Meghan Kelly

Partner

New York

Los Angeles

Meghan Rohling Kelly is a trial lawyer and litigation partner who tries cases across the country. She has served as litigation and trial counsel for chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, biotechnology, manufacturing and food companies in their most important cases. Drawing on her winning track record in front of juries, Meghan strategically prepares clients’ cases from the beginning to put them in the best position to achieve a favorable outcome.

    • Representing a major university in dozens of lawsuits in which current and former students allege they were sexually assaulted and harassed by a former student health center physician.
    • Served as trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in state and federal cases arising out of its sale of prescription opioids.
    • Represented a chemical company in a three-week jury trial in which plaintiffs alleged that exposure to client’s product caused their father to develop a fatal form of cancer. The jury returned a defense verdict.
    • Representing a medical device manufacturer in thousands of product liability cases in a multidistrict litigation and consolidated state court proceedings.
    • Served as trial counsel for a technology company in a two-week jury trial in Los Angeles. Plaintiff sought more than $40 million in damages in a breach of contract action arising from a patent licensing agreement. The jury awarded a fraction of plaintiff’s requested damages but awarded more in damages than the technology company sought for its counterclaims.
    • Served as trial counsel for a hedge fund and biopharmaceutical company in a breach of contract action in which plaintiff was seeking an ownership interest in a start-up company.
    • Served as trial counsel for a chemical corporation in a one-month jury trial in New York. Plaintiffs alleged that exposure to products containing the company’s product caused the death of a 42-year-old mother of three young children and sought more than $20 million in damages. The jury returned a complete defense verdict.
    • Represented a chemical company in a six-week products liability jury trial in New York City. The plaintiff sought more than $17 million in damages. The jury returned a full defense verdict.
    • Served as trial counsel for chemical company in a two-month jury trial in Oakland, California. The plaintiffs sought in excess of $100 million, claiming that the alleged exposure to client’s asbestos caused plaintiff’s pericardial mesothelioma. The jury returned a full defense verdict.