Experience
  • General Experience
    • United States of America ex rel. Kasowitz, Benson & Torres v. BASF Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:16-CV-02269-RMC, U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
      Lead counsel for defendant Covestro LLC (formerly Bayer MaterialScience) in defense of “reverse” False Claims Act case alleging four companies failed to report substantial risk information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On October 23, 2017, the district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss all claims. Find additional case details here.

      United States of America ex. rel. SMSF, LLC v. Biogen, Inc., inVentiv Health, Inc., et al., United States District Court of Massachusetts
      Lead counsel for inVentiv Health, Inc., in this novel False Claims Act/AKS action against a major biopharmaceutical company and two contract research organizations.

      In re: Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2592 (USDC E.D. LA 2015)
      National team member for Bayer.

      In re: Chantix Products Liability Litigation (N.D. Ala. 2012)
      Co-lead Counsel for Pfizer Inc.

      Thimerosal-containing Immune Globulin Litigation
      (Nationwide) Co-Lead National Counsel for Bayer. 

      In re: Yasmin and YAZ (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2100 (S.D. Illinois)
      National team member for Bayer.

      In re: Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1909 (N.D. Ohio)
      National team member for Bayer.

      In re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1928 (S.D. Florida)
      National team member for Bayer.

      In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1567 (EDLA)
      National team member for Merck.

      Albright v. Merck, CV-05-2316 (Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Ala.)
      Served as part of the trial team for Albright v. Merck, in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama; CV-05-2316. Three week jury trial resulted in defense verdict.

      In re: Baycol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1431 (D. Minn)
      National team member for Bayer.

      Sykes v. Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., 548 F. Supp.2d 208 (E.D. Va. Feb 12, 2008)
      Achieved dismissal of key claims under Twombly/Iqbal.

      Sykes v. Bayer Corporation, 484 F. Supp.2d 289 (E.D. Pa. 2007)
      Prevailed on an FDA preemption motion disposing of all failure to warn claims.

      Emody v. Medtronic, Inc., 238 F.Supp.2d 1291 (N.D. Ala. 2003)
      Obtained summary judgment for orthopedic instrumentation manufacturer in product liability case.

      Hester v. Bayer Corporation, 206 F.R.D. 683 (M.D. Ala. 2001)
      Defeated plaintiff's attempts to obtain ex parte document preservation order against. 206 F.R.D. 683 (M.D. Ala 2001).

      In re: Orthopedic Bone Screw Litigation
      Represented a major manufacturer of orthopedic spinal fusion instruments in state and federal court litigation.

      Ramsay Managed Care, Inc. v. Oliaii
      Represented Australian holding company in a dispute arising from the sale of an HMO license, Circuit Court of Jefferson County, 1997-98.

      Cox-2 litigation
      Statewide and special counsel to Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client in Cox-2 litigation.

      National team member in ongoing litigation
      National team member for pharmaceutical clients in various ongoing litigation.

      Regional counsel in HRT litigation
      Regional counsel for Fortune 50 pharmaceutical client in HRT litigation.

      Statewide litigation
      Managed statewide litigation for numerous Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device clients.