Product liability, mass tort, class actions and consumer protection statute claims can have potentially devastating consequences to a company, extending well beyond the matter at hand. In addition to the potential economic losses and other sanctions that can be the direct result of a plaintiff victory, social media and traditional news coverage can amplify the effect and result in loss of consumer confidence, weakening of once-powerful brand identities, falling sales, and sinking employee morale.
These threats are serious and very real—which is why the attorneys of ALFA International's Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group are committed to providing the highest levels of coordinated client service and effective legal counsel. To preserve a business's hard-won reputation, a company needs a rapid response, intelligent defense, and aggressive representation in the courtroom, across the negotiating table, and in front of the media.
With law firms and lawyers across the United States and around the world, ALFA International's Product Liability & Complex Tort Practice Group can consult with you during the product development and marketing planning process to avert potential compliance, regulatory, and other such issues, or work with you to facilitate product recalls in multiple countries, defend your company in mass tort, class action and multi-jurisdiction litigation, and coordinate communication with regulatory authorities and the media around the globe.
Our team of lawyers represent companies at every point in the distribution chain, including raw-material refiners, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers. We also have worldwide experience in a range of industries from automobiles to consumer products, and many of the practice group members belong to niche working groups that focus on food (human and animal), dietary supplements, pharmacy compounding, drugs, devices, biologics and cosmetics, as well as industrial equipment and materials, chemicals, underground storage tanks, breast implants, and building products. We regularly assist clients in their dealings with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other state and federal agencies. A unique hallmark of the ALFA Product Liability & Complex Tort Practice Group attorneys is the ongoing and timely exchange of information and data on a global scale, relating to alleged product defects, recalls, and regulatory issues as well as new and recent litigation.
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The ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group is honored to have the following clients contribute to our on-going success:
Christopher Galla – Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel, Genuine Parts Company
Tom Johnson– Director, Product Litigation, Kawasaki Motor Group
John Mugnano – Associate General Counsel, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.
Melissa Nandi– VP, Law-Litigation, Rockwell Automation
Curtis A. Paulsen – Senior Vice President & General Counsel, BrandSafway
Maxine Schroll – Risk Administrator, Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.
Gretchen Schuler – Vice President Insurance Risk Management & Technical Documentation, Invacare Corp.
Everett Smith – General Counsel, ICON Health & Fitness, Inc
Sonia Valdes – VP of Claims, Medmarc Insurance Group