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Dechert LLP

CIRCA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-2808, USA
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Work +1 215 994 4000
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Fax +1 215 994 2222
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www.dechert.com

Ben Barnett

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Work +1 215 994 2887
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Career

Ben Barnett co-chairs Dechert's Complex Commercial Litigation group and is a nationally-recognized eDiscovery attorney with significant experience effectively managing discovery in civil litigation and government or internal investigations.

Member

Co-Chair, Large Firm Management Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association; Member, University of Pennsylvania Inn of Court

Education

Kenyon College, B.A, 1984; The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1993, Note and Comment Editor of the Catholic University Law Review, awarded American Jurisprudence Awards for Criminal Law and Administrative Law, member of the Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court


United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Dechert LLP defends pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers in product liability litigation and consumer fraud claims. Led by Philadelphia-based Hope Freiwald, the team continues to represent AbbVie in national product liability litigation involving testosterone replacement therapy AndroGel, which allegedly causes a variety of injuries, including pulmonary embolism. The team is headed by William Oxley in Los Angeles. Philadelphia-based Ben Barnett and Nathan Hoffman in Chicago also active in the department. In May 2018, Sheila Birnbaum, Mark Cheffo and Douglas Fleming joined the firm’s New York office from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort - defense

Dechert LLP’s product liability and mass torts practice is particularly active in asbestos litigation. Led by Los Angeles-based practice head William Oxley, the team recently obtained two complete defense verdicts for Union Carbide in lawsuits involving claims alleging that exposure to products manufactured by the client causes mesothelioma. In other work, Chicago-based Nathan Hoffman and Erik Snapp continue to represent Pfizer in asbestos litigation. The firm’s client roster also includes Takata and AbbVie. Philadelphia-based Ben Barnett and Hope Freiwald are other names to note. In May 2018, Sheila Birnbaum, Mark Cheffo and Douglas Fleming joined the New York office from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

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