Alyson Bustamante Jones
Alyson serves as Practice Group Leader for our Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Group. She is well-versed in MDL procedures, having represented major companies in high-profile MDL proceedings. Her recent experience includes serving as co-lead MDL counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in litigation consolidated in the Eastern District of New York and as MDL defense liaison counsel for another major pharmaceutical company in litigation consolidated in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Adept at coordinating national and local teams of attorneys and non-attorney partners in order to successfully defend against mass torts, Alyson understands the big picture and business implications for her clients, in part due to a three year secundment with a major pharmaceutical company. Her experience involves overseeing and managing all aspects of mass tort litigation including MDL representation, management of bellwether selection, oversight of local counsel, oversight of all pleadings, defensive discovery, and expert development. In addition to her mass tort management capabilities, she has served on numerous trial teams, including Jackson v. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Case No. ATL-L-880-13, Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County, named one of CVN’s Top 2015 Defense Verdicts. Alyson also serves as discovery counsel in major pieces of pharmaceutical litigation.
Law360 recognized Alyson as one of its 2019 Rising Stars. The Legal 500 US 2018 and 2019 recognized her as a Next Generation Star (one of only five attorneys recognized across the country), and she is also recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013-2018), Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010-2012) and Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 (2014). In 2017, she was selected to PORTICO 10, a group of promising attorneys who have made significant accomplishments in their career. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Leadership Class (2014) and a graduate of the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy.
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