Brian Alexander Wahl

Partner
Representative Experience
  • General Experience
    • National and regional defense of multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers
      Defense, management and coordination of products liability litigation on a regional and national basis.

      Statewide defense of multinational pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers
      Responsible for the defense of products liability claims involving prescription medications and medical devices filed throughout Alabama and in federal multidistrict litigation.

      Statewide defense of multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer
      Responsible for the defense of hundreds of product liability claims involving an OTC medication filed throughout Alabama and in a federal MDL court.

      Summary judgment for multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer in Alabama state court
      Obtained case-dispositive summary judgment in Montgomery County for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer in a mass action brought by third-party payor health insurers seeking reimbursement for medicines prescribed for “off label” uses.

      Summary judgment for multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer in federal court
      Secured case-dispositive summary judgment for client on wrongful death claim asserting strict liability and fraud.

      Summary judgment/Daubert victory for multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer in Alabama state court
      Secured case-dispositive summary judgment in Mobile County for client on wrongful death claim asserted on behalf of infant child.

      Lender/Servicer trial counsel in contested foreclosures - Alabama and Florida
      Successfully litigated and tried numerous contested foreclosures on behalf of mortgage servicers throughout Alabama and Florida.

      Prosecution of shareholder derivative suit
      Obtained a $600,000 jury verdict on behalf of a minority shareholder in a derivative suit for breach of fiduciary duty against his majority partner. The jury also entered a verdict in favor of the firm’s client on the majority partner’s $3 million counterclaim.

  • MDL Experience
    • In re: Rezulin Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1348 (S.D. N.Y.)
      Prepared and defended sales force depositions.

      In re: Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1407 (W.D. Wash.)
      Responsible for case-specific work-up of scores of assigned cases, including depositions of plaintiffs, treaters and sales reps.

      In re: Baycol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1431 (D. Minn.)
      Responsible for case-specific work-up of assigned cases.

      In re: Prempro Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1507 (E.D. Ark.)
      Served as regional counsel assigned to depose plaintiffs and treating physicians in assigned cases.

      In re: Neurontin Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1629 (D. Mass.)
      Responsible for case-specific work-up of assigned third-party payer reimbursement cases.

      In re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1789 (S.D. N.Y.)
      Served as local counsel.

      In re: Trasylol Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1928 (S.D. Fla.)
      Responsible for case-specific work up of assigned cases, including depositions of plaintiffs, neurologists and neurosurgeons.

      In re: Chantix Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2092 (N.D. Ala.)
      Responsible for case-specific work up of assigned cases, including depositions of bellwether plaintiffs, fact witnesses and treating physicians.

      In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2423 (S.D. N.Y.)
      Responsible for case-specific work-up of assigned MDL cases, including depositions of plaintiffs, treaters and neuro-ophthalmologists. Serve as local counsel in state court wrongful death action.