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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 actions: toxic tort - defense

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

McDermott Will & Emery LLP represents manufacturers and oil and gas companies in environmental, chemical and asbestos-related litigation. Terrence Dee leads the practice in Chicago alongside Miami-based co-head Anthony Upshaw, who is acting for Monsanto in products liability mass tort actions related to the manufacturing, sale and distribution of polychlorinated biphenyl. In another highlight, James Pardo in New York is defending Exxon Mobil in water contamination cases involving its use of methyl-tertiary butyl ether. Environmental and toxic tort litigator Ellen Tenenbaum and oil and gas industry expert Peter Sacripanti are other key contacts in the New York office. Amy Doehring departed to Akerman LLP in July 2018.

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