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Paul Pohl

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Mickey Pohl has extensive trial appellate experience having handled such cases across the county for more than 40 years. He has counseled clients on U.S. litigation issues in Europe, South America, Asia, and the Carribean. His practice includes product liability and toxic tort matters and government investigations, including Consumer Products Safety Commission matters, as well as antitrust, corporate governance, telecommunications, natural resources, and corporate criminal litigation.


University of Pittsburgh (J.D. cum laude 1975; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Law Review; winner of The Gourley Cup Trial Competition sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association); Princeton University (A.B. cum laude 1970; Lyman Atwater Prize in Politics; nominated by Princeton for a Rhodes Scholarship; received a National Science Foundation Grant for postgraduate research)

United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

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Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

Jones Day provides comprehensive advice to clients from a wide range of industries on product liability litigation, mass torts and class actions arising from natural disasters, industrial accidents and chemical exposure. Los Angeles-based David DiMeglio, of counsel Nancy MacKimm in Houston and Sharyl Reisman in New York are the key contacts in the practice. Atlanta-based Stephanie Parker heads the wider business and tort department, and of counsel Paul Pohl in Pittsburgh is also recommended. In recent highlights, the team represented Chevron in a lawsuit filed by the City of Richmond relating to an accidental refinery fire, and successfully acted for CBS Corporation in a lawsuit regarding the liability for injuries caused by third-party asbestos added to a producers’ equipment after its sale. Frank Bayuk joined from King & Spalding LLP in March 2018.

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