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Covington & Burling LLP

ONE CITY CENTER, 850 TENTH STREET, NW, WASHINGTON DC 20001, USA
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Shankar Duraiswamy

Tel:
Work +1 202 662 5273
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Covington & Burling LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

Shankar Duraiswamy represents clients in high-stakes, complex litigation matters, particularly those involving products liability, mass torts, and government and consumer fraud claims. He has especially broad experience representing clients in the life sciences industry in a range of matters. An experienced advocate, Mr. Duraiswamy has litigated in numerous federal and state courts, handling cases from inception through trial and appeal.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2005 (cum laude, Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review, Executive Articles Editor); Harvard University, B.A., 2002 (magna cum laude)


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Historically known for its strong pharmaceuticals and medical devices practice, Covington & Burling LLP’s Washington DC-based team often advises on strategic issues. Michael Imbroscio, Paul Schmidt and Phyllis Jones obtained summary judgment and termination of 1,225 cases in the Mirena IUD MDL for Bayer, with Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP as co-counsel. Imbroscio, Jones and San Francisco-based Jeffrey Davidson have been serving as national counsel to Eli Lilly in litigation concerning erectile dysfunction drug Cialis. Imbroscio, Schmidt and Shankar Duraiswamy defended Genentech in the company’s first product liability suit regarding its Lucentis eye treatment product. The team includes Keith Teel and Raymond Biagini.

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