Joanne M. Gray

Joanne Gray is a partner and is chair of the firm’s Specialty Litigation Group and its Products Liability & Mass Torts Practice. She has extensive experience in defending matters involving high profile products liability, class actions, consumer fraud and mass tort claims. Ms. Gray also provides consumer products mergers and acquisition advice and litigation avoidance counseling, including advising on related regulatory compliance. Ms. Gray is cochair of the firm's Food Industry Group, and counsels clients and provides risk management and strategic advice to a wide range of food and supplement businesses, including in the fast growing and rapidly changing healthy living section of the industry. She is also involved in counseling and strategic planning for food, supplements and consumer product launches as well as product recalls, and provides advice and diligence on company or product lines acquisitions. She often works with food and supplement companies by providing strategic business and regulatory advice regarding products that incorporate new and evolving technologies or novel ingredients.

Ms. Gray’s industry-focused practice concentrates in the consumer products area, including technology companies and FDA regulated companies in the food and beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals and medical devices areas. Her legal practice includes mergers and acquisition advice, regulatory compliance advice, public relations and crisis management counseling, and litigation avoidance advice, as well as defense of consumer fraud/consumer refund class actions and complex product liability matters.

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Areas of Practice 1) Products Liability & Mass Torts, 2) Food Industry, 3) Class Actions and 4) Proposition 65
Law School Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
Education College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1980)
Bar Member / Association New York
Most recent firm Goodwin Procter LLP
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