Arthur E. Brown is co-chair of Kaye Scholer’s Product Liability Group, and a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Group. His practice focuses on representing and advising clients on mass tort and product liability issues, investigations by federal and state authorities, inquiries from Congress and commercial litigation disputes. As part of his practice, Arthur frequently serves as national counsel representing pharmaceutical companies in mass tort product liability actions, advises clients on strategic litigation and settlement decisions in the areas of commercial litigation and white collar investigations, and counsels clients on litigation avoidance.
Arthur currently represents Novartis in product liability claims alleging its blood pressure medication, Tekturna, causes kidney and other injuries; he also represents Pfizer in asbestos litigation. Arthur recently served as co-lead national coordinating counsel for AstraZeneca in thousands of product liability lawsuits alleging that its atypical antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, causes diabetes and related injuries. He was also regional counsel defending AstraZeneca against product liability cases alleging that its anesthetic, administered via a shoulder pain pump, caused chondrolysis (loss of cartilage). In addition, Arthur was part of the Kaye Scholer team that served as national trial counsel to Pfizer in Rezulin litigation.
Experience — Arthur is an experienced commercial litigator. Currently, Arthur represents a large pharmaceutical manufacturer in an action brought by venture capitalists alleging securities and common law causes of action and is part of the team defending former members of AIG’s senior management in a complex fraud action brought by the New York Attorney General’s office under the Martin Act. In addition, he recently advised AstraZeneca in a breach of contract claim brought by Verus Pharmaceuticals stemming from an alleged breach of a Collaboration Agreement to develop a pediatric asthma treatment. The case was dismissed on pretrial motion and the dismissal was upheld on appeal. Arthur has also assisted and defended pharmaceutical companies in government and Congressional investigations related to marketed medicines.
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