Elizabeth C. Curtin

ELIZABETH C. CURTIN, a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office, has advised and defended pharmaceutical, medical device, manufacturing, and consumer goods clients in complex litigation matters for more than a decade. She provides clients with essential advice at every stage of the litigation process from pretrial litigation to trial, including the coordination of case-specific discovery, depositions, court appearances, strategic planning, fact investigation, and the drafting of pleadings, motions, and briefs in state and federal jurisdictions. She also advises companies on litigation risks associated with business decisions and transactions.

Representative engagements:

Represents a major medical device company in products liability litigation involving allegations of manufacturing and design defect in state and federal courts;
Tried a case involving alleged chemical exposure and birth defects to a defense verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County for a manufacturing client;
Represented a major pharmaceutical company in national coordinated litigation involving a cardiac surgery drug, with a particular emphasis on sales and marketing issues and witnesses.

Elizabeth has significant experience with FDA regulatory issues, including the interface between regulations and sales and marketing conduct and development of FDA experts for deposition and trial. Also, she has extensive experience with scientific and medical aspects of products liability cases, having deposed medical and scientific fact witness and expert physicians in a variety of fields, and drafted Daubert/Frye motions. She has developed defense experts in areas ranging from FDA regulatory to medical specialties, on a case-specific and national litigation level.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Products Liability, 2) Daubert Hearings/Junk Science, 3) Medical Devices, 4) Multidistrict Litigation, 5) Pharmaceuticals, 6) Products Liability and Class Actions Appeals and 7) Products Liability Class Action Litigation
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2002
Admitted Year 1994
Education Duke University, B.S., 1997
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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