ALAN ROTHMAN is counsel in Sidley’s Product Liability practice and serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force. Alan has extensive experience with the various facets of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), class action and individual mass tort product liability litigation. His recent experience includes successfully arguing issues of first impression as well as jurisdictional and coordination issues in connection with MDL and other proceedings in federal and state court and negotiations with Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees. Alan also has extensive end-game strategy experience, including leading a team overseeing the settlement and litigation of remaining cases in a mass tort litigation.
In addition to his broad experience with MDL, class action, removal, personal jurisdiction and venue issues, Alan regularly counsels clients with respect to corporate structure, successor liability, MMSEA/Medicare compliance and professional ethics issues.
Alan regularly authors MDL practice and jurisdictional articles and is frequently quoted by major industry publications. He is also the author of the highly read, “And Now a Word from the Panel,” a bi-monthly column in Law360 focusing on practice before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, E.D. of New York
- U.S. District Court, W.D. of New York
- U.S. District Court, N.D. of New York
- U.S. District Court, S.D. of New York
- New York
- Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1993 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Journal of Transnational Law)
- Yeshiva University, B.A., 1990 (Valedictorian, summa cum laude)