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McGuireWoods LLP
United States

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

The product liability and mass tort litigation practice at McGuireWoods LLP is known for expertise in state and federal district court litigation. The team’s recent work has ranged from lead pigment and automotive class actions, to asbestos and toxic tort claims involving chemical exposures. Richmond-based Diane Flannery leads the team and is experienced acting in environmental multi-district litigation. Also recommended are Samuel Tarry in Richmond and Mark Anderson in Raleigh, who are representing Olympus Corporation in a nationwide docket of cases involving superbug infections allegedly linked to endoscopes made by the client.

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

McGuireWoods LLP acts in litigation across the US in the state and federal courts, serving as national counsel to major pharmaceutical companies, including in the well-known opioid litigation. Diane Flannery leads the practice from Richmond and has experience acting as lead counsel in MDLs. Other contacts in the team are Raleigh-based Mark Anderson, a name to note for medical product liability cases, and Samuel Tarry in Richmond, who specializes in coordinated national scientific defenses in mass tort litigation.

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

The trial experts at McGuireWoods LLP represent leading automotive manufacturers in state and federal court litigation spanning automotive part liability, toxic tort and personal injury claims. Key figures in this space include firm managing partner Tracy Walker and Perry Miles, who handle nationwide class actions for Ford Motor Company, acting in a variety of product liability and asbestos claims. Also recommended is Courtney Shytle, who joined the Charlotte office in 2019 from Bowman and Brooke LLP and has experience in market leading cases involving defective airbags and diesel fuel systems. Diane Flannery heads the wider products, environmental and mass tort litigation practice.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

McGuireWoods LLP is noted in particular for its experience of product recall matters, but also has deep experience in state and federal court cases ranging from lead pigment and nuisance litigation, to class actions involving asbestos, silica and foodborne illnesses. Richmond-based Diane Flannery chairs the products, environmental and mass tort litigation department. Among her recent highlights, Flannery acted for Lumber Liquidators in a series of highly publicized matters concerning the existence of carcinogens in the client’s flooring materials. The team was further strengthened by the arrival of Courtney Shytle in the Charlotte office, who joined the team from Bowman and Brooke LLP.

United States > Industry focus > Environment: litigation

McGuireWoods LLP is sought out by leading corporations from a range of industries, such as energy, transportation, waste management, manufacturing and natural resources. The environmental regulatory and compliance group has experience of state-wide environmental issues, including enforcement and contested administrative matters and litigation. Charlotte-based David Franchina is a contact for Superfund matters, as well as civil and criminal enforcement; while Charles Case in Raleigh is experienced in litigation concerning contaminated property remediation. Contacts in the Richmond office include Dale Mullen, a name to note for enforcement actions and citizen lawsuits, and Vishwa Link and Diane Flannery, who oversee the wider regulatory and compliance service group.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

The securities litigators at McGuireWoods LLP are experienced in a wide range of securities-related proceedings on behalf of financial institutions before federal and state courts, the Center for Multi-District Litigation, the SEC, FINRA and the DOJ. Jonathan Blank in Charlottesville, Cheryl Haas in Atlanta, Robert Muckenfuss in Charlotte, Todd Steggerda in Washington DC and Diane Flannery in Richmond are the practice heads. Managing partner of the New York office Noreen Kelly is key to the firms broker-dealer, restructuring, finance and white-collar practices, and she handles securities cases for financial institutions. Jeffrey Chapman in New York is also recommended.