Product Liability MVP: O'Melveny's Charles Lifland

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 7:09 PM EST) -- O'Melveny & Myers LLP partner Charles Lifland scored recent appellate victories for Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co. Inc. allowing the drug companies to avoid paying millions in punitive damages and dodge costly failure-to-warn claims, securing himself a spot among Law360's Product Liability MVPs.

An experienced litigator who is used to high-stakes cases, Lifland came through in big spots for his clients in both state and federal appeals courts. He persuaded a New York appeals court that a plaintiff blaming Tylenol for liver failure lacked...
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