Sharon L. Caffrey is co-chair of Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Caffrey concentrates her practice in the areas of mass tort, products liability and toxic tort litigation. Ms. Caffrey's experience ranges from serving as counsel for Baxter in medical device and biologics product liability claims, to serving as national coordinating counsel for Pliva, Inc., in its PPA litigation, to serving as one of a handful of national trial counsel for Ford Motor Company in their asbestos litigation, to handling major chemical exposure cancer and significant injury claims for CSX Transportation, Inc. She has also represented several clients across multiple industries in manufacturing products claims arising out of alleged product failure and has developed a deep understanding across a wide array of machinery, tools, equipment and related applications.
Ms. Caffrey has significant trial experience, including extensive experience as MDL counsel in both asbestos and PPA litigation. Ms. Caffrey has handled toxic tort litigation involving a number of chemicals including diesel exhaust, PHAs, benzene, talc, pesticides and solvents, on a trial team for a medical device manufacturer involving hip implant litigation, including the development of expert witnesses. Ms. Caffrey’s automotive experience includes investigating failures of electric powered vehicles and other equipment, such as forklifts. Ms. Caffrey also represents CSX Transportation, Inc. and Conrail Corp. in their Pennsylvania area litigation, ranging from complex preemption issues and the defense of significant third party personal injury claims. She was twice presented with an "Excellence in Trial Advocacy" award by CSX Transportation, Inc. and has been twice listed in Chambers USA in the category of Product Liability and Mass Torts – Nationwide. Ms. Caffrey also heads the COVID-19 Strategy Group for Duane Morris and regularly consults clients on issues related to COVID-19 liability prevention.
Ms. Caffrey's extensive trial experience also includes trying dozens of product liability, mass tort, health effects and medical negligence cases to verdict, the vast majority to defense verdicts. She was presented with an "Excellence in Trial Advocacy" award by CSX Transportation, Inc. and was listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of Product Liability and Mass Torts – Nationwide in 2016 and 2017.
Ms. Caffrey is a frequent speaker on issues related to Daubert and Frye, and has handled numerous Daubert and Frye hearings, challenging the admissibility of the opposing parties’ expert witnesses.
Ms. Caffrey is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Working Group as well as the Chamber's Liability Reform Group. She has spoken at the Mealey's Asbestos Litigation Seminar and the American Conference Institute Asbestos Litigation Seminar. Ms. Caffrey is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and has served as a vice chair of the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee of the American Bar Association. She served as co-chair of the Women's Rights Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association for two years and as a member of the association's Committee on Women in the Profession and Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, as well as the board of the Public Interest Section. Ms. Caffrey founded and chaired Duane Morris' Women's Impact Network for Success for seven years and co-chaired the first Lexis-Nexis conference on Advancing Women in the Profession. In 2021, she was the recipient of the firm's Cheryl Bryson Leadership Award, which recognizes significant contributions to women in the profession, including professional development of women lawyers and the advancement of women lawyers in the profession. In addition, Ms. Caffrey is a member of Duane Morris' Partners Board and Executive Committee and served for several years on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
A former judicial clerk to the Honorable Dominick J. Ferrelli, JSC and the Honorable Anthony P. Tunney, JSC of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ms. Caffrey is a 1987 graduate of Widener University School of Law and a graduate of American University, with honors.
Secured a complete victory in favor of Consolidated Rail Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc. following a seven-day jury trial in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The complaint was filed by a former Conrail and CSX employee who claimed that he developed kidney cancer as a result of alleged workplace exposures to asbestos and diesel exhaust during his thirty-two year railroad career. At trial, the team demonstrated that the plaintiff was never exposed to unsafe levels of either, and that his alleged exposures did not cause his cancer. After over three years of hard-fought litigation, the team secured a finding of zero liability.
Secured the complete dismissal of a putative class action complaint on behalf of the Scranton School District and 15 individual School Board Members. The Complaint had brought constitutional civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1988 alleging that the Defendants had failed to take appropriate actions to remediate asbestos and lead pipes throughout various schools in the district. Successfully asserted that the Plaintiffs’ novel theory of liability did not amount to a cognizable constitutional claim, and that the individual Defendants were entitled to qualified immunity.
Represented a producer of microsilica, used in the manufacture of strong and lightweight concrete products, in a case involving alleged exposures to toxic chemicals.
Represented an industrial pump manufacturer in drafting warning labels for its pumps.
Represents one of the most well-respected manufacturers of electric forklifts in products liability litigation.
Settled a significant product liability matter for a specialty rigging company who purchased a gantry which failed, resulting in injury to the company’s employees.
Represents a manufacturer and producer of polypropylene and polyethylene compounds in a case involving alleged toxic exposures to talc in the manufacturing process.
Prevailed in a trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against a Plaintiff who claimed to have developed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (“CLL”) from his work at CSX Transportation, Inc. Plaintiff claimed his CLL was the result of exposure to diesel exhaust on a daily basis.
Obtained a defense verdict for an automobile manufacturer in a mesothelioma death case, in which Plaintiff claimed that the warnings on the company’s asbestos-containing products were inadequate. Plaintiff was represented by arguably the most preeminent Plaintiffs’ law firm.
Defended Baxter International in a products liability matter that involved a claim of product defect in their flagship dialysis products and a botched kidney transplant and was successful in having Plaintiff agree to dismiss Baxter.
Prevailed on a motion to dismiss pursuant to forum non conveniens; Plaintiff appealed, but had defects in his appeal therefore, winning a motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s appeal.
Obtained a defense verdict in a case for an interstate railroad in which Plaintiff attempted to impose a duty on the railroad to provide barriers to railroad tracks abutting roadways.
Won an appeal for Ford Motor Company in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, affirming summary judgment in a product liability case in which the Plaintiff contended that Ford was liable for its English subsidiary's products under the "apparent manufacturer" doctrine and the "piercing the corporate veil" theory.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a defendant where Plaintiff claimed that asbestos attributable to the client caused a decedent's mesothelioma and subsequent death. Plaintiff's claims included an attempt to pierce the corporate veil to hold the client liable for its wholly owned subsidiary.
- Obtained on behalf of an automobile manufacturer, in a significant asbestos-related appeal before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a reversal of an order granting a mistrial and the reinstatement of a judgment following a defense verdict after a jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Obtained a favorable result for a premises client sued in the state of West Virginia for alleged injury and death resulting from exposure to an alleged hazardous substance at the client’s facility.
Obtained a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah precluding the "every breath" opinion under Daubert in Smith v. Ford Motor Co., et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7861 (D. Utah Jan. 18, 2013).
- Obtained decision from Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the “each and every breath” theory of causation lacks general acceptance under Frye in Betz v. Pneumo Abex.
- Obtained a defense verdict for a major automotive manufacturer following a five-and-a-half week trial involving a peritoneal mesothelioma claim brought by a 44-year-old gentleman. The matter involved a unique claim for design defect of company’s braking system.
Obtained a defense verdict for an auto manufacturer following a two-and-a-half week asbestos trial. The jury found that the Plaintiff had been exposed to asbestos, but that during the period of exposure, the auto manufacturer had not been negligent in placing asbestos-containing brakes into the market without a warning.
Participated in and cross-examined experts and prepared post-trial brief in Frye hearing before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The court ruled in favor of our client, a major automotive manufacturer, and found that the Plaintiffs' experts lacked any methodology in arriving at their causation opinions.
- Handled multiple products and premises liability actions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey related to hazardous gases, including acetylene and propane.
- Consultant on Medicare Section 111 reporting requirements for several companies.
- National science defense coordinator for two Fortune 100 companies in toxic-tort litigation. Involves expert development and oversight, trial preparation, coordination and strategy. Includes strategic oversight of numerous matters in 2007 and 2008.
Handled Frye hearing for two Fortune 100 companies challenging the admissibility of Plaintiffs' experts' methodology in toxic-tort litigation in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in February 2008.
Tried medical negligence matter for individual in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in 2008; resulted in one of the largest verdicts in Montgomery County for a Plaintiff in a medical negligence matter.
Served as national coordinating counsel for a pharmaceutical company in its PPA diet pills and pharmaceutical products liability litigation. Representation includes responsibility for over 250 direct claims and approximately 540 contractual indemnity claims, oversight of local counsel in 18 states, oversight of federal multidistrict litigation and the development of corporate and expert witnesses.
Member of the national asbestos defense team for Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation and a member of their national trial team. Included trying significant case to verdict in the Superior Court of Delaware in 2007.
Served as national counsel for Borinquen Insulation in its asbestos litigation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Representation involved approximately 500 cases spanning a period of about eight years.
Areas of Practice
- Products Liability
- Mass Torts
- Pharmaceutical and Biologics Litigation
- Health Effects Litigation
- Premises Liability
- New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of New Jersey
- Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2000-Present
-- Co-Chair, Trial Practice Group
-- Chair, Products Liability and Toxic Torts Practice Group, 2008-2017
- Associate, 1997-1999
Dunn, Haase, Sullivan, Mallon, Cherner & Broadt, Media, PA and Westmont, NJ
- Associate, 1994-1997
Countess and Shelley, Moorestown, New Jersey
- Associate, 1993-1994
Horn, Goldberg, Gorny, Daniels, Paarz, Plackert & Weiss, Voorhees, NJ
- Associate, 1991-1993
McCarter & English, Cherry Hill, NJ
- Associate, 1989-1991
Parker, McCay and Criscuolo, Marlton, NJ
- Associate, 1988-1989
Superior Court of New Jersey
- Judicial Clerk, Honorable Dominick J. Ferrelli, JSC, and Honorable Anthony P. Tunney, JSC, 1987-1988
Co-Chair, Trial Practice Group
Chair, Duane Morris Women's Impact Network for Success
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- COVID-19 Task Force
- Liability Reform Litigation Advisory Committee
International Association of Defense Counsel
- Product Liability Committee
-- Vice-Chair, Communications, 2020-2021
-- Vice-Chair, Webinars, 2021-2022
American Bar Association
- Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
-- Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee
--- Vice Chair, 2005-2007
- New Jersey State Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Women's Rights Committee
- Committee on Women in the Profession
- Board of Public Interest Section
- Member, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
Corporate Leadership Award Dinner Committee, 2019
- Camden County Bar Association
National Association of Women Lawyers
- Program Committee, 2007
- Survey Committee, 2007
- Leadership Summit, 2007
National Association of Women Judges
- Friends Committee, 2007
Camden Inn of the American Inns of Court
- Barrister, 1995-1997
Law360 Editorial Advisory Board
- Products Liability Section, 2010
Honors and Awards
- Recipient of the Cheryl Bryson Leadership Award from Duane Morris' Women's Impact Network for Success (WINS), 2021. The award recognizes significant contributions to women in the profession, including professional development of women lawyers and the advancement of women lawyers in the profession.
- Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2022
- Named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" for Pro Bono, 2021
- Named to The Legal Intelligencer's 2020 list of Pennsylvania Trailblazers
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2023
- Named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" for Business Litigation, 2020
- Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 and 2017
- Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
- Named one of The Legal Intelligencer's Women of the Year, 2012
- Rising Star Award, YMCA, Central Branch, Wilmington, Delaware
- AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
- Executive Board, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
Civic and Charitable Activities
- St. Michael Lutheran Church, Church Council, 2013-2018
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training 2008, Nation's Triathlon
- North Brandywine Swim League Stroke and Turn Judge, 2007, 2008
YMCA, Central Branch, Wilmington, Delaware
- Board of Governors, 1997-2000
- Rising Star Award, 1997
- Executive Committee, 1998-1999
- Vice President, Fund Raising, 1997-1999
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church Building Renovation Committee, Wilmington, Delaware
- Chairperson, 1995-1997
Children's House Montessori School
- Advisory Board, 1993-1996
- Silent Auction Chairperson, 1994-1996
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Burlington County
- Board of Directors, 1989-1990
- Chairperson Personnel Committee of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
- Co-author, "Consent or Not Consent? U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Constitutionality of Consent-by-Registration Statutes," Duane Morris Alert, November 11, 2022
- Co-author, "Slippery Slope Decision by California Appellate Court Allows Wrongful Death Claim from 'Take Home' COVID-19 Exposure to Proceed," Duane Morris Alert, February 8, 2022
- Co-author, "Registering to Do Business in Pennsylvania Does Not Confer General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations," Duane Morris Alert, December 23, 2021
- Co-author, "Pandemic Travel Restrictions for the Middle East: Know Before You Go," Duane Morris Alert, July 19, 2021
- Co-author, "Talc Verdict Overturned as Appellate Court Finds Experts' Opinions Lacking," Duane Morris Alert, April 30, 2021
- Co-author, "ASTM International Approves New National Standard for Barrier Face Coverings," Duane Morris Alert, April 27, 2021
- Co-author, "No Mask, No Travel: Federal Penalties in Place for Failure to Wear Masks on Planes, Public Transportation and Ride-Hailing Vehicles," Duane Morris Alert, February 11, 2021
- Co-author, "Biden Administration Unveils National Strategy for COVID-19 Response," Duane Morris Alert, January 25, 2021
- Co-author, "President-Elect Biden Announces Plan for Massive Federal Vaccination Effort, Asks Congress for $20 Billion in Vaccine Funding," Duane Morris Alert, January 19, 2021
- Co-author, "CDC Updates Interim COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Recommendations," Duane Morris Alert, December 23, 2020
- Co-author, "CDC Advisory Committee Issues Recommendations for Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization," Duane Morris Alert, December 4, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Announces Latest COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts and Restrictions Impacting Employers," Duane Morris Alert, November 25, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania General Assembly Passes COVID-19 Safe Harbor Legislation," Duane Morris Alert, November 23, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Issues New Travel Restrictions and Order Expanding Use of Face Coverings; Philadelphia Mayor Announces New 'Safer at Home' COVID-19 Restrictions," Duane Morris Alert, November 20, 2020
- Co-author, "CDC Updates Face Mask Recommendations," Duane Morris Alert, November 12, 2020
- Co-author, "New York Executive Order Lifts COVID-19 Toll of State Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases," Duane Morris Alert, November 6, 2020
- Co-author, "FINRA Extends General Postponement of In-Person Arbitration and Mediation Hearings, Provides Stats on Use of Remote Hearings," Duane Morris Alert, October 15, 2020
- Co-author, "New York Governor Issues One More (and One Final?) COVID-Related Executive Order Tolling Statutes of Limitations," Duane Morris Alert, October 14, 2020
- Co-author, "Federal District Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Governor's COVID-19 Emergency Orders as Unconstitutional," Duane Morris Alert, September 18, 2020
- Co-author, "Georgia Passes Bill Limiting COVID-19-Related Liability for Businesses," Duane Morris Alert, August 20, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Governor Issues New Order Pulling Back Reopening Efforts to Mitigate Increased Spread of Coronavirus," Duane Morris Alert, July 16, 2020
- Co-author, "SDNY Finds In-Person Depositions Impose 'Undue Burden' on Nonparties During COVID-19 Pandemic," Duane Morris Alert, July 6, 2020
- Co-author, "Amid National Outcry for Police Accountability, Supreme Court Declines to Review Qualified Immunity," Duane Morris Alert, June 15, 2020
- Co-author, "Sharing the Risk: Reopening America," Total Retail, June 8, 2020
- Co-author, "Beware of Pitfalls in Remote FINRA Hearings," Duane Morris Alert, May 26, 2020
- Co-author, "Wisconsin Supreme Court Declares Safer at Home Order Invalid and Unenforceable – Now What?" Duane Morris Alert, May 14, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders State Courts to Reopen with Safety Restrictions on May 4, 2020," Duane Morris Alert, April 29, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Governor Announces Three-Phase System for Reopening the Commonwealth," Duane Morris Alert, April 23, 2020
- Co-author, "Economic Programs Available to Texas Workers and Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis," Duane Morris Alert, April 21, 2020
- Co-author, "White House Issues Guidelines on Relaxing COVID-19 Precautions," Duane Morris Alert, April 17, 2020
- Co-author, "Pennsylvania Governor Authorizes Emergency Management Officials to Seize Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Fight," Duane Morris Alert, April 9, 2020
Co-author, "Nonessential New York State Court Litigation Put on Hold in Response to COVID-19," Duane Morris Alert, March 24, 2020
- Co-author, "Gov. Wolf Revises Pennsylvania Non-Life-Sustaining Business Shutdown Order with Waivers Allowed," Duane Morris Alert, March 23, 2020
- Co-author, "FDA Proposes Labeling Recommendations for Complications Linked to Breast Implants," Duane Morris Alert, October 25, 2019
Co-author, "Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense in Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law," Duane Morris Alert, March 21, 2019
Quoted, "Everybody's Found Something to Hate in Proposed Changes to Deposition Rules," The AMLaw Litigation Daily, February 14, 2019
Quoted, "2018 Women In Law Roundtable Discussion," The Legal Intelligencer, October 19, 2018
Quoted, "Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Duane Morris," Law360, August 29, 2018
- Co-author, "A New Paradigm For Prescription Drug Labeling?" Law360, November 30, 2015
- Co-author, "Eastern District Predicts 'Bare Metal Defense' Available Under Pennsylvania Law," Duane Morris Alert, June 9, 2015
- Co-author, "Pa. Justices Adopt New Standards for Strict Liability Claims," The Legal Intelligencer, February 10, 2015
- Co-author, "FACT Act Promises Transparency in Bankruptcy Trust Claims and Payments for Asbestos Exposure," Duane Morris Alert, November 18, 2013
- Co-author, "'Every Breath' Theory: On Its Last Breaths? Duane Morris Alert, January 22, 2013
- Co-author, "Third Circuit Ruling Affords Defendants Protection from Amended Complaints After Statute of Limitations Runs Out," Duane Morris Alert, September 10, 2012
- Co-author, "'Every Breath' of Asbestos Is Not a Substantial Factor in Pennsylvania," Duane Morris Alert, May 25, 2012; republished in Law360, June 20, 2012
- Co-author, "The Circuit Split On 'Fraud On The FDA' Continues," Guest Column in Products Liability Law360, March 13, 2012
- Co-author, "Fifth Circuit Concludes That U.S. Supreme Court's 'Fraud-on-the-FDA' Federal Preemption Precedent Has Broad Application," Duane Morris Alert, March 2, 2012
- Co-author, "Two-disease Rule No More: Pennsylvania Allows Multiple Malignancy Claims," Duane Morris Alert, February 24, 2012
- Co-author, "Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Issues General Court Regulation on Mass Tort and Asbestos Programs," Duane Morris Alert, February 23, 2012
- Co-author, "Supreme Court Orders Ninth Circuit to Revisit Preemption Ruling Against Generic OTC Ibuprofen Manufacturer," Duane Morris Alert, November 2, 2011; republished by Linex Systems, November 3, 2011; republished in Product Liability Law360, November 8, 2011
- Co-author, "Mensing and Its Impact on State-Law-Based Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers," Update Magazine, The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), September 2011
- Co-author, "Preemption of State Court Motor Vehicle Products Liability Claims After Williamson: Is Preemption Over?" CorporateLiveWire, August 2, 2011
- Co-author, "New Pennsylvania Law Limits Joint and Several Liability," Duane Morris Alert, June 29, 2011
- Co-author, "U.S. Supreme Court Holds That State-Law-Based Failure-to-Warn Claims Are Federally Preempted Against Generic Drug Manufacturers," Duane Morris Alert, June 23, 2011
- Co-author, "In Drug Products Liability, Pa. Supreme Court Denies Attempt to Introduce 'Failure-to-Warn' Theories of First Impression," Duane Morris Alert, May 12, 2011
- Co-author, "Significant Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Will Protect Drafts of Expert Reports from Discovery," published in Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2011, Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, February 8, 2011
- Co-author, "In Stricker Case, District Court to Dismiss Medicare's Suit Seeking Reimbursement from Defendants, Insurers and Attorneys," Duane Morris Alert, September 22, 2010
- Co-author, "Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Medicare's Recovery Practices Under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute," Duane Morris Alert, September 21, 2010
- Co-author, "Significant Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Will Protect Drafts of Expert Reports from Discovery," Duane Morris Alert, July 15, 2010
- Co-author, "Making Your Business Development Plan Recession-Proof," Marketing the Law Firm, July 2010
- Co-author, "The Issue of Expertise: Modern Jurisdictional Trends in the Daubert v. Frye Debate," National Association of Women Judges Counterbalance, Volume 30, Issue 1 (Winter 2010)
- Co-author, "Generic Drug Manufacturers Post-ANDA Approval Duties With Reference To Labeling Changes: Viability of Federal Preemption Defense Post-Levine," Bloomberg Law Reports - Health Law, May 2010
- Co-author, "Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting and Repayment Obligations: Is Relief on the Way?" Duane Morris Alert, April 22, 2010
- Co-author, "Medicare Secondary Payer Statute: Reporting Obligations Delayed, but Uncertainty Remains," Duane Morris Alert, March 12, 2010
- Co-author, "Medicare Secondary Payer Statute: New Reporting Requirements for Products Liability and Toxic Tort Clients," New Jersey Law Journal, Product Liability & Toxic Torts Special Report, December 8, 2009
- Co-author, "Federal Rule Changes to Impact Timing Requirements, Indicative Rulings, Summary Judgments and Amending of Pleadings," Duane Morris Alert, November 9, 2009
- Co-author, "Exception to Pennsylvania's One-Disease Rule: Pre-1992 Asbestos Plaintiffs May File New Claims," Duane Morris Alert, October 26, 2009
- Co-author, "Have You Registered Under MMSEA? New Reporting Obligations and Penalties for Medicare Secondary Payers," Duane Morris Alert, October 15, 2009
- Co-author, "New Jersey Supreme Court Proposes Rule of Court Requiring Mandatory Continuing Legal Education," Duane Morris Alert, October 13, 2009
- Co-author, "Viability of the Federal Preemption Defense Post-Levine," Drug and Medical Device: For the Defense, July 2009
- Profiled by Law 360, June 30, 2009
- "Split Vote by CPSC Signals That Tracking Labels Must Be Placed on Children's Products by August 14, 2009," Duane Morris Alert, May 27, 2009
- Co-author, "Can Failure-to-Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Be Preempted?," LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy newsletter, June 2009
- Co-author, "Illinois Supreme Court Overturns Lipke Exclusionary Rule in Nolan v. Weil-McLain," Duane Morris Alert, April 17, 2009
- Co-author, "What the Future Holds," The National Law Journal, March 30, 2009
- Co-author, "Wyeth v. Levine: An Attorney's Perspective," PharmExec.com, March 11, 2009
- Co-author, "Courts Are Divided on Whether Failure-to-Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Can Be Preempted," Genericsweb.com INNSIGHT Industry Newsletter, March 4, 2009
- Co-author, "Courts Are Divided on Whether Failure-to-Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Can Be Preempted," Strictly Speaking, the newsletter of the DRI Product Liability Committee, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 25, 2009
- Co-author, "Third Circuit Weighs In on Limits of Punitive Damages Awards," Duane Morris Alert, January 5, 2009
- Co-author, "New Final Rule Clarifies FDA's View On Preemption," Product Liability Law 360 and Health Law 360, August 29, 2008
- Co-author, "N.J. Packagers Are Link in Acutrim Liability Chain," Product Liability Law 360 and Health Law 360, July 16, 2008
- "Creative Exit Strategy: Limiting Damages When Co-Defendant Files for Bankruptcy," The Legal Intelligencer, June 27, 2007
- Co-author, "MD Charged with Fraud for Failing to Disclose Drug Use Before Operating," Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, December 1998
- Co-author, "No Duty to Nonpatient Family Members of Therapist's Treatment of Patient," Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, March 1999
- Co-author, Monthly Column for Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy
- Quoted, "Plaintiffs Seek to Narrow Pa. High Court's Ruling Axing Jurisdiction by Business Registration," The Legal Intelligencer, February 1, 2022
- Quoted, "Pennsylvania Powerhouse: Duane Morris," Law360, August 2, 2021
Selected Speaking Engagements
- Speaker, "Status of the Preemption Defense in Pharmaceutical Products Liability Cases," IADC 2022 Midyear Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 20, 2022
- Faculty, "Litigating Civil Cases in Pennsylvania From Start to Finish," NBI Webinar, November 2021
- Speaker, "Forever Chemicals: Chemical Persistence as a Litigation Risk," IADC Annual Meeting, August 15, 2021
- Speaker, "Protecting Your Business Against Product Liability Claims," Lorman Webinar, April 26, 2021
- Speaker, "From Pillars of Society to Scourge: How Perceptions of Corporations Have Changed in the Courtroom and How to Address Negative Perceptions," IADC Mid-Year Meeting, Webinar, February 17, 2021
- Presenter, "COVID-19: From Sea to Shining Sea: A Quick Update of U.S. and International COVID-Related Restrictions," Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, December 11, 2020
- Panelist, "Nuclear Verdicts: Countering Social Influence, Corporate Mistrust, Humanizing Corporate Defendant," Strafford Webinar, June 10, 2020
- Panelist, "How Will COVID-19 Affect Business Liability?" Best Lawyers Discussion Panel, May 8, 2020
Panelist, "Ethical Considerations for Autonomous Vehicles," IADC Annual Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina, July 11, 2019
"Collaboration Between Trial and Appellate Counsel: A Path to Litigation Success," Duane Morris Alumni CLE, October 26, 2017
- Speaker, "Daubert and Frye Challenges to Causation Experts," 1st Annual Asbestos Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT, December 2, 2014
- Speaker, "The Single Fiber/Any Exposure Theory of Causation in Asbestos," ABA's 7th Annual Chemical Products and Toxic Torts Regional Seminar, New York City, October 29, 2012
- Panelist, "The Impact of the New Rules on the Future of Asbestos Litigation," HarrisMartin's Philadelphia Complex Litigation Conference: Examining the Court's New Mass Tort and Asbestos Protocols, June 5, 2012
- Panelist, "Product Liability Preemption: Analyzing the Supreme Court's New Decisions," Strafford Publications Webinar, August 16, 2011
- Moderator, "New Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Law Seminars International TeleBriefing, April 28, 2011
- Speaker, "The Practical Impact of the 2010 Rule 26 Amendments on Expert Witnessing," SEAK, Inc.'s 20th Anniversary National Expert Witness Conference, Naples, Florida, April 15, 2011
- Speaker, "Preemption Fundamentals," American Conference Institute's FDA Boot Camp, Boston, Massachusetts, September 28, 2010
- Speaker, "Medicare Secondary Payer Update—What Asbestos Plaintiffs and Defendants Need to Know," HB Litigation Conferences' Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation, Marina del Ray, California, March 5, 2010
- Speaker, "Women in Business Breakfast Roundtable" and "Understanding Evidentiary Standards: Daubert/Frye Update," Perrin's Asbestos Litigation Conference, San Francisco, California, September 15, 2009
- Co-chair, "LexisNexis® Women in the Legal Profession Summit: Rainmaking, Negotiating, and Collaborative Development," Philadelphia, September 25, 2007
- "Advanced Litigation Issues in E-Discovery," Web cast for FIOS, May 30, 2007
- Speaker, "Managing Discovery in the Digital Age," Counsel to Counsel program, September 27, 2006
- Panelist, "Unconventional Wisdom on Products Liability Defense," Insurance Society of Philadelphia CLE Seminar, August 11, 2006
- Chair, Mealey's E-mail Discovery & Retention Policies Conference, San Francisco, California, May 18, 2006
- Speaker, "Emails Run Amok," FIOS Electronic Discovery webcast, January 11, 2006
- Speaker, "Sales Coaching," ABA Law Practice Management Section Fall Meeting on Marketing and Technology, October 21, 2005
- "Allocating and Shifting Liability," Mealey's Asbestos Premises Liability Conference, December 2004
- Speaker, "Forum Shopping: Getting In and Out," American Conference Institute, "Asbestos Litigation the Next Generation," October 22, 2001
- Speaker, "The New Face of the Litigation: Beyond the Thermal Insulation Manufacturers," Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, October 8, 2001
- Presenter, "Legal Implications of Medical Care," Pennsylvania Association of Medical Assistants, continuing education program, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, November 12, 2000
- "Malpractice Issues," Minimizing Regulatory Finds and Litigation in Long-Term Care and Assisted-Living Facilities, New Jersey Center for Health Care Education, Seminar sponsored by Duane, Morris & Heckscher LLP, September 28, 2000
- Speaker, "Trial Theme," Pennsylvania Bar Institute Product Liability Litigation Seminar, December 19, 2001