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Dechert LLP

US BANK TOWER, 633 WEST 5TH STREET, 37TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-2013, USA
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William W Oxley

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Dechert LLP

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William W. Oxley, managing partner of Dechert’s Los Angeles office, is a trial lawyer whose clients trust him with their most important disputes. Mr. Oxley is a Fellow in The American College of Trial Lawyers, which is composed of the best of the trial bar and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in the United States. He Oxley has tried many cases to verdict, including products liability cases and contract and business tort cases.

Member

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA); Member, The Trial Law Institute; Member, Diversity Law Institute; Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Education

California State University, Chico, B.A., 1985; University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1988, with Distinction, Order of the Coif


United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Dechert LLP’s commercial litigation team is ‘highly responsive, well equipped and focused in its engagements’. In a significant move, Christina Guerola Sarchio joined the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; she brings an exceptional class action practice and notable trial expertise, complementing the department’s already significant trial capabilities. In a high-profile engagement, Andrew Levander, Linda Goldstein and Nicolle Jacoby are representing Fox News Network in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases. Other leading partners in the team include litigation chair Matthew Larrabee, cross-border insolvency expert Dennis Hranitzky, Los Angeles office managing partner William Oxley and Philadephia-based Steven Bizar, who is ‘uniquely skilled in his ability to address highly complex matters in a manner that is consumable by all interested parties’.

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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)

Los Angeles-based William Oxley heads Dechert LLP’s product liability, class actions and mass tort department. Recent highlights include representing Japanese manufacturer Takata and its affiliates in relation to the high-profile airbag inflator recall, including over 100 class actions and personal injury matters. In other work, the team continues to assist longstanding client Pfizer with consumer products matters. Robert Heim in Philadelphia is also active in the sector.

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

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

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Dechert LLP defends pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers in product liability litigation and consumer fraud claims. Led by Philadelphia-based Hope Freiwald, the team continues to represent AbbVie in national product liability litigation involving testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel, which allegedly causes a variety of injuries, including pulmonary embolism. The team is headed by William Oxley in Los Angeles. Philadelphia-based Ben Barnett and Nathan Hoffman in Chicago also active in the department. In May 2018, Sheila Birnbaum, Mark Cheffo and Douglas Fleming joined the firm’s New York office from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

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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

Dechert LLP’s product liability and mass torts practice is particularly active in asbestos litigation. Led by Los Angeles-based practice head William Oxley, the team recently obtained two complete defense verdicts for Union Carbide in lawsuits involving claims alleging that exposure to products manufactured by the client causes mesothelioma. In other work, Chicago-based Nathan Hoffman and Erik Snapp continue to represent Pfizer in asbestos litigation. The firm’s client roster also includes Takata and AbbVie. Philadelphia-based Ben Barnett and Hope Freiwald are other names to note. In May 2018, Sheila Birnbaum, Mark Cheffo and Douglas Fleming joined the New York office from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

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