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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    18 years, 550 cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
    18 years, 30 cases
  3. Class Action: 25%
    18 years, 30 cases

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GlaxoSmithKline LLC

5 Crescent Drive
Philadelphia, PA, 191112


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Corporate Counsel 100 United States Rising StarLegal 5002014
Top Assistant General CounselFirst Chair2013
Corporate Counsel Award WinnerPhiladelphia Business Journal2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Fellow of the Academy of AdvocacyTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDechert LLP1999 - 2009
ClerkHonorable Herbert J. Hutton1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationCo-Chair, In House Committee2013 - Present
Philadelphia Bar FoundationBoard of Trustees2011 - Present
Villanova Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - Present
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent (VIP)Board of Directors2004 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalA New Era of Partnership2012
Washington Legal Foundation publicationCourt Endorses Tort Defenses in Diet Drug Litigation2005
ABA Mass Torts Litigation, Vol. I, No. 3Spam, Junk Faxes, and Class Action: Perfect Together?2004
For the Defense, Defense Research Institute Magazine, at 41-44, 67Litigation Against Product Trade Groups and Associations2003
Rx for the Defense, Defense Research Institute NewsletterPrescription for Crashes:" Are Drugs and Driving Accidents the Next Wave of Litigation Against Pharmaceutical2003
National Law Journal, A33America and England May Be New Meccas for Suits2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Dickinson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DRI Trial TacticsComplex Litigation: Mock Daubert Hearing2015
7th Annual ACC Conference - PhiladelphiaCan You Get Insurance Coverage for False Claims Act2015
Association of Corporate Counsel Litigation InstitutePennsylvania Supreme Court Year in Review2014
Philadelphia Bar AssociationThe Changing Parameters of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession2013
Philadelphia Bar AssociationDrafting ADR Clauses2013
Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practices ForumHandling Parallel Criminal, Civil and Administrative Investigations2013
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteBetween a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Avoid Conflicts of Interest2013
Drug and Medical Device Litigation ConferenceA Good Offense is the Best Defense: Effective Use of Social Media in Products Liability Defense2013
Third Annual Pharmaceutical Labeling ConferencePliva v. Mensing Redux?2012
2nd Annual Life Sciences Compliance, Legal and Regulatory CongressStrategies for Early Case Assessment and Dispute Resolution2012
Sixth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice IssuesDevelopments in Products Litigation: Generic Drug Litigation2011
CPR PanelEarly Case Assessment: How Corporations Decide Which Dispute Resolution Mechanism Is Right for Them2011
16th Annual ACI Drug and Medical Device ConferenceNavigating Unclear Disclosure Obligations for Life Sciences Companies and Counsel2011
EDisocvery for PharmaRecreating the eDiscovery Request Process: Defining In-house eDiscovery Roles2010
EDiscovery for PharmaFrom FDCA To FCPA: Flexible eDiscovery Strategies And Tactics In A Changing Regulatory Environment2010
CLE PresentationCurrent Issues on the Attorney-Client Privilege and Discovery Issues from the Perspective of Corporate and Outside Counsel2010
Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation ForumMass Torts/MDLs2010
Eat, Drink, and Be LitigiousFood Litigation2004