Nils B. (Burt) Snell

Burt Snell

Burt is a trial lawyer who focuses on representing the needs of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, especially in the context of complex product liability matters. He is experienced in defending federal MDLs, state court-coordinated litigation, U.S. and foreign class actions, as well as individual plaintiff cases. He served as lead or co-lead trial counsel in numerous trials. He has extensive experience in preparing and defending depositions and trial testimony of APEX witnesses, other high-level management, and corporate designees in both U.S. and foreign litigations. He has led teams in the development of experts for U.S. and foreign litigations and regularly works closely with lawyers around the world on expert, science, and regulatory matters. He also has significant experience in commercial litigation, class actions, mass torts, AG litigation and IP litigation. Burt is also an expert in drug and medical device litigation, clinical, quality and regulatory issues in the U.S., EU, and other foreign jurisdictions. He routinely counsels and guides clients through FDA, EU MDR and other complex foreign multi-jurisdiction regulatory and legal issues. He also has extensive experience counseling clients on responses to foreign governments and litigation, third parties and the media.

Burt earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern College and his Juris Doctor , high honors, from Rutgers University. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

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