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DLA Piper LLP (US)
51 JOHN F. KENNEDY PARKWAY
SUITE 120
SHORT HILLS, NEW JERSEY 07078-2704
United States

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations

Position

Partner

Career

Stephen C. Matthews focuses his practice on product liability and mass torts, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.

He also represents corporate defendants in commercial disputes and securities-related matters and counsels clients on compliance-related issues.

Education

J.D., Catholic University of America; B.A., Catholic University of America

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) is headed by Raymond Williams in Philadelphia and Christopher Young in San Diego, and is one of the leading firms for high-profile product liability litigation and mass torts in the medical and pharmaceuticals sectors. Notable highlights include representing Medtronic and Covidien as co-national counsel in the hernia mesh litigation, and defending Pfizer and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in product liability litigation, in which plaintiffs claim that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) cause various forms of kidney disease. In other work, the highly regarded Loren Brown in New York is acting for Pfizer alongside Boston-based Matthew Holian in an MDL involving claims that anti-coagulant medication Eliquis causes bleeding. Cara Edwards in New York is also recommended. In January 2018, the team welcomed Stephen Matthews and Amy Rubenstein from Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and Schiff Hardin LLP respectively; in February 2018, Matt Nickel and Mike Moore joined from Dentons.