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Global Leader

Product Liability Defence 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Victoria Davis Lockard has considerable experience of product liability disputes in the life sciences sector, comprehensively managing litigation and advisory issues in the space.

Biography

Victoria Davis Lockard is a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with over 2,000 attorneys practising across 39 offices. Victoria handles high-stakes product liability, mass torts, consumer class actions and other complex litigation, including single-plaintiff cases, multi-district litigations, coordinated state actions and class actions for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer and industrial products. She has served as both trial counsel and part of the national counsel team for several high-profile litigations.  

Victoria is also a vice chair of the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation practice, directing a team of over 100 attorneys and medical and legal professionals in the defence of product liability matters for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other providers. She also has handled product liability cases involving construction equipment, sporting goods, apparel, children’s products, electronics, personal protective equipment, mining and building products, and other goods.

Victoria also advises a variety of manufacturers and distributors in connection with compliance matters, risk assessment, product recalls and reporting activities governed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the FDA, the FTC and other federal and state regulatory bodies in the US and abroad. She provides counsel on risk prevention and litigation avoidance strategies to clients for new and additional product lines, and works with clients in responding to events that could generate product liability claims, including news stories, adverse events and regulatory actions.

Victoria is a member of the team named by American Lawyer Media affiliates as “Litigation Department of the Year” for product liability (2018), “Regional Litigation Department of the Year” for Georgia (2018) and “Products Liability/Mass Torts Department of the Year” for Georgia (2013, 2015–2017). She is also recognised as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500: US (litigation for products liability and mass torts defence (2011–2012, 2014 and 2017) and Chambers USA (2017); and as a “Rising Star – Litigation” at the IFLR/ Euromoney American Women in Business Awards (2014). Well regarded in product liability circles, Victoria is active on the product liability, and drug and medical device steering committees for the Defense Research Institute, where she assists in developing educational content and providing strategic updates on case law or other information for other product liability attorneys. She is part of the faculty for the 2019 State of Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education toxic and mass torts programme, and has served as an instructor for the Emory University trial techniques programme. Victoria received her juris doctor from the Georgia State University College of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

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