Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
Bill defends product liability cases involving over-the-counter medications, food products, pesticides, pediculicides, hospital equipment and industrial equipment. He has been involved in mass tort litigation over TMJ implants, breast and hip implants, cold remedy products, antidepressants and antipsychotics. In addition to serving as trial or coordinating counsel, Bill prepares expert witnesses and coordinates factual discovery.
Consumer Class Actions
Bill has successfully defended companies against claims of false advertising, unfair business practices and unfair competition — including helping a major pharmaceutical manufacturer win at trial in a case alleging violations of the California Unfair Business Practices Act. He defends consumer class actions involving weight loss products, pain relievers, dietary supplements and homeopathic cold remedy products.
Beyond his product work, Bill has represented companies in contract and licensing disputes involving intellectual property and insurance carriers in insurance coverage litigation. He has defended companies in employment litigation alleging wrongful termination and discrimination.