and growing businesses to the world’s largest manufacturing companies, including:

  • AM General, LLC
  • CSL Behring
  • DuPont
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • Interface Performance Materials
  • Kia Motors America, Inc.
  • Magnesita Refractories
  • Milacron Inc.
  • PECO
  • Ryan Homes
  • Subaru of America, Inc.
  • Valero Energy Corp.
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Our attorneys help automotive companies across the country to protect the product and the company’s brand image. Our team has handled significant class actions, serial warranty claims, government investigations, and the coordination of catastrophic personal injury matters arising from failed recalls, on behalf of automotive manufacturers and component part suppliers. We also counsel clients on regulatory and risk management issues related to vehicle development, claims handling, customer and dealer communications, and product literature.

As a strategic partner to clients, we stay abreast of new issues and emerging trends in the automotive industry, including the development of autonomous vehicles. Working with our Privacy and Data Security Group, we have conducted scoping audits and developed protocols for ISO compliance and litigation preparedness that address the issues unique to automotive companies.

Our attorneys have defended industrial clients in significant catastrophic injury cases arising from chemical exposures, fires, and explosions, including benzene exposure, hydrogen disulfide, nitrous oxide, and nitrogen exposures, entrapment claims, building and furnace explosions, and industrial machine accidents. We have the skill and experience necessary to handle the most sensitive and complex cases.

Our team has developed a deep knowledge of the interplay of immunity issues arising from worker’s compensation, OSHA impacts, and managing multiple interdisciplinary experts. We also advise companies on compliance with ANSI warnings standards and development of warning labels for applications including steel making, industrial machines, and agriculture.

Our attorneys address legal issues that arise in the development of commercial and energy products, particularly the failure effects of smart meters. We have significant experience with applicable UL and ANSI standards, and we regularly analyze the warnings and operational procedures associated with lithium-powered home energy sources, as well as solar panels.

We successfully defend class actions brought under the New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract and Warranty Notice Act (TCCWNA), a challenging law that regulates sales disclosures made by product companies in website and other advertising materials.