Joanne L. Rosen's practice focuses on toxic tort and product liability litigation, including mass torts and complex litigation.
She has extensive knowledge and experience in asbestos personal injury litigation, representing numerous manufacturers and distributors of products allegedly containing asbestos, as well as premises owners and contractors. She also handles cases involving occupational and workplace chemical exposure and has defended medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Ms. Rosen handles all aspects of pre-trial litigation and trial preparation, as well as the drafting of briefs on appeal. She takes and defends percipient and expert depositions, drafts and argues dispositive motions, represents clients at mediation, settlement conferences, and participates in jury selection and trials.
Prior and current matters include:
- Management and handling through trial and/or settlement of the defense of several multi-million dollar asbestos personal injury and silica lawsuits.
- Representation of chemical product manufacturer in complex personal injury litigation against numerous manufacturers and suppliers of products used at plaintiff's work place.
- Member of litigation team representing a defendant manufacturer of silicone breast implants in breast implant litigation.
- Representation of major aspirin manufacturer in the defense of Reyes Syndrome litigation.
- Successful motion for summary judgment affirmed on federal appeal on behalf of fragrance manufacturer for lack of causation in case brought by plaintiff allegedly suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. See, Sanderson v. International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., 950 F. Supp. 981 (1996).
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: How to Identify a Real Claim, Mealey's Toxic Torts: New Exposures Seminar, Amelia Island, Florida (February 1997)
- Setliff v. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co., 32 Cal. App. 4th 1525; 38 Cal. Rptr. 2d 763 (1995)
Prior Professional Experience
Prior to becoming Counsel at Murphy Rosen, Ms. Rosen was counsel at McKenna Long & Aldridge where she handled all aspects of toxic tort litigation. She was previously an associate at Haight Brown & Bonesteel in the pharmaceuticals and environmental law departments.