Doug Smith has significant product liability experience, representing pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer product manufacturers in nationwide litigation involving product liability and consumer fraud claims. For example, Doug has:
Successfully represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in nationwide product liability litigation, including Daubert proceedings involving multiple witnesses.
Represented a tobacco manufacturer in defending litigation brought by an asbestos claims trust seeking cost recovery, resulting in mistrial and subsequent dismissal of claims.
Represented a manufacturer in cases alleging that its building material caused fires, obtaining partial exclusion of expert testimony and partial summary judgment.
In addition, Doug has experience with large claims administration facilities. For example, Doug was responsible for overseeing the multi-billion-dollar 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and Radiation Exposure Compensation Program while working at the Department of Justice.