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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard A Edlin

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Mr. Edlin is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has broad experience in both trial and appellate courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has tried cases in federal and state courts all over the country and has handled domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Edlin handles a wide variety of litigation and routinely acts for companies and their management in areas such as securities, general commercial and contractual disputes, antitrust, and intellectual property. He is currently handling matters for leading financial institutions arising out of the economic downturn and real estate collapse; intellectual property litigation for major electronics/consumer companies; for leading pharmaceutical companies involved in contract disputes; antitrust investigations; and for individuals involved in various commercial disputes. Mr. Edlin is the chair of Greenberg Traurig's New York Litigation Practice and the Regional Operations Chair.

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

The sizable litigation group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP has significant geographic reach and litigates cases around the country. It is well versed in ‘bet the company’ disputes in diverse sectors, including healthcare, financial services and energy. A New Jersey-based team led by practice co-chair Philip Sellinger was retained to represent Marriott Ownership Resorts and several related entities in a putative class action that concerns timeshare resorts in 11 states. Houston-based Mary-Olga Lovett secured a complete victory for MotherRock in a case brought by certain investors alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty, among other claims. Alan Mansfield jointly chairs the practice from New York, where Richard Edlin is also based.

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

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

Co-headed by Francis Citera in Chicago and Robert Herrington in Los Angeles, the department at Greenberg Traurig LLP has a strong track record representing manufacturers in high-profile product liability lawsuits and class actions. Recent work includes representing longstanding client Twin Hill in a putative class action brought by American Airlines flight attendants who alleged that uniforms caused various health problems. In Los Angeles, Rick Shackelford successfully defended Ocean Spray Cranberries against a class action alleging misleading labeling. New York-based Richard Edlin and David Sellinger in New Jersey lead the defense of Samsung Electronics in a nationwide class action, in which plaintiffs claim that the glass covering the rear camera lens in S7 smartphones shatters without external force being applied. The firm’s client base also includes Reynolds Tobacco and Fifth Generation.

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