Christopher Campbell > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450
United States

Work Department

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


Partner; Chair, Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice


Chris serves as head of litigation in the Atlanta office, while also working out of the New York office. Chris is a graduate of Harvard Law School with experience in all phases of litigation, including first-chairing jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and arguing appeals.

In addition to traditional litigation, he also regularly advises clients on regulatory, media, or other strategic issues with the potential to impact the clients’ business interests or reputations. Chris has represented many of DLA Piper’s largest clients, among them leading life sciences, food and beverage, automotive, and insurance companies. Law360 selected Chris as a “Rising Star” in the area of product liability law by Law360, which cited his “knack for breaking down difficult science into concepts” and “creativity and unorthodox tactics” that “have set him apart.”



J.D., Harvard Law School; B.S., Austin Peay State University

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s strengths in this space lie in defending automotive manufacturers against nationwide class actions, alleging defects or surrounding emissions-related claims. The team also represents clients in multidistrict litigation. It can draw on the firm’s global presence, experience in the automotive sector and different forms of legal tech such as litigation analytics that use historical data about judges, lawyers and parties to inform strategies. Christopher Campbell in Atlanta co-heads the team with Loren Brown in New York and James Brogan in Philadelphia. Joel Dewey in Baltimore, an MIT trained engineer and trial lawyer, is a name to note.

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) represents manufacturers in a broad array of industries in toxic tort and chemical exposure litigation. The firm acts as trial counsel for companies facing asbestos-related losses, is currently handling an MDL surrounding a chemical used in Aqueous Film-Forming Foam and is engaged by clients in the defense of Prop 65 notice of violations. Christopher Campbell in Atlanta chairs the product liability and mass torts practice, while Loren Brown in New York and James Brogan in Philadelphia lead the global and US litigation practice. Experienced first-chair trial lawyer John Phillips joined from Paul Hastings LLP in March 2020.

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)  has an exceptional track record of bringing mass torts to an early end and has achieved outstanding pre-emption and Daubert victories in MDLs. The team combines litigation strategy with a background in science and has been described as ‘excellent at crisis management’ with a ‘very deep bench’. Atlanta-based Christopher Campbell, who is described as ‘excelling the clients’ expectations’ leads the practice together with Loren Brown in New York who specializes in multi-district litigation and James Brogan in Philadelphia. The team has been bolstered with the arrival of David Jaroslaw, Keelin Kavanaugh and Arthur Hoffmann from Greenspoon Marder LLP in February 2020. John Phillips also joined the firm from Paul Hastings LLP  in March 2020. ‘Thorough and proactiveKatie Insogna, now a partner, is a name to note, as is Matthew Holian, described as a standout lawyer, with ‘a gift for articulating complex concepts clearly and concisely‘.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

With its global footprint DLA Piper LLP (US) is well equipped to take on international clients such as TTE, a China-based television manufacturer the firm is defending against a multi-state false advertising consumer class action. Christopher Campbell in Atlanta, Loren Brown in New York and James Brogan in Philadelphia are at the helm of the group which ‘consistently achieves favorable outcomes’. The team has grown in February 2020, with new hires David Jaroslaw, Keelin Kavanaugh and Arthur Hoffmann from Greenspoon Marder LLP contributing their experience in the tobacco space. John Phillips, who brings class action expertise, joined the team in March 2020 from Paul Hastings LLP.