Firm Profile > Bartlit Beck LLP > Chicago, United States
Bartlit Beck LLP Offices
COURTHOUSE PLACE, 54 WEST HUBBARD STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60610
Bartlit Beck LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 2
Bartlit Beck LLP acts for clients in individual and consolidated personal-injury litigation as well as class actions, coordinated state-court proceedings and federal multi-district litigation. It has been involved in high-profile disputes such as the pelvic mesh and opioid litigations. Notable names from the Chicago office are Jason Peltz, who has a national litigation practice, Kaspar Stoffelmayr, who is experienced in major litigation matters for pharmaceutical companies, and renowned trial lawyer Philip Beck, who has been lead counsel in several federal MDLs.
Bartlit Beck LLP's Chicago-based team is active in disputes across various industries, including financial services, healthcare, oil and gas and technology. It is particularly well known, however, for its expertise in multi-district litigation and class actions, predominantly in the healthcare and life sciences industry. In a current matter, Sean Gallagher is serving as Pratt & Whitney's lead counsel in environmental tort cases against the company involving alleged property damage and personal injury claims. Also of note, Brian Prestes is defending Sterigenics against over 200 cases brought by more than one thousand plaintiffs alleging that emissions from a sterilization facility caused them to develop cancer and related illnesses. Also recommended are Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, who specializes in class actions, including product liability and antitrust cases, and practice head Jason Peltz.
Other key lawyers:
Sean Gallagher; Brian Prestes; Rebecca Weinstein Bacon
Pratt & Whitney
Sterigenics US, LLC
Sotera Health LLC
Monsanto and Bayer
Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC
Johnson & Johnson
Trinity Highway Products
USG and L&W Building Supply
Elliott Associates LP
Federal Express Ground Package System
Bartlit Beck LLP acts for clients in individual and consolidated personal injury litigation, coordinated state court proceedings and federal MDLs. The firm has defended against both private and government litigants, and has expertise in cases arising under federal and state environmental laws, as well as under state tort and public nuisance theories. Chicago-based Jason Peltz has a national litigation practice, regularly handling cases before state and federal courts, arbitrators, and mediators. Brian Prestes, who has experience leading multi-firm defense teams in mass litigations, is another notable lawyer in the Chicago office.
Other key lawyers:
Jason Peltz; Brian Prestes
Bartlit Beck LLP > Firm Profile
Bartlit Beck has achieved an unparalleled record of courtroom success in complex litigation over the past 25 years. The firm is renowned for its trial expertise and specializes in trying and winning complex cases in federal and state courts all over the country. The firm’s litigation practice includes products liability, class action and mass tort, antitrust, intellectual property and general commercial disputes.
As a result of the firm’s success at trial, Bartlit Beck was identified as one of the top nine firms in the United States for “striking the utmost fear into the hearts of seasoned General Counsel and legal decision makers” in a survey conducted by consulting firm BTI of 350 in-house leaders.
Unmatched Trial Experience:
Because the best way to win complex cases is with experienced attorneys, 80% of our firm’s attorneys are partners and our attorneys average 16 years of experience. In every year during the last decade, more than two-thirds of our lawyers have argued substantive motions and over half have gone to trial. And one-third of our litigators have first-chair commercial civil trial experience gained at the firm.
Recent trial victories include:
- A defense verdict in favor of the firm’s client Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, in a pelvic mesh implant case.
- A patent infringement verdict against Eli Lilly in favor of Bartlit Beck’s client UroPep.
- A patent infringement verdict in favor of the firm’s client DuPont against specialty chemical manufacturer Unifrax LLC.
- A complete defense verdict in favor of the firm’s client Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a case involving a patent on Power Over Ethernet technology.
Our experienced lawyers intensely focus on only a few cases at a time. Because each lawyer has a thorough understanding of the entire case, good ideas come from everyone. Every person on the team has responsibility for determining how to deliver the best possible result for our clients—and the experience, skill, and judgment to achieve it.
We are experts in explaining highly complex matters in a simple, straightforward manner to a trier of fact. Because of our experience, we understand that we win cases for our clients by showing the judge or jury the evidence, rather than telling them why they should decide in our favor.
We have extensive experience partnering with other law firms and service providers as part of a “virtual law firm.” Our highly collaborative approach means that we view in-house counsel and co-counsel as invaluable members of the team.
Bartlit Beck also aligns the client and its interests through a fixed/success fee structure.
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. Please contact any of our lawyers using the contact information found at https://www.bartlitbeck.com
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