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Product liability litigation regularly involves the highest stakes in cases of extreme complexity. Faced with such franchise-threatening matters, the world’s leading corporations trust Paul, Weiss to lead them to victory. Our superior ability to establish a winning, long-term strategy, our unique skill at breaking down and presenting complicated material, and our vaunted trial prowess make us counsel of choice in many of the most important product liability lawsuits.

Our Practice

We help clients successfully navigate product liability, major health and safety matters, toxic torts, design defect and consumer claims. We have acted in numerous high-profile matters concerning asbestos products, hormone replacement therapies, “Lights” cigarettes, concussion litigation and alleged environmental contamination, among others.

Clients regularly entrust us with high-impact cases that don’t fit the traditional mold. We work closely with them to identify and narrow potential issues, creating a road map to navigate challenges effectively. Over the years, we have been retained in highly sensitive and intricate matters at their most crucial junctures:

  • at the outset, when a winning strategy needs to be established in order to set the tone for a multitude of similar cases to follow;
  • midway, as replacement counsel to revise strategy and reverse painful losing streaks; and
  • immediately before trial, when having seasoned courtroom advocates is essential.

Our team includes a renowned trial lawyer who has played a leading role in many of the nation’s highest-profile product liability litigations of the past 35 years, as well as a deep bench of other highly regarded trial lawyers and discovery and appellate experts. We have achieved significant victories in individual bellwether product liability trials and have struck a number of global settlements involving multidistrict litigation. We have also defeated class certification motions in several state courts and won outright dismissal of class actions in others. If product liability litigation triggers securities class actions or parallel investigations by regulators or prosecutors, we will work with our highly esteemed Securities and White Collar & Regulatory Defense practices to successfully handle the matter at hand.

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