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Bruce Hurley

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Bruce Hurley is a partner in the Houston office of King & Spalding and a member of its Litigation Practice Group.


Memberships American and Houston Bar Associations State Bar of Texas Life Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation ABA Litigation Section Co-chair Toxic Tort Subcommittee 2005-2006 Co-chair Membership Subcommittee 2006-2007 Defense Research Institute DRI Trial Tactics and Techniques Committee A past President of the Alumni Board of University of Houston Law Review and a current member of the Board of Directors of University of Houston Law Review, Mr. Hurley also is active in the Houston Volunteer Lawyers’ Association, has been a volunteer for the Lawyers in Public Schools Program, and is a graduate of Class XVII of Leadership Houston. Mr. Hurley currently serves on the Law Advisory Board for Children At Risk.


J.D., cum laude, University of Houston B.S.S., Southwestern University

United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

The pharmaceutical and medical device litigation team at King & Spalding LLP was strengthened by the October 2018 hire of Austin-based Melvin Bailey from Crowe Arnold & Majors LLP. In recent highlights, practice head Bruce Hurley and Tracie Renfroe in Houston defended Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics as co-lead trial counsel in personal injury claims, including an MDL relating to a metal-on-metal hip implant. Andrew Bayman in Atlanta continues to represent GlaxoSmithKline as national counsel in litigation related to the anti-depressant medication Paxil, which involves allegations that the use of the drug increases the risk of suicidal behavior in adult patients. In addition, Los Angeles-based Alexander Calfo is acting as coordinating and trial counsel in California for Johnson & Johnson Consumer in the talc powder litigation, having recently defended the client against a plaintiff claiming she developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to the alleged asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products. Other clients include Halyard Health, Eli Lilly and Allergan. Senior counsel Chilton Varner in Atlanta is also recommended.

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