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

DLA Piper LLP (US)
ONE ATLANTIC CENTER
1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, SUITE 2800
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

Position

Partner; Chair, Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice

Career

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.”

 

Education

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: pharmaceuticals and medical devices

DLA Piper LLP (US) is known for its success in pre-emptive strategies, though the firm has a strong track record in litigation when it does occur. In particular, the firm has shown its value in highly complex disputes, using scientific information to win litigation. The practice is co-led by Christopher Campbell in Atlanta, who acts for pharmaceutical, automotive and insurance companies; San Diego-based Brooke Kim, who focuses on disputes in the pharmaceutical and medical device fields; and Gail Rodgers in New York, who has expertise in compliance matters. Also notable are Loren Brown in New York, who specializes in multi-district litigation involving large-scale mass tort and class action matters, as well as parallel regulatory and government enforcement proceedings; Cara Edwards in New York, who has experience serving as national counsel in multi-jurisdictional product liability suits in state and federal courts; and associate Katie Insogna in Boston, who represents pharmaceutical, life science and medical device companies.

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

Backed by the firm’s global network, DLA Piper LLP (US) has broad based expertise in product liability, regulatory work, IP disputes and portfolio management, and corporate ad financing transactions. Matthew Holian and Andrew Gilbert jointly lead the practice from Boston and Short Hills, respectively; Holian focuses on litigation, regulatory and enforcement challenges, while Gilbert handles corporate finance, M&A and securities transactions. San Diego-based Lisa Haile is a name to note for patent protection. Loren Brown co-chairs the firm’s global litigation practice, and is an excellent strategist who masterfully handles the most sensitive and difficult issuesCara EdwardsChristopher Campbell and Lucas Przymusinski are also recommended for product liability cases and mass tort litigation. Katie Insogna is a star associate in the practice group.

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s nationwide products liability group has experience acting for automotive industry clients in a range of product liability litigation and class actions. Names to note in the team are Atlanta-based Christopher Campbell, Mark Nadeau in the Phoenix office, and William Kiniry  in Philadelphia, who handles a wide range of commercial litigation, including consumer protection class actions.