As a member of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group, Paul defends pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in mass tort and individual cases pending in various state and federal venues throughout the country.

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Paul Rosenblatt advises and defends manufacturers against product liability claims in state and federal courts, including some of the country’s most difficult jurisdictions. His practice focuses on complex medical device litigation, including Multi-District Litigations (MDL), class actions, mass torts, Attorneys General actions, and single plaintiff cases.  Paul has extensive experience preparing company witnesses and medical experts for deposition and trial testimony. As a key member of the national case work-up, expert, and trial teams in one of the largest MDLs in history, Paul has been involved in all aspects of fact and expert discovery, and has provided on-site trial support to lead trial counsel in more than a dozen federal and state court trials involving pelvic mesh.

Paul has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Leaders in Law and is a graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy. He is a member of Butler Snow’s Pro Bono Committee.

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
  • ​Admitted pro hac vice in several states throughout the country.

Distinctions

  • Top 50 Leaders in the Law, Mississippi Business Journal, 2015
  • Coach, Mississippi College School of Law’s National Trial Competition Teams, 2015
  • Graduate, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2019-2022
  • Eagle Scout
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
    • Trial Advocacy Chair, Moot Court Board
    • Best Paper Award, Appellate Advocacy
    • Frisby Griffing Marble Scholarship
    • Founder/President, Business Law Group
    • National Trial Competition Team
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Charles Clark American Inn of Court
  • Mississippi College, M.B.A., 2012
  • Longwood University, B.S., cum laude, 2005

Experience

  • Part of the national case work-up, expert, and trial teams in one of the largest Multi-District Litigations in history.
  • Involved in all aspects of fact and expert discovery, and regularly deposes plaintiffs, prescribing physicians, other treating physicians, and medical experts.
  • Extensive experience taking and defending expert depositions, as well as preparing for direct and cross exams of plaintiff and defense experts at trial.
  • Elicited favorable testimony to have plaintiffs’ experts’ opinions excluded under the Daubert standard.
  • Responsible for identifying, retaining, developing and coordinating teams of case specific and general experts to help simplify complex medical issues in mass tort litigation.
  • Preparing company witnesses and 30(b)(6) witnesses for depositions and trial testimony, as well as development of concise company story in mass tort litigation.
  • Presentations to clients, trial teams, new team members, and international counsel on key scientific issues in mass tort litigation.
  • Worked up numerous cases set for trial as the second and third chair trial counsel before the cases resolved.
  • Provided on-site trial support to lead trial counsel in more than a dozen federal and state court pelvic mesh trials, which included: assisting with development of trial strategy, coordinating deposition designations of company witnesses, arguing objections to deposition designations and motions in limine, preparing company and expert witnesses, preparing direct and cross examination outlines for company witnesses and experts, consolidating key points into jury-friendly and persuasive graphics, and all aspects of fact and expert discovery leading up to trial.
    • Salinero v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Florida Federal Court, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2020 – two week trial that resulted in a complete defense verdict)
    • Emmet v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Please, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2019 – eight week trial)
    • McFarland v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2018 – three week trial that resulted in a hung jury)
    • Beltz v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2017 – three week trial in which the jury rejected the vast majority of plaintiff’s claims, awarding only compensatory damages)
    • Herrera v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Illinois Federal Court, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2017 – two week trial that resulted in the jury rejecting the vast majority of plaintiff’s claims, awarding only past medical expenses)
    • Stone v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Arizona Federal Court, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2017 – settled after two weeks of trial)
    • Engleman v. Johnston & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2017 – three week trial)
    • Hammons v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2015 – three week trial)
    • Bellew v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – West Virginia Federal MDL, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2015 – settled after two weeks of trial)
    • Budke v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Missouri State Court, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2015 – settled after three weeks of trial; directed verdict for the defense on failure to warn and punitive damages claims)
    • Huskey v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – West Virginia Federal MDL, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2014 – two week trial that resulted in compensatory damages but no punitive damages)
    • Batiste v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Texas State Court, Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2014 – three week trial that resulted on defense verdict on appeal)
    • Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – First Bellwether MDL Trial in Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2014 – one week trial that resulted in directed verdict for defense and affirmed on appeal)
    • Gross v. Johnson & Johnson et al. – New Jersey Pelvic Mesh Litigation (2013 – eight week trial that resulted in a mixed verdict)
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “An Examination of the Lack of Uniformity in a Post-MDL Remand, COVID-19 World,” DRI’s For the Defense, October 2020.  
  • Speaker, “Intersection of Medical Devices and Software: Mitigation the Cybersecurity Threats of Connected Medical Devices,” Presentation to the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Virtual Spring Meeting, May 2020.
  • Speaker, “Health Law Speaker Series: Complex Drug and Device Litigation,” Mississippi College School of Law, October 2019.
  • ​Co-Author, “Methodology Matters,” The Voice, Vol. 17, Issue 43, November 7, 2018.
  • Author, “Fighting the Failure-to-Warn Claim: How Medical Literature Could be Your Greatest Weapon,” Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, The Quarterly, Spring 2018.
  • Author, “Cybersecurity Threats in Healthcare,” Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 10 No. 4, January 2018.
  • Speaker, “New FDA Guidance on Medical Device Cybersecurity Management: Addressing Insecurity of Medical Things,” Webinar, August 2017.
  • Author, "Like it or Not? The FDA is Following Social Media" Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 7 No. 4, 23-29, December 2014.
  • Co-Author, "Plaintiffs and Courts are Increasingly Adopting Predictive Coding Because of its Reliability: Should your Company Consider it for your Litigation?" Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 3, 13-17, September 2013.
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