We Protect Your Products
Morrison & Foerster’s Product Liability and Counseling group is a one-stop shop for product manufacturers and resellers. Our clients turn to us to protect and defend not just their products, but also their brands. We are counsel of choice to industry leaders in consumer products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, aviation, and transportation.
From Product Development to Market and Beyond
We help you navigate complex regulatory environments, partnering with you as your business grows and guiding you through all phases of your product life cycles.
We provide timely advice on regulatory compliance, product labeling, and litigation risk assessment, both pre- and post-market. Our expertise includes guiding clients through complex product recalls, counseling on insurance and indemnification issues, and advising on acquisitions involving ongoing product liability claims.
In all that we do, we aim to minimize the risk and impact of litigation involving our clients’ products. But sometimes litigation is unavoidable. And when lawsuits are filed, our trial lawyers and national coordinating counsel are by your side to advocate for the best possible outcome. Our trial lawyers have tried hundreds of cases to judges and juries, arbitrators, and administrative bodies. And if the case goes up on appeal, our award-winning appellate lawyers are ready to take on our clients’ most challenging legal issues.
No case is too big or too small. We specialize in defending large class actions, multi-party serial tort litigation, and mass tort litigation. At the same time, we leverage our breadth and depth of expertise to dispose of small cases efficiently.
We Thrive on Answering the Unanswerable
In the evolving digital age, regulators and courts have yet to grapple with many of the questions our clients face. Our team of thought leaders draws on the vast technical knowledge of Morrison & Foerster’s deep bench of industry-leading professionals to solve our clients’ most complex and novel issues. We stay on the cutting edge of legal developments that impact our clients and keep you informed and up to date through our blogs and client alerts. We leverage that intellectual agility to develop creative solutions for some of the world’s leading technology clients to help them stay ahead of regulators and plaintiffs’ attorneys.
Chambers USA 2018 National: Product Liability and Mass Torts
Legal 500 US 2018 Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action: Consumer Products Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action: Toxic Tort - Defense
Legal 500 US 2017 Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Action: Aerospace and Aviation
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2018 New York: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1) San Diego: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Tier 1) San Diego: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants (Tier 1) San Francisco: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Tier 1)
Here is what they say about us:
“The team offers fantastic performance and a really strong global reach.” (Chambers USA 2018)
“One client describes the firm as ‘very knowledgeable in all aspects of products,’ noting that its lawyers ‘can answer any question we have.’"(Chambers USA 2017)
“Very good client service: their advice is prompt and to be relied upon. Their knowledge of the sector is excellent.” (Chambers USA 2015)
Product liability issues are set to increase new case activity for consumer products companies in 2018. Download our report to learn more.
“Very knowledgeable in all aspects of products,” noting that its lawyers “can answer any question we have.” (Chambers USA 2018)
MoFo Scores Significant Appellate Victory For Businesses in Fruit, Juice, And Baby Food Litigation
MoFo named California Product Liability Department of the Year for 2013 by The Recorder.
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