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Latham & Watkins LLP
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Gwyn Williams, a partner and Global Chair of the Product Liability, Mass Torts & Consumer Class Actions Practice, has extensive experience in the defense of mass tort and product liability claims, and other types of personal injury/wrongful death claims. Her experience has encompassed the defense of manufacturers of cigarettes, industrial products, and a wide range of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.


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United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

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Highly strategic and analytical’, Latham & Watkins LLP is known for representing clients in matters related to the on ongoing opioid crisis, as well as in class actions arising from concussion-related injuries and baggage fees. The ‘extremely responsive‘ firm has particular experience acting as lead counsel to major players in the tobacco industry, but also has experience acting for global life sciences, energy and natural resources industry clients. The ‘uniformly top-notch team’ is co-led by Boston-based Gwyn Williams, who has expertise defending a range of mass tort and product liability claims; and Thomas Heiden in Chicago, who focuses on toxic tort, high-stakes energy, utilities, resource and business contract disputes. Also recommended is Kenneth Parsigian in Boston, who is known for acting as national and global co-ordinating counsel for the tobacco industry.

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

Particularly known for acting as lead counsel to tobacco industry players, Latham & Watkins LLP also has expertise in the global life sciences, energy, and natural resources sectors. Co-leading the team are Gwyn Williams in Boston and Thomas Heiden in Chicago. Notable in their team is the Washington DC-based Christine Rolph, who is ‘very collegiate while also defending her client’s interests’ and provides experience in litigating consumer class actions, toxic torts, product liability, and multi-plaintiff matters. In a recent highlight, the group is advising Chevron Corporation in a series of multidistrict class actions, in the high-profile hot fuels litigation. Mary Rose Alexander is active in this matter from the firm’s Chicago office.