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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10153
United States




Ted Tsekerides is a partner in Weil’s Litigation Department, where he concentrates his practice in product liability/mass torts, complex commercial litigation, and bankruptcy litigation matters, as well as risk avoidance counseling and strategy. He has more than 25 years of litigation and trial experience representing companies in high-stakes matters that threaten their reputations and businesses, and has extensive experience in multi-district litigation and class actions. He has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the country at all stages of the litigation process, including often acting as coordinating national litigation counsel, and has led litigation matters in several high profile bankruptcy proceedings involving a wide range of industries, including transportation, energy, consumer products, securities, and telecommunications.


Columbia University (BA, 1990); Brooklyn Law School (JD, 1993).

Lawyer Rankings

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

Noted in particular for its trial skills, both at first instance and appellate level, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is a popular choice to represent high-profile clients from a range of industries, including energy, consumer products, manufacturing and chemicals, in their highest-stakes, often reputational threatening disputes. The scope of work in the space is broad, covering pharma-related infractions, including its work for retailers in the opioid MDL, as well as environmental issues, including chemical contamination and plastics pollution. Eminent New York-based litigator Diane Sullivan has significant experience trying cases in the space, regularly being brought in for bellwether trials as a result of her skill in the courtroom, honed over many years’ practice. Alongside Miami-based Edward Soto , she continues to represent Spanish energy company, Repsol, in litigation related to clean up costs in connection with the pollution of the Passaic River in New Jersey, one of the EPA’s largest superfund projects in history. New York-based Theodore Tsekerides also regularly handles toxic tort and product liability matters throughout the litigation continuum and has niche experience in the defense of claims in a bankruptcy context, as well as litigating insurance coverage disputes relating to environmental clean-up obligations. Sullivan co-heads the overarching products liability and mass torts team alongside Silicon Valley-based David Singh.