Alan Schwartz is Co-chair of the firm's Product Liability practice group (the 2015 recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's Litigation Department of the Year Award for Product Liability). He has particular experience in the area of pharmaceutical defense. Representative assignments include being on the national defense teams in the Yaz/Yasmin litigation, the Trasylol litigation, and in the Baycol litigation. Mr. Schwartz has been involved in key aspects of the defense effort in these cases, preparing and defending witnesses at depositions in the U.S. and overseas, and preparing cases for trial. Other representative pharmaceutical assignments include local and national work for Merck in the Vioxx litigation and for AstraZeneca in the Seroquel litigation. Mr. Schwartz also has represented Eli Lilly and Medtronic in cases pending in Connecticut state and federal courts. In addition to his pharmaceutical and medical device practice, Mr. Schwartz' products practice includes cases involving beer kegs, seatbacks, welding rods, hair dyes, benzene exposure, contaminated IV solutions, and grinding wheels.
Mr. Schwartz received his bachelor's degree in Economics cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the New York University School of Law. He joined the firm in 1981, becoming a partner in 1989.
- New York University School of Law (J.D., 1981)
- University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1978)
- cum laude
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- US District Court (District of Connecticut)
Memberships and Affiliations
- Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellow
- Defense Research Institute
- International Association of Defense Counsel