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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017-3132
United States

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United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Washington DC-based Paul Zevnik leads the product liability, tort and insurance practice, while John Lavelle in Philadelphia heads the product liability litigation team. The group is experienced in pharmaceuticals and medical devices-related class actions and personal injury lawsuits, which has recently included representing Teva Pharmaceuticals and affiliated companies as coordinating and national counsel in opioid-related litigation. Other highlights include defending Zimmer Biomet against product liability claims relating to an artificial hip manufactured by the client. Ethel Johnson in Houston and Los Angeles-based Yardena Zwang-Weissman are other names to note. In October 2018, Kelci Atkins in Houston and Lisa Veasman in Los Angeles were promoted to partner. David Luttinger left to join Covington & Burling LLP in March 2018.

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s product liability, tort and insurance practice handles personal injury, wrongful death and product liability litigation relating to environmental, chemical exposure and water contamination claims. Key figures in the team include practice head Paul Zevnik in Washington DC and Los Angeles-based Yardena Zwang-Weissman. The team is defending Cotter Corporation and Exelon Corporation in a toxic tort class action alleging contamination of plaintiff’s home and properties by the release of radioactive materials originating from Manhattan Project operations during World War II. Additionally, the team is acting as coordinating counsel for the Southern California Gas Company in litigation and investigations arising from the natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. Craig Stanfield joined King & Spalding LLP in January 2018 and David Luttinger left for Covington & Burling LLP in March 2018. Kelci Atkins and Kyle Poe were promoted to partner in October 2018.