Overview

Jessica Brennan represents manufacturers of prescription pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer goods in individual cases, class actions, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state proceedings. A skilled litigator, Jessica has served on national coordinating counsel teams in roles including trial, brief writing, witness preparation, and coordinating electronic document review and production.

Products Liability, Mass Tort, and Multidistrict Litigation

Jessica has extensive trial and litigation experience defending major pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer goods companies. She handles strict product liability, negligence, breach of warranty and wrongful death actions involving prescription medications, over-the-counter products, orthopedic implants and other products before state and federal courts and in mass tort and multidistrict proceedings.

In cross-jurisdictional mass tort litigations, Jessica has served as national and local counsel. She often represents multinational clients and has a deep understanding of the challenges of coordinating United States and foreign litigations and related e-discovery issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica worked on a variety of litigation matters representing domestic and foreign manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, recreational products and industrial equipment.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Certifications

Post-Graduate Professional Certification  Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law & Compliance, Seton Hall University School of Law

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law
Professional Certification in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law and Compliance (2011)

Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. (2007)

University of Delaware
B.A. (2004)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

In addition to her practice, Jessica participates in Law2Life program, a legal enrichment and mock trial program at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. She has also served as court-appointed counsel in a variety of matters. She is an active member of the firm’s Summer and Hiring Committees and regularly mentors junior lawyers.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute — Drug and Medical Device Committee; Young Lawyers; and Women in the Law Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association — Vice Chair, Product Liability and Mass Tort Section
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Seton Hall University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • BioNJ

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Women’s Leadership Committee; Summer Associate Committee (Florham Park office); Hiring Committee (Florham Park office); Mentor, Peer Mentoring Program

Honors

  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021

Awards Methodology

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