WASHINGTON, D.C.—Venable LLP is expanding its Product Liability and Mass Torts team with the addition of John Roberts, a partner in its Chicago office, and Karen Firstenberg, a partner in its Los Angeles office. In addition, Eva Fitzhugh, a paralegal, joins the Los Angeles office and Rita Mansuryan, an associate, will join the Los Angeles office as well.
Mr. Roberts helps an array of clients by providing strong representation on and experienced insight into product liability, commercial litigation, insurance recovery, and regulatory compliance matters. He has experience serving as national litigation counsel for a leading window manufacturer, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, consumer products manufacturers, and numerous industry-leading financial services companies in their defense against products liability matters, class actions, and other commercial disputes, including breach of contract actions.
Mrs. Firstenberg provides strategic counsel to life sciences companies on product liability, toxic torts, and compliance matters. She represents pharmaceutical, biotech, materials science, and medical device manufacturers, designers, and distributors, including Fortune 500 and 300 companies.