Current Role
  • Partner & Executive Committee Member, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Leads HBSS’s Boston office
  • Lead negotiator in court-approved settlements totaling more than $2 billion
  • Court-appointed lead or co-lead in ten active antitrust cases alleging injury to businesses and/or consumers caused by the delayed availability of generic drug, including:
Career Highlights
Recent Success
Experience
  • Has Led almost 20 generic delay cases, involving various theories, on behalf of both direct and end payers to settlement and distributions to classes (or aggregated groups)
  • Helped develop the econometric model used to show the relationship between marketing and the opioid epidemic in the opioids MDL. In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation, No. 17-md-02804 (N.D. Ohio) (Hon. Dan Aaron Polster)
  • Originated the Ranbaxy fraudulent ANDA litigation, alleging novel theory that a generic company’s fraudulent statements to FDA in order to obtain exclusivities violated federal RICO and antitrust laws, Meijer, Inc. v. Ranbaxy Inc., No. 15-cv-11828 (D. Mass.) (Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton)
  • Served as Lead counsel in the New England Compounding MDL and a member of the creditors’ committee in the related bankruptcy, representing more than 700 victims who contracted fungal meningitis or other serious health problems as a result of receiving contaminated products produced, resulting in about a $200 million settlement, In re New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2419 (D. Mass.) (Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, IV; Hon. Rya W. Zobel)
  • In the Vioxx MDL, developed a win-win lien resolution program for consumers and health plans that dispensed with the inefficiencies of resolving insurance liens piecemeal that is now a routine part of mass tort MDLs, In re Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657 (E.D. La.) (Hon. Eldon E. Fallon)
  • Obtained a $142 million RICO jury verdict against Pfizer for fraudulently marketing its drug Neurontin; negotiated a separate $325 million settlement on behalf of a class of health plans, In re Neurontin Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1629 (D. Mass) (Hon. Patti B. Saris)
  • Brought ground-breaking suit alleging widespread fraudulent marketing and sales practices for the prostate cancer drug Lupron (In re Lupron Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, No. 01-md-1430 (D. Mass.) (Hon. Richard Stearns), which uncovered pricing theories later litigated in the Average Wholesale Price litigation (In re Pharmaceutical Industries Average Wholesale Price Litigation, No. 02-md-1456 (D. Mass) (Hon. Patti B. Saris), over $250 million in settlements) and related litigation against First Databank, (New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund v. First DataBank, Inc., No. 05-cv-11148 (D. Mass.) (Hon. Patti B. Saris), major price rollback on hundreds of drugs)
  • Worked closely with consumer groups trying to bring down the prices of prescription drugs, including serving as lead counsel to the former Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) project, a large coalition of health care advocacy groups that fought illegal, loophole-based overpricing by pharmaceutical companies.
  • Since 2002, has represented consumers, consumer groups, health plans, governments and institutions in complex class actions involving waste, fraud, and abuse in the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of New Hampshire and Rhode Island, including in ground-breaking litigation against tobacco industry (injunctive relief and recovery of more than $10 billion).
  • Spent seventeen years at a large Boston firm handling large complex civil and criminal litigation. 
Pro Bono
  • Chairman of the board, New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 1995 - 2002
Recognition
  • Massachusetts Ten Leading Litigators, The National Law Journal
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer 2008-2019
  • Nominated in 2011 for Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice for verdict in In re Neurontin Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1629 (D. Mass.).