James Brogan > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Philadelphia, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
United States

Work Department

Product Liability, Mass Torts and Product Stewardship; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Antitrust and Competition


Partner; Global Co-Practice Group Leader, Litigation & Regulatory


James Brogan’s trial practice includes commercial disputes, intellectual property, product liability and toxic torts.

Clients also turn to him for advice on discovery, risk management, loss prevention, litigation training and cost containment. He is often consulted on prophylactic measures involving commercial disputes, product liability and the protection of intellectual property in the context of product liability litigation. Real trial experience and extensive training in the physical and biological sciences provides him with deep insight into the legal, technical and practical aspects of clients’ strategies.

James is co-chair of the firm’s US Litigation group and a member of DLA Piper’s governing Executive Committee, in addition to the firm’s Policy Committee.


American College of Trial Lawyers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Product Liability Advisory Council; The American Ceramic Society


J.D., Villanova University School of Law; B.A., Indiana University

Lawyer Rankings

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

Benefiting from a sizeable overarching product liability and mass tort offering throughout the country and also aided by a raft of legal technology products including an expert witness portal and litigation analytics tool, DLA Piper LLP (US) is able to represent numerous transport-based clients in resource-intensive mandates. Philadelphia-based Matthew Goldberg represents a variety of multinational automotive and automobile component part manufacturers in complex litigation; including successfully helping Porsche Cars North America to resist numerous putative class actions relating to product liability, including defective engine and suspension systems. Although automotive clients remain central to the practice, it has also been fairly active in the aviation space, including work for several airlines defending against putative class actions seeking damages for an alleged failure to pay refunds due to Covid-19.  Christopher Campbell in Atlanta co-heads the team with Loren Brown in New York and James Brogan in Philadelphia. Baltimore-based Joel Dewey has vast experience at trial and appellate level, including in the context of class actions and MDL proceedings for automotive manufacturers.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a strong presence in key litigation centres across the US, notably New York, California, and Delaware, and its work spans class actions and other investor litigation asserting claims under the federal securities laws, stockholder derivative litigation, and investigations and enforcement actions by government regulators. The firm is currently acting for a prominent national personal lines insurance company in a putative securities class action pending in the Northern District of Illinois, in which plaintiffs allege that the company misrepresented the reasons for a sudden increase in auto insurance claim frequency between October 2014 and August 2015. John Clarke in New York, who is leading that case, is head of the corporate and securities litigation practice, while James Brogan in Philadelphia leads the litigation and regulatory group. John Hillebrecht and Jeffrey Rotenberg in New York, and Jason Lewis in Dallas also play key roles in the practice.