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Dechert LLP

77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 3200, CHICAGO, IL 60601, USA
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Nathan Hoffman

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Dechert LLP

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Litigation

Career

Nathan Hoffman is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in state, federal and multi-district litigation concerning product liability, consumer fraud class actions, antitrust, and white collar criminal defense matters. He has particular expertise in handling matters for clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, food and beverage and consumer products industries.

Education

Andrews University, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude; Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2000, cum laude


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Highly regarded in the pharmaceutical space, Dechert LLP is particularly experienced in handling product liability, mass tort and class actions for manufacturers and distributors. Jointly led by New York-based Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo, the team is representing Purdue Pharma as national counsel in over 1,400 cases regarding its prescription opioid medication, and is defending Pfizer as lead national counsel in litigation relating to the antidepressant Zoloft, which allegedly causes birth defects in children when taken during pregnancy. The practice group also continues to represent AbbVie in national product liability litigation involving testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel, including an MDL in Chicago in which Nathan Hoffman takes the co-trial counsel role. Moreover, the team is acting as lead appellate counsel for Johnson & Johnson in the mass tort litigation claiming personal injury from use of anti-psychotic medication Risperdal. Philadelphia-based Ben Barnett and Douglas Fleming in New York are other key members 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

Dechert LLP is well known for representing pharmaceutical companies in chemical exposure claims, and also has experience in water contamination matters. Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo, who jointly head the team from New York, are defending Pfizer in product liability litigation relating to the antidepressant Zoloft, which allegedly causes birth defects in children when taken during pregnancy; the duo is also acting for Purdue Pharma in multiple cases concerning opioid medication. Los Angeles-based William Oxley continues to act as lead trial counsel for Union Carbide in asbestos litigation across the US. Nathan Hoffman in Chicago and Hope Freiwald in Philadelphia are also recommended.

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