John Wellschlager > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Baltimore, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
BALTIMORE, MD 21209-3600
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; International Arbitration; Product Liability, Mass Torts and Product Stewardship; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Class Actions; Life Sciences




John Wellschlager represents public and private companies across multiple sectors in connection with class action, securities, product liability, and commercial litigation.

His litigation experience ranges from handling “bet the company” storms – encompassing shareholder class action claims, shareholder derivative claims, multi-district product liability claims, consumer fraud class actions, and internal and external investigations – to traditional commercial disputes. John has led internal investigations and reviews for companies in the health insurance, life insurance, and pharmaceutical sectors on issues ranging from FDA compliance to FCPA and other anti-corruption considerations. His clients include major pharmaceutical companies, banks and other financial institutions, various other public companies, and individuals.


J.D., University of Maryland; B.A., Kenyon College

Lawyer Rankings

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

The product liability and mass torts practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) is headed by Christopher Campbell and specializes in chemical exposure litigation. The team is defending e-cigarettes manufacturer NJOY in a civil action alleging that vaping products require Proposition 65 warnings. Further, Matthew Holian in Boston and Baltimore-based John Wellschlager are acting as national counsel for BASF Catalyst in talc powder and asbestos litigation related to its predecessor Engelhard. The firm’s client base also includes Porsche, Northrop Grumman and AM General.