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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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James Brogan

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Product Liability, Mass Torts and Product Stewardship

Position

Partner and Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US Litigation Group

Career

James Brogan's trial practice includes commercial disputes, intellectual property, products liability and toxic torts. Clients also turn to him for advice on discovery, risk management, loss prevention, litigation training, and cost containment. He is often consulted on prophylactic measures involving commercial disputes; products liability and the protection of intellectual property in the context of product liability litigation. Real trial experience and extensive training in the physical and biological sciences, provides him with unique insight into the legal, technical and practical aspects of clients' strategies.

Education

JD, Villanova University School of Law; BA, Indiana University


United States: Dispute resolution

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

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

Philadelphia-based Raymond Williams and Christopher Young in San Diego co-head DLA Piper LLP (US)’s nationwide product liability and mass torts practice. The team advises OEMs, such as Porsche and Ford, on contentious and non-contentious matters, including risk mitigation, product recalls and litigation. Other key figures in the department are James Brogan in Philadelphia and Joel Dewey in Baltimore.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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