Attorney Jayne Conroy is a named shareholder of Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms, and has developed a superb national reputation as a skilled strategist, trial lawyer, and negotiator over her thirty-year career. Based in the New York office, Ms. Conroy litigates products liability and mass torts cases, among other complex actions.
Ms. Conroy has spearheaded efforts to help thousands of victims in some of the largest cases in the country get the medical help or financial resolution they need to again be whole. The high-profile cases she has litigated include the Toyota Unintended Acceleration controversy, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, sex abuse in Catholic institutions and more. In 2016, Ms. Conroy secured a $502 million verdict and then a $1 billion verdict in subsequent bellwether trials against Johnson & Johnson over its DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implants. She served on the lead trial team during the trials, which consolidated the cases of multiple plaintiffs injured by the metal-on-metal hip implant devices.
Ms. Conroy has served in leadership positions on over a dozen multidistrict litigations including the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the MDL No. 2672, In Re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, And Products Liability Litigation in the Northern District of California and on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in the In re: Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation, MDL 2591 in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. In 2015, the National Law Journal named Ms. Conroy as one of the nation’s Outstanding Women Lawyers.