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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Anthony Upshaw

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Partner Anthony (Tony) Upshaw represents clients on class action, mass tort, product liability defense and complex civil litigation. Over the course of his career, Tony has tried more than 30 civil jury trials to verdict. Tony is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He frequently speaks at various legal association functions, particularly on issues surrounding trial technique and diversity in the courtroom. Tony was previously a featured speaker at the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) Congress in Paris, France, presented the “Hot Topics in Product Liability Litigation” at the DRI Conference in New Orleans, and testified at the hearings for the American Bar Association (ABA) Presidential Diversity Summit in Boston. In 2013, he was appointed co-chair of McDermott's Racial & Ethnic Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Tony is also a member of the Firm's Management Committee.

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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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