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Norton Rose Fulbright
HOUSTON, TX 77010-3095
United States

Work Department

Products, Pharma and mass torts


Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport

Resourcing matters utilising litigators throughout the country, including many with general product liability and class action prowess, as well as lawyers with deep industry knowledge within the firm’s discrete automotive practice, Norton Rose Fulbright provides robust representation on behalf of an eclectic mix of auto clients, including component part manufacturers and dealers; retail outlets and automotive companies. Many of these disputes relate to product defects and frequently involve the firm acting as national/regional co-ordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in class actions and MDLs. Much of the work in the space is centred out of the firm’s Texas offices, with San Antonio-based automotive head Jeffrey Webb  a popular choice among clients, as a result not only of his work in private practice but also because of his engineering background and previous in-house role for an Ohio-based tire manufacturer. The team is also increasingly active handling trucking accidents involving catastrophic injury and death, with both Brett Young and Steven Jansma serving as regional trial counsel to Vulcan Materials Company, in that regard.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

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Brett YoungNorton Rose Fulbright

Led from Houston by Brett Young , Norton Rose Fulbright is particularly adept at representing energy and chemical companies in multifaceted toxic tort contamination cases, as well as in the aftermath of major incidents and disasters. The firm’s skill at handling such cases is predicated on its ability to effectively knit together regulatory and litigation expertise, as well as to manage any attendant reputational issues and to effectively deal with media enquiries. An increasing volume of work for the practice includes personal injury and property damage claims arising from the  contamination of groundwater. In this regard, Young has been active defending clients in relation to claims based on forever chemicals as well as dioxane exposure.