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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10173-1922
United States
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Work Department

Litigation/ Trial/ Product Defense/ Class Action


Partner James (Jim) Pardo has more than twenty years of trial and litigation experience representing clients in complex commercial, mass tort, product liability and class action cases. Jim’s litigation and trial skills have resulted in a long track record of victories across a diverse range of disputes, including defective fuel products, breach of contract, biotech research fraud, personal injury, patent infringement, groundwater contamination and renewable fuels issues. Jim has particular knowledge in the energy industry, having represented major oil companies, natural gas developers, renewable fuel manufacturers, and oil field service providers in all of the aforementioned subject areas.

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Lawyer Rankings

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

McDermott Will & Emery LLP places great importance on its longstanding relationships with clients, many of which are household names such as ExxonMobil or Motorola. It is described as ‘very strong in the toxic tort area’. The firm handles several high-profile mass torts and MDLs, drawing on its robust, nationwide team of litigators and experienced trial lawyers as it defends clients against a wide array of claims, from groundwater contamination to glyphosate and asbestos exposure. Anthony Upshaw in Miami, who is involved in many of the practice’s high-profile matters, leads the practice together with experienced first chair litigator Terrence Dee in Chicago. New York-based James Pardo, who has a broad range of experience in this space, is a name to note.