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Debra E Pole

Debra E Pole
Office:
Sidley Austin LLP
555 West Fifth Street
90013
City:
Los Angeles
State:
California
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 213 896 6623
Fax:
+1 213 896 6600

Biography • Life Sciences - Product Liability

Debra E Pole is a partner in Sidley's Los Angeles litigation group and a member of the firm's executive committee. She is the practice group leader for the products liability and mass torts practice in Los Angeles where she trains, supervises, and manages a number of lawyers and paraprofessionals. Ms Pole is one of the firm's global leaders in the products liability area and a member of the firm's west coast accounting and finance committee. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in multi-district litigation (MDL), class actions, and products liability litigation. Ms Pole has extensive jury trial experience in both federal and state courts involving mass tort litigation, class actions, complex litigation, and Daubert proceedings.

Ms Pole acted as National Coordinating Counsel for defendants in the high profile silicone breast implant litigation (in MDL and state coordinated proceedings) and the diet drug litigation. She also has acted as lead trial counsel in HRT litigation, drug infusion litigation, and other pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Additionally, Ms Pole is trial counsel in mask and respirator litigation (asbestos and silica) and has experience in dietary supplement litigation.

Ms Pole was selected to DirectWomen Board Institute, class of 2009. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, a member of and frequent speaker for the American Bar Association, advisory member of the executive board of the National Bar Association's health law section, and a member of the board of directors of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, Southern California 50 Leadership Council.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Product Liability Defence

Debra E Pole is a partner in Sidley's Los Angeles litigation group and a member of the firm's executive committee. She is the practice group leader for the products liability and mass torts practice in Los Angeles where she trains, supervises, and manages a number of lawyers and paraprofessionals. Ms Pole is one of the firm's global leaders in the products liability area and a member of the firm's west coast accounting and finance committee. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in multi-district litigation (MDL), class actions, and products liability litigation. Ms Pole has extensive jury trial experience in both federal and state courts involving mass tort litigation, class actions, complex litigation and Daubert proceedings.

Ms Pole acted as national coordinating counsel for defendants in the high-profile silicone breast implant litigation (in MDL and state coordinated proceedings) and the diet drug litigation. She also has acted as lead trial counsel in HRT litigation, drug infusion litigation, and other pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Additionally, Ms Pole is trial counsel in mask and respirator litigation (asbestos and silica) and has experience in dietary supplement litigation.

Ms Pole was selected to DirectWomen Board Institute, class of 2009. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, a member of and frequent speaker for the American Bar Association, an advisory member of the executive board of the National Bar Association's health law section, and a member of the board of directors of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, Southern California 50 Leadership Council.

This biography is an extract from The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers which can be purchased from our Shop.

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