Cara Edwards defends many of the world's largest life sciences companies in complex, large-scale mass tort product liability matters, as well as advising them on regulatory strategy and risk mitigation. She thrives on opportunities to help clients work through complex and multifaceted problems, codevelop solutions guided by an understanding of their business and strategy, and ultimately help them achieve their goals and desired outcomes. To that end, she has served as national coordinating counsel, collaborated with clients to prepare for trial jury cases and appeals, and successfully resolved many notable multi-district litigation matters throughout the US.

A staunch advocate for inclusivity, Cara is Co-Chair of DLA Piper's Leadership Alliance for Women, a program aimed at retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers at the firm. She is also the lead diversity relationship partner for several of her clients. In this capacity, she ensures our teams represent a shared firm–client commitment to diverse representation. This includes establishing diverse teams at the outset of matters and providing diverse lawyers with opportunities to grow professionally, have leadership roles and develop meaningful client relationships.