George E. McDavid

George is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of product liability litigation. He is often consulted for his creative and strategic approach to handling many of the firm’s complex products liability litigations. His practice focuses on complex commercial and product liability matters, including serving as individual and national counsel in the defense of class action matters, multi-district litigations and claims for violation of state unfair business statutes such as the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. He represents numerous pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors in commercial disputes and products liability actions. His product liability experience includes cases involving over-the-counter cough and cold medications (PPA), hormone replacement therapy, cardiac fibrillation medication, bisphosphonates, diet drugs (Phen/Fen), anti-cholesterol medications (Baycol®), asthma drugs, synthetic intraocular lenses, electronic diagnostic devices, female pelvic mesh devices, penile implants, male continence devices and other drugs and devices.

George maintains an active trial practice. He has handled matters before administrative law tribunals, arbitration panels, and state and federal courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico and New York, among others. He has tried over 100 cases in his career and is one of the few lawyers to try diet drug cases to verdict, having obtained favorable verdicts in each of the seven he tried in 2004.

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Areas of Practice 1) Life Sciences Health Industry Group, 2) Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 3) Commercial Litigation and Disputes, 4) Product Liability, 5) Drug & Medical Device Product Liability and 6) Mass Tort
Law School Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D,1982
Education Dartmouth College (A.B., 1978)
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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