Bartlit Beck LLP, 2015-present, Partner (since 2019)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 2013-2014, Associate
Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Litigation
Counsel for Johnson & Johnson in defense of lawsuits alleging personal injuries caused by pelvic mesh medical devices. Member of trial team led by Bartlit Beck that secured complete defense verdict after three week jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Click here and here to learn more about the case.
FortuNet Inc. v. Gaming Arts LLC (Clark County, NV)
Second chair trial counsel for Gaming Arts in two week jury trial alleging breach of contract and unfair competition claims. Directed two witnesses, including damages expert, cross-examined opponent’s expert and fact witnesses, and conducted day-long voir dire to select jury. Second phase of trial led to jury verdict against Gaming Arts. The Court reversed the jury’s verdict on Gaming Arts’ claim for breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing due to manifest disregard of the Court’s instructions. Retrial on that claim is scheduled for 2020.
Xarelto Personal Injury Litigation
National counsel for Bayer in defense of lawsuits alleging personal injuries caused by novel oral anticoagulant Xarelto.
YAZ/Yasmin Product Liability Litigation
Counsel for Bayer in nationwide product liability litigation alleging personal injuries caused by the oral contraceptives YAZ and Yasmin. MDL in the Southern District of Illinois and coordinated proceedings in California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
LoggerHead v. Sears (N.D. Illinois)
Represented LoggerHead against Sears and Apex in a lawsuit alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement and several tort claims arising from Sears’ sales of Craftsman Max Axess Locking Wrenches. After eight-day trial, won jury verdict of patent infringement, and won jury verdict of willful infringement, entitling LoggerHead to treble damages on top of the $5.97 million award. In post-trial briefing, the court granted a new trial and later granted summary judgment in favor of Sears and Apex. Briefing continues in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here (Law 360) and here (Crain's Chicago Business) to learn more about the case.