Orrick Litigation Team Secures Complete Defense Verdict for Union Carbide
We never stop working for the right result – from compliance counseling that nips potential problems in the bud to aggressive motion practices that resolve cases before they make headlines to full-blown victories in court. That’s why global leaders in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive and manufacturing sectors turn to us for their bet-the-company cases.
When it comes to complex, multidistrict litigations, bench strength matters. We successfully defend companies in mass torts involving thousands of plaintiffs nationwide, in some of the most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in the country. We’re also national coordinating counsel to a Fortune 50 multinational, directing the work of local counsel and ensuring coordinated and effective case strategies in courts around the country.
Our readiness to try cases presents a credible threat that is often powerful in resolving disputes short of trial. And when you want to send a message to the market by going to trial, our trial teams stand ready to make the case and win over jurors. We’re proud to have prevailed at trial in cases where our clients were the holdout defendants, refusing to settle meritless claims. Our highly regarded appellate lawyers often get involved in cases at the outset, helping ensure judgments and verdicts hold up on appeal.
We are increasingly becoming the go-to firm for international manufacturers trying to navigate the U.S. tort law system. We’re currently representing a major Chinese state-owned manufacturer in one of the largest multidistrict mass tort litigations in the U.S. Recognizing there are unique nuances to the U.S. system, we offer actionable, comprehensible advice informed by a knowledge of our clients’ home markets.
Our practice is frequently recognized as one of the top powerhouse practices in the country:
The American Lawyer wrote that we’ve "amassed a sterling appellate record for product liability defendants, including vaccine and lead paint makers and The Dow Chemical Company."
Chambers USA notes that the "firm has a formidable mass tort practice and provides strong representation in matters that involve exposure, toxic poisoning, drugs and disasters."
Chambers USA has applauded our "impressive technical knowledge of scientific and medical issues, which regularly includes developing both pretrial and trial strategies around causation."