Lori B. Leskin - Kaye Scholer LLP

Lori B. Leskin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Lori handles all aspects of litigation strategy for complex nationwide and multidistrict litigations involving a variety of products, including currently, the representation of Pfizer Inc as national counsel in its Hormone Therapy and Viagra® product liability litigations. She also serves as lead defense counsel in In re: Viagra Products Liability Litigation (MDL-1724), involving allegations that Viagra® can cause vision loss, for which she developed the strategy and successfully argued a series of Daubert challenges to plaintiffs’ general causation experts, effectively ending the litigation. Moreover, she successfully led the Kaye Scholer team in obtaining summary judgment for several earlier cases throughout the country that alleged Viagra® causes heart attacks and other cardiac injuries, and has represented Pfizer in several other products liability, commercial and antitrust litigations.

In addition to her representation of Pfizer, she previously served as national counsel for Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. in the phenylpropanolamine (“PPA”) product liability cases, and served as principal defense liaison with the Plaintiff’s Discovery Committee in the MDL proceedings in those cases.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


    US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


    US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


    US District Court for the District of New Jersey


    US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

American UniversityBA Rutgers School of Law – NewarkJ.D.
National Association of Women LawyersNew Jersey State Bar AssociationNew York State Bar AssociationInternational Association of Defense Counsel

Client Comments

"Ms. Leskin is an excellent attorney. She is well prepared, knowledgeable and an absolute professional. She is cool under fire, maintains her composure and does not lose her focus. Ms. Leskin masters the subject matter and is an excellent communicator with the court, opposing counsel and witnesses. "

-Judge (Ret.) John Borg
Retired Judge

Office Location

250 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-9710
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants