“ From product development to litigation to recalls, I am there throughout the entire product life cycle protecting my clients’ best interests. I have earned my clients’ trust through my love for negotiating and my passion for getting great business outcomes.
Erin Bosman co-chairs MoFo’s Class Actions and Mass Torts Practice Group. Clients value her business strategy, seeking her comprehensive counsel throughout the product life cycle, especially in high-stakes litigation and product recalls.
Erin’s clients value her litigation acumen, retaining her as national coordinating and trial counsel in class action cases and multijurisdictional and multidistrict proceedings. A skilled negotiator, Erin has a long track record of securing dismissals and favorable settlements for her clients. Her courtroom skills have delivered successful jury verdicts and won appeals before the Second Circuit and California Court of Appeal.
Erin has represented major companies in MDL proceedings and successfully argued before the JPML. She navigates complex business relationships and serves as defense liaison counsel in cases where multiple defendants have conflicting defenses.
Outside the courtroom, Erin maintains a robust advisement practice, drawing on her litigation experience to counsel clients on product development, risk assessments, product labeling, and risk mitigation strategies to help them avoid and defeat product liability claims. When necessary, Erin advises on crisis management and guides clients through product recalls, representing clients before the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Erin is a problem-solver through and through. In that role, she advises clients on some of their most difficult product questions, focusing especially on emerging technologies in untested regulatory and litigation landscapes. She is a leader in the fields of wearables and digital health and counsels other clients that have innovative products in the technology sector.
Erin is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America’s Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, and an editor of MoFo’s Class Dismissed blog.
In 1997, Erin was a judicial extern for the Honorable James F. Stiven, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of California. In 1999, she received her J.D. magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, she was an editor of the San Diego Law Review.
Erin is a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association and has served on the editorial board of Product Liability Law360.Show More
Served as lead counsel representing a fertility company, and one of its subsidiaries, in mass tort and class action litigation arising out of a freezer tank failure at Pacific Fertility Center.
Served as lead national product liability counsel, providing broad–based support on product development, in addition to serving as lead counsel in a number of product liability litigation matters filed around the country.
Advised company on new products coming to market as part of a private label licensing business including diverse product lines such as personal care products, children’s furniture, automotive accessories, and educational supplies.
Served as national counsel for a large pharmaceutical company in nationwide pain pump litigation. These product liability cases alleged that local anesthetic products used in pain pumps led to postsurgical chondrolysis, a degenerative condition of the shoulder. Plaintiffs were young athletes claiming career-ending injuries. Erin secured her client’s dismissal from 189 cases brought by 478 plaintiffs, with no settlement payments, through voluntary dismissals and successful motions to dismiss.
Chambers USA 2018
Legal 500 US 2010-2018
Best Lawyers in America 2016 - 2019
Litigation Counsel of America
Euromoney’s Expert Guides (2012–2017)
Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (2012–2017)
State Bar of California (2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016)
Daily Journal, 2012