James D. Herschlein is co-chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Department and recently completed two terms as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Jim is a nationally known litigator who has represented some of the world’s largest organizations in a multitude of cases before judges, juries and arbitral or governmental bodies throughout the United States. His broad range of trial and litigation experience includes cases involving complex contractual disputes, product liability litigation, and intellectual property matters.
Additionally, Jim serves as an integral member of both the firm’s Life Sciences Group and Product Liability Group. In 2014, the Life Sciences Group was recognized as practice group of the year by Law360. Similarly, the Product Liability Group was recognized in 2013 as Product Liability Practice Group of the Year by Law360 and was one of eight practice groups to be shortlisted for Product Liability Firm of the Year at the 2013 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence.
Experience — Jim has substantial experience representing manufacturers in product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts, including the trial of individual claims and the coordination of the nationwide defense and multidistrict litigation proceedings of hundreds of cases arising from the recall of medical devices, pharmaceutical products and consumer products, among others.