Andy has been engaged in pharmaceutical or drug and device litigation throughout his career, and has been involved in multiple organizations and served on committees concentrating on this specific type of litigation. The firm’s work for this industry includes roles as national and regional counsel on certain medications and devices for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Andy has represented Pfizer and Bayer in individual actions as well as multi-district litigation.

Andy’s work has involved the defense of individual claims, “mass tort” claims, and class actions.

His specific experience includes:

  • Appointed as co-defense liaison counsel in In Re Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2092Member of company witness team in pharmaceutical defense, preparing and defending depositions in various jurisdictions in the United States as well as abroad (see In re Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2592)

  • Member of bellwether trial work-up team, conducting all aspects of case-specific discovery and trial preparation involving pharmaceuticals involved in multi-district litigation.

  • Briefed, argued, and developed strategy for protecting significant trade secrets during discovery process.

  • Lead trial counsel in personal injury and commercial cases tried to jury verdict.