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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

Primarily based out of its Texas offices but also aided by a strong national and international presence, Norton Rose Fulbright has developed a strong offering for a range of stakeholders, including component part manufacturers, retail outlets and automotive companies within the automotive/trucking sector. In this context, the team is quickly and effectively able to mobilize resources – including liaising with a strong network of external experts – to ensure that clients are most appropriately represented at an early stage in the process. Splitting his time between the firm’s San Antonio and Houston offices, co-head of litigation for the US Steven Jansma has a strong focus on  automotive product liability matters, including class actions involving catastrophic injury and death nationwide. Other key practitioners include Houston-based Brett Young, who regularly handles automotive-related disputes as a function of his leadership of the firm’s overarching US products, pharma, medical and mass torts offering, and Jeffrey Webb, who heads up the auto industry group from San Antonio.



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

Deriving particular strength from the firm’s Texas offices, as well as leveraging broader expertise across both coasts, and internationally, Norton Rose Fulbright has strong credentials among multinational pharma companies, including Takeda and McKesson. As well as handling class actions relating to personal injury, the pharmaceutical product liability team, which is led from Dallas by D’Lesli M Davis , has also developed market-leading expertise representing clients in relation to economic loss claims brought by consumers and third party payers. Pharmacovigilance is also a core strength, an area that Dallas-based associate Ellie Norris  combines, alongside her thriving litigation practice which includes a significant amount of MDL and class action work for pharmaceutical companies as defendants in product liability cases. Brett Young and Darryl Anderson in Houston are the other overarching co-heads of the US industry group.

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

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Led from the firm’s Houston office by Brett Young , Norton Rose Fulbright has a particularly strong reputation advising energy companies (including oil entities) in relation to environmental incidents. As well as his trial expertise, Young is also skilled at responding to catastrophic events and providing crisis response counselling for clients. The firm’s international network is also of great value to clients in relation to trans-national mandates. On the West Coast, Los Angeles-based Kevin Mayer is a key member of the team, both in relation to Proposition 65 matters, as well as on water-borne pathogen litigation.