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James Pagliaro

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Litigation Practice/Product Liability and Mass Tort Practice


James D. Pagliaro is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice, the leader of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Practice, and head of the firm’s Technology Industry Initiative. Mr. Pagliaro focuses his practice almost exclusively on mass tort and product liability litigation, and he has acted as national coordinating and trial counsel for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies and several international corporations. Mr. Pagliaro served as the global leader of the firm’s Litigation Practice from 1999 to 2009, during which time he was instrumental in expanding the practice geographically in California, Houston, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia and substantively in its class action, securities, white collar, and complex commercial litigation capacities. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Pagliaro has led defense teams in jury trials across the United States in complex litigation matters involving class action allegations, large mass tort filings, and serious bodily injury claims. He has litigated mass tort matters across the spectrum of personal injury, medical monitoring, and property damage claims involving exposure to lead, chromium, diacetyl, sulphur compounds, asbestos, beryllium, manganese, mercury, and other chemicals. For more information, view Mr. Pagliaro's biography at


From 1979 to 1985, Mr. Pagliaro was an attorney with the Office of the Regional Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, in Philadelphia, where he handled OSHA prosecutions. Later, he was named Senior Trial Counsel with responsibility for the Department of Labor’s Black Lung litigation efforts in Region III.


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Member, State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Philadelphia Bar Association; Member, Product Liability Advisory Council; Member, Third Circuit Historical Society; Member, Dickinson School of Law, Woolsack Honors Society for Academic Excellence; Recipient, Defense Research Institute's Award for Distinguished Service of a Faculty Member; Chair, Corporate Executive Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, 1976, J.D.; LaSalle College, 1973, B.A.

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