Michelle A. Ramirez, a partner in Sidley's Chicago office, has been named to Bloomberg Law’s 2022 “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40” list. Notably, she was the sole honoree in the supplement’s Products Liability category. The annual list celebrates 40 young lawyers for securing the “biggest wins” on behalf of clients; executing leadership roles; and balancing their firm work with pro bono service and community impact work.
Bloomberg Law commended Michelle for partnering with Pfizer to represent an 80-year-old man sentenced to 20 years in prison for a non-violent drug crime. In April 2022, the court granted the team’s compassionate release motion, finding that the client’s age, decline in health, and risk of experiencing COVID-19 complications were “extraordinary and compelling” reasons warranting release. The publication’s complete Q&A with Michelle can be accessed here.
Michelle is a partner in Sidley’s office in Chicago and a member of the Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation group. Michelle represents clients in their most important trial and litigation matters. She has a diverse range of experiences representing and advising pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing, and consumer goods clients in complex product liability and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, including multi-district litigation. Michelle has significant experience coordinating and leading bellwether trial strategy in coordinated proceedings. In this regard, she counsels clients at every stage of the litigation process, from case management and discovery strategy through fact and expert witness depositions, mediation, jury exercises, and trial.