Beth S. Rose - Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Beth S. Rose

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 973-643-5877

Beth S. Rose is nationally known for her defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex product liability and mass tort litigation.  She is the lawyer to whom General Counsel turn when they need an aggressive but practical approach to “bet the company” product liability matters.  Clients rely on her expertise to develop successful and cost-effective strategies consistent with their business goals.  Through her efforts, clients have obtained dismissals and prevailed at trial.

Ms. Rose developed her expertise in product liability matters in the late 1980s when she successfully defended a medical device manufacturer in a number of AIDS needle stick and AIDS phobia claims.  She has served as national counsel to several pharmaceutical and medical device companies defending mass tort litigation including claims relating to PPA and latex gloves.  She is currently national counsel to a CRO defending claims against a new class of antibiotics.  She has successfully defended matters involving a variety of medical devices, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals and industrial machines, as well as asbestos, mask respirator, silica and benzene claims.

Ms. Rose also has experience handling personal injury, consumer fraud, and medical monitoring class actions.  She successfully represented a pharmaceutical company in a putative nationwide class action involving an anti-arrhythmic cardiac drug.  She served as co-chair of the Mass Tort Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section’s Class Action Committee. 

Ms. Rose was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” list for her leadership achievements in her practice area.  She was featured as one of the outstanding lawyers among women and minorities by the New Jersey Law Journal.  She has been quoted on the front page of the Business Section of New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger regarding her approach to handling complex cases.  Ms. Rose has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005, the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for several years, including 2009, and New Jersey Super Lawyers since its inception in 2005.  She was also listed as one of “The Top 50 New Jersey Female Super Lawyers” in 2007 and 2009 by New Jersey Super Lawyers.  She has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Wesleyan UniversityBA 1984Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1987
Cerebral Palsy of North JerseyPashman Inn of CourtInternational Association of Defense Counsel

Client Comments

"Beth has always been extremely reactive, responsive and understanding of our Regulator needs. She is clearly an expert in her field and the assistance she has provided us has been invaluable."

-Elizabeth Marro
Vice President, Quality Unit
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.

"Beth is an excellent trial lawyer and very good to work with. She is accommodating, responsive and very knowledgeable about the FDA and regulations. She's a wonderful person to deal with."

"Beth Rose has the knowledge and expertise, but her practical approach and judgment set her apart from the pack."

Office Location

The Legal Center
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants of the Newark Metro Area
Beth S. Rose has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants (Class Actions, Pharmaceutical, Product Liability)
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Mass Tort, Product Liability)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (Mass Tort, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical)

Other Information

Gender: Female