Barnes & Thornburg Expands With New Offices in New Jersey and Philadelphia

Talk of the Town New Office

PHILADELPHIA, PA and MORRISTOWN, NJ—Barnes & Thornburg LLP is opening new offices in Northern New Jersey and in Philadelphia, its 21st and 22nd in the U.S. The new offices are anchored by well-respected and nationally recognized product liability, mass tort and life sciences litigators and counselors Michael C. Zogby, Jessica L. Brennan, and Kaitlyn E. Stone in New Jersey, and Chanda A. Miller, Molly E. Flynn, and Rebecca Trela in Philadelphia.

The New Jersey and Philadelphia offices will serve the bustling life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, global manufacturing, financial services, and sophisticated multinational companies that are resident in the corridor. In particular, both New Jersey and Philadelphia are major hubs for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, research and development, supply chain, medical technology, financial transactions, and investment funds activity.

Partners Zogby, Brennan, Miller, and Flynn, and associates Stone and Trela previously practiced and served as firm leaders in the Product Liability & Mass Tort and Health & Life Sciences groups at an Am Law 50 law firm. The group has diverse trial and litigation experience, representing global clients in complex product liability, mass tort, class actions, intellectual property, antitrust, trade secret, and cross border disputes, particularly in Japan and Europe.

About the Attorneys

Michael C. Zogby, partner-in-charge in New Jersey and Philadelphia, is a trial attorney focusing on global product liability, mass torts, and aggregated proceedings for clients in the life sciences and other highly regulated industries, and he advises clients in commercial and consumer disputes, class actions, intellectual property, antitrust, and trade secret challenges.

Jessica L. Brennan, partner, New Jersey, works with major pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer goods companies in a range of product liability, mass tort, consumer class actions, and multidistrict proceedings. She has trial and litigation experience before state and federal courts in a range of disputes, including product liability, breach of warranty, wrongful death actions, and negligence claims.

Chanda A. Miller, partner, Philadelphia, is a trial attorney concentrating on high-stakes litigation, including product liability, class action, and appellate matters. Miller has handled multidistrict litigation and coordinated state proceedings as national and local counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device companies facing claims for violating state consumer protection laws, deceptive trade practice acts, failure to warn, breach of warranty, common fraud, and manufacturing or design defects.

Molly E. Flynn, partner, Philadelphia, is a trial lawyer representing Fortune 500 and multinational companies in complex litigation matters including product liability, mass tort, and catastrophic injury claims. Flynn has appeared in state and federal courts around the country and regularly counsels clients seeking to manage risk and potential liability arising from the manufacture, sale, and use of products.

Kaitlyn E. Stone, associate, New Jersey, represents pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, and life sciences companies in federal mass tort multidistrict and coordinated state court proceedings. She also has extensive commercial litigation experience involving a range of matters including class action, trade secret, qui tam, insurance defense, business tort, redevelopment, environmental, and public contract disputes.

Rebecca L. Trela, associate, Philadelphia, handles all phases of complex litigation for businesses.


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