Sidley is delighted to announce that Alan Rothman has joined the firm in New York as counsel in its Product Liability and Mass Torts practice, as well as its Global Life Sciences practice.
A seasoned litigator, Mr. Rothman focuses his substantial practice on multidistrict litigation (MDL) and mass tort product liability litigation. He regularly advises major pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer product companies in MDL and state court coordinated proceedings around the country, as well as proceedings and practice before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) and the New York Litigation Coordinating Panel. Mr. Rothman has successfully argued issues of first impression, as well as jurisdictional coordination issues in connection with MDL and other proceedings in federal and state courts. He authors the well-known bi-monthly article entitled, “And Now a Word from the Panel,” a popular Law360 column focused on practicing before the JPML. Mr. Rothman is an extensive and prolific writer and speaker on litigation issues and hot topics cutting across the life sciences industry. He brings a wealth of experience to Sidley’s robust platform and is a welcomed addition to its growing product liability practice in New York.