Glenn Pogust, Special Counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department and member of the Product Liability Group, focuses his practice on the defense of manufacturers of a wide variety of products in personal injury and property damage cases, as well as cases involving product performance or malfunction claims that do not involve injury.
Glenn has been involved in all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels and in the federal and state courts in New York, as well as in jurisdictions throughout the country. Glenn has been consistently recognized as a leader in New York Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and in Product Liability Defense by The Best Lawyers in America.
Glenn’s extensive experience includes the representation of major pharmaceutical companies, and the defense of chemical, paint product and adhesive manufacturers with respect to a wide range of claimed injuries including chronic disease, wrongful death, and burn injuries from explosions and fires. In addition, Glenn has represented manufacturers of industrial machinery, power tools, glass products, drug products, medical devices and consumer products. He has experience in aviation and asbestos litigation and has litigated a variety of commercial, construction and employment disputes. Recently, Glenn has been active in the food, beverage & supplements space, and has published a number of articles in the emerging area of food liability.
Glenn is also frequently asked to provide advice and risk assessments on non-litigated matters, including reviews of labeling, manuals and operating procedures for new or existing products, due diligence reviews relating to corporate and finance transactions, drafting or revising contract language to protect clients from potential post-transaction liability exposure, and assisting with the resolution of claims that are not yet in litigation.
Glenn is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono program and serves as co-head of the Immigration Practice Group. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Kimball Union Academy.