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PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL DEVICE LITIGATION

Our representation of pharmaceutical manufacturers dates back more than 70 years. There are more pharmaceuticals and medical devices in development and on the market today than ever before. These technologies require investment of countless hours and resources on research and development, manufacturing, and marketing. Each step in this process entails considerable risk arising from governmental policy and regulation, protection of intellectual property, and high-stakes litigation. We have the comprehensive knowledge and experience to address these risks.

We understand that maintaining public trust in our clients’ products is essential. Knowledge about our clients themselves, their products, and the laws and regulations that affect them is critical. In addition to our attorneys, we have medical personnel on staff and a number of patent agents with specific knowledge in the area of pharmaceuticals. Our full-time team includes a medical doctor as well as professionals who hold Ph.D. degrees in cellular biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Companies have chosen us to defend them in product liability litigation and class actions relating to antidepressants, cholesterol medications, pain pump delivery devices, vaccines, hormone replacement therapies, weight loss drugs, cancer treatment, rheumatoid arthritis treatment, medical devices, acetaminophen toxicity, Reglan/Metoclopramide, breast implants, VIOXX, and other products. We also counsel our pharmaceutical clients regarding antitrust issues relating to their products.

Protection of intellectual property is of paramount importance to pharmaceutical companies. Our attorneys have in-depth experience in drafting, protecting, and managing intellectual property portfolios. We have represented pharmaceutical clients in dealing with Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. State Department in their efforts to prevent unregulated imports and counterfeit medicines from entering the marketplace.

Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6224

Aaron's work for more than a decade as a software developer in the financial and insurance industries informs his work today on behalf of business litigation clients...

Aaron's work for more than a decade as a software developer in the fin...

Aaron Banks
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9438

Clients know Julian as an experienced and highly effective litigator who finds creative and novel approaches to all of the cases he handles, without sacrificing efficienc...

Clients know Julian as an experienced and highly effective litigator who fi...

Julian Brew
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9418

As a real estate litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff develops and executes highly effective litigation strategies for clients with all types of commerci...

As a real estate litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Jeff deve...

Jeff Brown
Senior Patent Agent
St. Louis
314 552 6348

Wendy focuses her work with Firm clients on patent prosecution in biotechnology and life sciences, especially in the fields of plant genetics and plant biochemistry.

Wendy focuses her work with Firm clients on patent prosecution in biotechno...

Wendy Davis, Ph.D.
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6142

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a diverse array of claims, including various types of construction and real estate disputes, business t...

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a divers...

David Dick
Technical Advisor
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6973

With experience both in scientific research and in academic technology transfer, Susan assists in the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications as a Technical Advis...

With experience both in scientific research and in academic technology tran...

Susan Faust, Ph.D.
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6920

Betsy offers 20 years of legal experience and 10 years as a professional researcher to firm clients, especially those in the life sciences industries.

Betsy offers 20 years of legal experience and 10 years as a professional re...

Betsy Haanes, Ph.D.
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6384

Ben primarily represents clients in complex tort, environmental, and personal injury matters.

Ben primarily represents clients in complex tort, environmental, and person...

Ben Harner
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6049

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6512

Wil has a PhD in cellular and molecular biology and experience as research scientist working for a major biotechnology company.

Wil has a PhD in cellular and molecular biology and experience as research ...

Wil Holtz, Ph.D.
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6076

Jared has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology of Medicine that provides him with extensive knowledge in a number of scientific areas including biochemistry, immunology, and m...

Jared has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology of Medicine that provides him wit...

Jared Manse, Ph.D.
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6081

Mike has extensive experience in complex litigation, including products liability, RICO, toxic tort claims, and contract disputes.

Mike has extensive experience in complex litigation, including products lia...

Mike Minton
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6421

Manoo serves as a strategist for high-stakes litigation, tapping his well-honed research and writing skills to craft motions and briefs that help clients navigate thorny ...

Manoo serves as a strategist for high-stakes litigation, tapping his well-h...

Manoo Mofidi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6084

Rick's litigation practice includes a wide range of matters, with emphasis in product liability, commercial litigation and maritime matters.

Rick's litigation practice includes a wide range of matters, with emphasis ...

Rick Mueller
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6086

Jack tries complex cases involving intellectual property, product liability and commercial issues before various state and federal courts.

Jack tries complex cases involving intellectual property, product liability...

Jack Musgrave
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6470

Rick is one of the few attorneys nationwide who devotes his entire practice to the defense of employers in ERISA litigation related to pension, life, health, and disabili...

Rick is one of the few attorneys nationwide who devotes his entire practice...

Rick Pautler
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6185

Carl has represented corporations in high-stakes litigation on a regional and national basis for over 25 years.

Carl has represented corporations in high-stakes litigation on a regional a...

Carl Pesce
Senior Patent Agent
St. Louis
314 552 6255

Charley draws on his 14 years of biotech industry experience and doctorate in biochemistry to serve clients in the biotech industry and university sectors.

Charley draws on his 14 years of biotech industry experience and docto...

Charley Romano, Ph.D.
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2224

Diane helps life sciences companies develop new products and bring them to market while proactively addressing the regulatory land mines that can delay or destroy the pat...

Diane helps life sciences companies develop new products and bring them to ...

Diane Romza-Kutz
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5060

Fred counsels clients in the life science and technology industries on a broad range of FDA and USDA regulatory compliance, data privacy and breach response matters and r...

Fred counsels clients in the life science and technology industries on a br...

Fredric Roth V
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6100

Carl is a first-chair trial lawyer whose cases and verdicts have been covered by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, The New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg News, C...

Carl is a first-chair trial lawyer whose cases and verdicts have been cover...

Carl Rowley
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6102

Bruce is co-chair of the Firm's appellate practice and has participated in more than 60 appeals involving a diverse range of subjects, such as products liability, FELA, c...

Bruce is co-chair of the Firm's appellate practice and has participated in ...

Bruce Ryder
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6926

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a focus on the trade and shipment of goods.

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a...

Robert Shapiro
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6087

Retired Judge Booker Shaw brings clients valuable insight and perspective gained from his more than 25 years on the bench.

Retired Judge Booker Shaw brings clients valuable insight and perspective g...

Booker Shaw
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6458

Jason is a dynamic and highly effective litigator who develops and executes creative solutions to resolve product liability, personal injury, and commercial disputes in s...

Jason is a dynamic and highly effective litigator who develops and executes...

Jason Wheeler
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6277

Felicia practices in the Firm's Business Litigation group and also works in advertising, marketing and promotions.

Felicia practices in the Firm's Business Litigation group and also wor...

Felicia Williams
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6237

Ginny assists clients in business litigation across a host of different industries.

Ginny assists clients in business litigation across a host of different ind...

Ginny Woodfork