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Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Kaspar Stoffelmayr is a litigator and trial lawyer at Bartlit Beck in Chicago. He has extensive background in mass tort, product liability, and class action defense, as well as in prosecuting and defending commercial disputes. In addition to successful courtroom advocacy, his experience includes the development of creative litigation and resolution strategies, the efficient management of large teams in mass litigations, and working with clients to address the public relations, regulatory, marketplace, and other issues that can arise in connection with a major litigation.

From 2011 to 2014, Kaspar took a leave of absence from the firm to serve as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Bayer Corporation, where he was the head of litigation, managing the function that handled major U.S. litigation matters of Bayer Group companies, including Bayer HealthCare, Bayer MaterialScience, and Bayer CropScience. In that capacity, he had overall responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s defense strategies for a large docket of product liability and mass tort cases, class actions, and a variety of other matters.

Kaspar is a frequent speaker on complex litigation, mass torts, product liability, and class actions. He has testified before the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure for the federal courts and the House Judiciary Committee (Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet).


The University of Chicago Law School, 1996, J.D., with High Honors

Order of the Coif

Joseph Henry Beale Prize

Comment Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

University of Washington, 1993, M.A.

Grinnell College, 1991, B.A., with Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

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

Applying the expertise of a high proportion of practitioners with first-chair trial experience, many of who have a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, Bartlit Beck LLP is regularly engaged as national and trial counsel in major class actions in the space. The firm handles a broad range of work, including defending clients in the sector against personal injury allegations, as well as claims of economic loss. Recent high-profile mandates have included representing a major pharmacy chain, as one of the co-defendants in the sprawling opioid litigation. Formerly head of litigation in the US at Bayer, Kaspar Stoffelmayr has tremendous insight into the machinations of the pharmaceuticals industry and is a key member of the team that also includes seasoned trial lawyers Philip Beck and Jason Peltz , who as part of their wide-ranging litigation practices have tried numerous healthcare-related product liability cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. All named practitioners are based out of the firm’s Chicago headquarters.