Representative of her experience are the following cases:

  • In re Eliquis Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2754 (S.D.N.Y.): National counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer in product liability litigation alleging that Eliquis causes bleeding, in which the DLA Piper team obtained landmark rulings finding that plaintiffs' claims were preempted at the pleading stage (Utts v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., 226 F. Supp. 3d 166, 177 (S.D.N.Y. 2016) ("Utts I"); Utts v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., 251 F. Supp. 3d 644, 658 (S.D.N.Y. 2017) ("Utts II"). The MDL decisions were affirmed on appeal (Gibbons v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., No. 17-2638, 2d Cir. Mar. 26, 2019), a ruling the Drug & Device Law Blog called "the TwIqbal decision to end all TwIqbal decisions" in the preemption context and noted, "If anyone wonders why we consider preemption our side's most powerful defense, Gibbons is Exhibit A"
  • In re Proton Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2789 (D.N.J.): National counsel for Pfizer and Wyeth in product liability litigation alleging that proton pump inhibitors Protonix and Nexium 24HR (OTC) cause chronic kidney disease and other kidney injuries
  • Proton Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2789 (D. N.J.): National counsel for Pfizer and Wyeth in product liability litigation alleging kidney injuries caused by PPI use
  • Essure Product Liability Litigation: Counsel for Bayer in product liability litigation alleging injuries caused by permanent contraceptive device
  • In re: Eliquis (Apixaban) Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2754 (S.D,N.Y.): National counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co .and Pfizer in product liability litigation alleging that Eliquis causes bleeding; obtained order dismissing all claims on basis of impossibility preemption
  • In re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2545 (N.D. Ill.): Lead Counsel for Pfizer and Pharmacia & Upjohn in product liability litigation involving testosterone replacement therapies; obtained order dismissing all failure-to-warn claims on basis of impossibility pre-emption
  • Pfizer's National Asbestos Litigation: Part of National Coordinating Counsel Team responsible for defending against various personal injury claims based on alleged asbestos-containing products, and talc-containing products
  • In re: Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2029 (N.D.AL): Defended Pfizer in product liability litigation involving smoking cessation medication; formulated expert witness defense, participated in preparing for initial bellwether trials and resolution efforts
  • In re Prempro Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1507 (E.D.AK): Defended Pfizer and Wyeth in product liability litigation involving claims that hormone therapy medication causes breast cancer, including assisting with several successful Daubert challenges and bellwether trials
  • In re Pfizer Inc. Securities Litigation, MDL No. 1688 (S.D.N.Y.): Defended Pfizer in a securities class action involving disclosures related to popular anti-inflammatory medications
  • In re Bextra and Celebrex Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1699 (N.D. Cal.): Defended Pfizer in product liability and consumer fraud litigation involving selective COX-2 inhibitors, including coordinating discovery with cases pending in state court, and assisting with a successful general causation challenge for the most commonly prescribed dose of Celebrex