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Paul Pohl

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Mickey Pohl has extensive trial appellate experience having handled such cases across the county for more than 40 years. He has counseled clients on U.S. litigation issues in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Carribean. His practice includes product liability and toxic tort matters and government investigations, including Consumer Products Safety Commission matters, as well as antitrust, corporate governance, telecommunications, natural resources, and corporate criminal litigation.


University of Pittsburgh (J.D. cum laude 1975; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Law Review; winner of The Gourley Cup Trial Competition sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association); Princeton University (A.B. cum laude 1970; Lyman Atwater Prize in Politics; nominated by Princeton for a Rhodes Scholarship; received a National Science Foundation Grant for postgraduate research)

United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

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Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

The key contacts at Jones Day’s toxic tort litigation practice are Los Angeles-based David DiMeglio, Houston-based Nancy MacKimm and Sharyl Reisman in New York. The team handles both high-profile mass actions and single-plaintiff suits and has extensive trial experience. In one recent highlight, Reisman successfully defended GlobalFoundries against personal injury claims arising from alleged exposure to chemicals in the workplace. In Houston, Scott Cowan and Laurens Wilkes continue to defend Jacobs Engineering in a wrongful death case, related to the deaths of four workers at DuPont’s insecticide plant. Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker heads the wider business and tort department and Paul Pohl in Pittsburgh is another name to note.

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