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Andy Bayman serves a wide range of clients in life sciences and healthcare, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, as well as automotive and other manufacturers and retailers in product liability and toxic tort cases.  He is a partner and the leader of the Trial & Global Disputes practice group.

Mr. Bayman is a trial lawyer who has tried over 20 cases in state and federal courts around the country.

Previously, Andy led the Life Sciences & Healthcare area of focus. With more than 300 lawyers and professionals across eleven practice groups – including over 30 M.D.s, Ph. Ds, and others with advanced medical, scientific, and technical degrees – this area of focus serves every segment of the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

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United States > Industry focus > Education

At King & Spalding LLP, the higher education practice group brings together a strong bench across government investigations and healthcare to handle work in the academic medical center space. Now jointly led by managing partner of the Chicago office Zach Fardon and trial lawyer Andy Bayman in Atlanta, the team retains its expertise in accreditation matters for colleges and high-stakes whistleblower litigation. Also in Atlanta, Tish McDonald represents non-profits and higher education institutions in complex litigation, and specializes in fiduciary litigation. Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins in Chicago has experience handling internal investigations. In Washington, DC, Mark Polston and Daniel Hettich are the key contacts for medical center matters. Floyd Newton has now retired.

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

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Able to draw upon vast product liability resources throughout the country, including many lawyers with substantial expertise in the defence of pharma companies, King & Spalding LLP has developed a strong reputation in the space, at trial and appellate level. Although the firm garners most plaudits for its trial capabilities– with many successes over the years in first impression and bellwether cases – it is also highly effective from a risk management, regulatory and advisory perspective, where it is able to deploy expertise from lawyers and scientists. Overarching head of the firm’s trial and global disputes practice group, Andy Bayman has a particular focus on handling big-ticket life-sciences-related product liability matters, including his current role as lead counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in litigation involving Zantac. Pharmaceuticals and life sciences trial lawyer Adam Spicer is recognized for his successful record in court. Geoffrey Drake  and Robert Woo  co-head the team. All named practitioners are based in Atlanta unless otherwise indicated.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

King & Spalding LLP‘s trial and global disputes team handles a full range of cross-border disputes and enforcement-related litigation. Following the departure of James Berger and Charlene Sun in October 2021, the team is led by Andy Bayman in Atlanta, who counts product liability among his areas of expertise, and Houston-based energy sector expert Reginald Smith. The group is popular among life sciences sector clients, an area strengthened by the arrival of Chicago-based Lazar Raynal in October 2021, who frequently advises on high-profile patent and breach of contracts disputes, from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. David Wallach in San Francisco, who joined from Jones Day in November 2021, also has experience in this space, as well as in the cross-border construction, energy and retain disputes. The group has an impressive complementary international arbitration team; Washington DC-based Kenneth Beale, who joined from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in March 2021 and is strong for energy and financial services sector disputes, is among the names for enforcement litigation. Also in Washington DC, international arbitration expert Érica Franzetti joined from Dechert LLP in October 2021 and has experience representing international clients before the Brazilian courts.