PRODUCT LIABILITY & MASS TORTS

When companies face a product liability or mass and toxic torts lawsuit, the stakes are high from a business, reputational and legal standpoint. Reed Smith will partner with you to map out the best strategy for your business in these often complex, high-profile cases.

O'Rourke's Products Liability & Mass Torts Practice brings a sophisticated and coordinated approach to trying complex cases in diverse industries such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy, toxic mold, and tobacco. Not only do our attorneys provide powerful defense in litigation, but we also proactively partner with our clients to develop liability prevention programs to identify and correct potentially devastating practices that may lead to litigation. We develop innovative strategies that are custom-fit to each client’s needs and unique situation, be it a single plaintiff matter or mass tort. Harnessing our breadth of experience in cases of all kinds in venues across the United States and internationally allows us to take powerful and cost-effective action through flexible and client-centered teamwork.

Clients turn to us because we are committed to understanding their industries and developing a litigation strategy that protects their commercial successes, whether that means settlement or trial.


If resolution is the goal, we implement innovative claims and settlement procedures to resolve matters at the earliest advantageous phase, even before litigation commences. However, if settlement is not an option, our team is ready. Our courtroom veterans are well known by the local courts and have vast experience trying cases in front of juries.