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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Arvin Maskin

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Arvin Maskin is Chair of the Product Liability and Mass Tort Practice Group. He has served as lead counsel in some of the largest mass tort and product liability litigations in the country. Formerly with the US Department of Justice in Washington DC, he was the government’s lead counsel in such seminal matters such as the “Agent Orange” litigation.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1978); Georgetown University (B.A., 1975).


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s product liability and mass torts practice is headed by Arvin Maskin in New York and has a wealth of experience in a number of industries, including tobacco, cosmetics, dietary supplements and technology. Led by Diane Sullivan, the team obtained a favorable settlement for Procter & Gamble in a consumer fraud class action which alleged that the marketing of probiotic dietary supplement Align was misleading. In other work, Maskin continues to represent Japanese fiber manufacturer Toyobo in a series of investigations and litigation related to the performance of zylon fiber in bullet-resistant vests. Philip Morris, Walgreens and Nortek are also clients of the firm. David Singh is another name to note.

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

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

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s product liability and mass tort practice is headed by Arvin Maskin in New York and represents manufacturers in high-profile toxic tort litigation, often with cross-border elements. Led by Diane Sullivan and David Lender in New York, the team continues to act as lead trial counsel for Exxon Mobil in litigation related to the use of MTBE as an additive in gasoline. New York-based Theodore Tsekerides and Edward Soto in Miami are other key figures.

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