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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 actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

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

New York-based Arvin Maskin heads the product liability and mass tort practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, which handles class actions and product liability lawsuits in the technology, cosmetics and sports sectors. The team represented Japanese fiber manufacturer Toyobo in the two final remaining cases related to the performance of zylon fiber in bullet-resistant vests, and also defended Dometic Corporation in a class action regarding an alleged defect in the cooling units of the client’s gas absorption refrigerators. Also of note, Diane Sullivan in New Jersey successfully represented Johnson & Johnson as lead trial counsel in one bellwether case involving allegations that asbestos contamination of baby powder led the plaintiff to develop mesothelioma. David Singh in Silicon Valley is another key member of the practice group.

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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

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is headed by New-York-based Arvin Maskin and is increasingly active in high-profile water contamination cases. In New Jersey, Diane Sullivan and Allison Brown are acting for Respol in environmental litigation filed against multiple defendants regarding the pollution of the Passaic River. Acting alongside New York-based David Lender, Sullivan is also representing Procter & Gamble as trial counsel in an action filed by the Suffolk County Water Authority alleging that the client manufactured and distributed products that leached a possible carcinogenic chemical into public drinking wells.

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