Laurie Strauch Weiss, a partner in the New York office, heads the Mass Torts and Product Liability Practice. She represents clients in large, complex and multi-party class action litigation, and has handled significant actions involving the chemical, tobacco and medical device industries.
Ms. Strauch Weiss advises companies on overall strategies, from pre-litigation assessments to the final resolution of matters, which often involve novel scientific issues. Her clients frequently enlist her to strategically address the scientific claims asserted by non-governmental organizations, the plaintiffs bar and consumer advocacy groups which affect the reputation of their products both before and during litigation.
Ms. Strauch Weiss is a frequent lecturer, author and media source on topics concerning mass tort/class actions, complex scientific issues and expert witnesses.
Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Strauch Weiss was an associate at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine LLP, where she gained extensive experience in complex litigation including class actions based on product liability, securities RICO and fraud claims.
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