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James Pardo

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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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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United States: Dispute resolution

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

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

The department at McDermott Will & Emery LLP is co-headed by New York-based Ellen Tenenbaum and ‘brilliant strategistTerrence Dee in Chicago, who ‘has the diplomatic skill and stature to lead a national joint defense organization’. The team regularly represents manufacturers in products litigation and is particularly active in the energy, asbestos, environment and health care industries. In one recent landmark decision, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals adopted the Daubert standard in favor of the firm’s client Motorola, which the team continues to represent in claims alleging that wireless telephones led the plaintiffs to develop brain tumors. Exxon Mobil and Monsanto are also part of the firm’s client roster. New York-based James Pardo specializes in environmental claims and Peter Sacripanti primarily handles oil and gas-related matters.

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