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Gwyn Williams

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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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Litigation Partner

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http://www.lw.com/people/gwyn-williams


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

The product liability, mass torts and consumer class action practice at Latham & Watkins LLP is co-headed by Chicago-based Thomas Heiden and Gwyn Williams in Boston. The team is particularly active in the tobacco and sports sectors, as evidenced by its continued representation of longstanding clients Philip Morris, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and National Collegiate Athletic Association in several class actions. Together with Chicago-based environmental litigation practice head Mary Rose Alexander, Heiden represents Chevron in a series of class actions in the high-profile Hot Fuels litigation and obtained dismissal of the three lead California cases, in which plaintiffs alleged that, due to gasoline expanding in warm weather conditions, they received less BTUs and MPG for the same price. Kenneth Parsigian in Boston is recommended for his extensive expertise in class actions and mass torts in the tobacco sector and Chicago-based Mark Mester is another key figure. Andrew Clubok joined the Washington DC office in December 2017 from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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

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

Latham & Watkins LLP’s sizeable product liability, mass tort and consumer class actions practice is jointly headed by Thomas Heiden in Chicago and Gwyn Williams in Boston. Recent work includes representing Chevron in tort litigation involving a C-137 release contamination case, arising from a broken generator at the University of Tulsa, where the client has a research & development program. In other work, the team continues to advise Southern California Gas Company on regulatory agency matters involving the natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility. The firm’s client base also includes Campbell, Monsanto and Nalco. Kelly Richardson and Robert Howard are the key contacts in San Diego and Chicago-based Mary Rose Alexander is another name to note. Andrew Clubok joined the Washington DC office in December 2017 from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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