Sara K. Thompson > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
TERMINUS 200, 3333 PIEDMONT ROAD NE
SUITE 2500
ATLANTA, GA 30305
United States

Work Department

Litigation - Products/Liability

Position

Shareholder

Career

Sara K. Thompson is Vice Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice. She concentrates her practice on defense of products liability litigation, with an emphasis on representing manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other consumer products in state and federal courts nationwide. Sara has experience managing individual, nationwide and mass tort litigation matters involving a variety of pharmaceuticals including anti-arrhythmic medications, contraceptives, oncology medications, anti-nausea, anti-convulsant and anti-depressant medications, as well as medical devices including opthalmic devices, neurostimulators, cardiac devices, pain pumps, surgical tools, and orthopedic implants. Sara also defends class action and mass litigation involving personal care products, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. 

Concentrations
Products liability
Pharmaceutical
Medical device
Litigation
Consumer products
Malpractice

Capabilities
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care
Products Liability & Mass Torts
Litigation Life Sciences & Medical Technology

Admission to Practice
Georgia
Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Languages

English
French

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2000
    • Recipient, Dean’s Scholarship
    • Director, Esdaile Moot Court
    • Edward F. Hennessy Scholar
    • G. Joseph Tauro Scholar
  • B.A., cum laude, Florida State University, 1997
    • Dean’s List
    • Student Senator
    • National Merit Scholar

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Sara K. ThompsonGreenberg Traurig LLP

The trial-ready team at Greenberg Traurig LLP regularly handles bet-the-company mass tort and individual cases throughout the country. It is involved in many major drug and device MDLs and has acted as national counsel or national trial counsel for clients in pelvic mesh, hernia mesh, Amiodarone, Taxotere and opioid litigation among others. Lori G. Cohen, renowned in the product liability space, is at the helm of the practice. Sara K. Thompson, who represents many leading pharmaceutical and device clients in high-profile litigation, takes on a leading role within the team. Both are based in Atlanta. The Miami office has been expanded with new hires Enjoliqué Aytch Lett from Akerman LLP in November 2020 and Alexandra Bach Lagos from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in January 2021.