Product Liability & Mass Torts

Morgan Lewis has a long-standing, nationally recognized product liability and mass torts practice. Our team handles mass torts, individual lawsuits, and class actions, as well as multidistrict litigation. Our lawyers were the original thought leaders in asbestos-related bodily injury and property damage litigation, which has led to the development of current US product liability and toxic tort law. We often serve as national coordinating and trial counsel on product liability cases, and as lead counsel on mass, multidefendant toxic tort cases, including community exposure cases. We defend claims in the most challenging jurisdictions, opposing leading plaintiff trial firms. Our lawyers are leaders in effectively managing litigation by using innovative risk mitigation strategies and litigation metrics analysis to deliver effective and cost-efficient results.

We act as both national and local counsel, leveraging our broad geographic footprint in product liability and toxic tort defense. Working with economic, damages, and scientific experts, Morgan Lewis’s product liability team assesses the initial risks and develops a strategy for each client. Our team has experience operating in different models of national counsel, allowing us to work seamlessly with other defense counsel across the United States.

Our product liability and mass tort lawyers routinely draw on the resources of colleagues working in our life sciences, environmental, regulatory, corporate investigations, tax, and insurance recovery practices. These cross-disciplinary teams of product liability litigators, trial lawyers, and class action lawyers handle specific regulatory and coverage matters, defend against parallel government investigations, and provide strategic risk management advice.