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Gwyn Williams

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Gwyn Williams, a partner and Global Chair of the Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions Practice, has extensive experience in the defense of mass tort and product liability claims, and other types of personal injury/wrongful death claims. Her experience has encompassed the defense of manufacturers of cigarettes, industrial products, and a wide range of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

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Litigation Partner

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http://www.lw.com/people/gwyn-williams


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

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Gwyn Williams - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Co-headed by Gwyn Williams in Boston and Thomas Heiden in Chicago, the ‘superbly diligent and clear-headed team’ at Latham & Watkins LLP has a strong track record representing clients from the automotive, tobacco and sports industries. Together with the ‘exceptional strategist’ Kenneth Parsigian based in Boston, Williams has been acting for longstanding client Philip Morris as global coordinating counsel in a lawsuit filed by the South Korean National Health Insurance Service, which claims damages for health care benefits paid to smoking patients and dependents. In Chicago, Mark Mester advised the National Collegiate Athletic Association in a number of class actions consolidated in a multi-district litigation (MDL) regarding allegations that plaintiffs have suffered adverse consequences as a result of participating in athletics at NCAA member institutions. The team also continues to represent Chevron in a series of class actions in the high-profile Hot Fuels litigation.

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

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

The ‘superbly diligent and clear-headed’ product liability, mass tort and consumer class actions practice at Latham & Watkins LLP is headed by Thomas Heiden in Chicago and Gwyn Williams in Boston. In recent work, Chicago-based Mary Rose Alexander and Robert Howard in San Diego represented Monsanto in an ongoing public nuisance claim filed by major West Coast municipalities and several states seeking to compel defendants to remediate vast water bodies. Other highlights include defending Chevron in a C-137 release contamination case, and acting for Southern California Gas Company in regulatory agency matters involving the natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility. Kelly Richardson in San Diego is another name to note.

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