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McGuireWoods LLP

GATEWAY PLAZA, 800 EAST CANAL STREET, RICHMOND, VA 23219, USA
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Work +1 804 775 1000
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Fax +1 804 775 1061
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Sam Tarry

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Work +1 804 775 7873
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McGuireWoods LLP

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Product and Consumer Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Chair, Product and Consumer Litigation Department; Member, Trial Practice Steering Committee. Represents clients in tort, environmental, public health litigation in state and federal courts; managed thousands of cases to dismissal or resolution. Served as punitive damages counsel when corporate conduct at issue, coordinating defenses at both trial and appellate levels. Frequent speaker on professional ethics in mass tort litigation.


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport

McGuireWoods LLP’ Diane Flannery heads the products, environmental and mass tort litigation practice and Perry Miles leads the automotive product liability practice group. Miles continues to act as lead trial counsel to Ford in product liability litigation and, together with Samuel Tarry and automotive expert Tracy Walker, co-heads the consumer class action team, which continues to serve as national counsel to Ford in consumer fraud class actions. Mazda, Volkswagen and Olympus are also clients of the firm. All named partners are based in Richmond.

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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)

McGuireWoods LLP’s products, environmental and mass tort litigation practice is headquartered in Richmond and handles matters in the food, equipment, tobacco and recreational products industries. Practice head Diane Flannery continues to act as lead counsel in the defense of Lumber Liquidators in two MDLs concerning the presence of chemicals in laminate flooring sold by the client, one of which has been settled. In other work, Terrence Bagley and Atlanta-based Angela Spivey act as national labeling counsel to food company Conagra and successfully defended the client in several putative class actions and class certification cases. Perry Miles and Samuel Tarry are also recommended. All partners are based in Richmond, unless otherwise indicated.

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