Paul J. Pennock
Paul J. Pennock is a co-chair of the Drug and Medical Device Litigation practice group at the New York City based personal injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg.
He is directly responsible for leading a large national litigation department covering all aspects of litigation — from inception through trial. He has served as lead plaintiffs’ counsel, as well as plaintiff steering committee member, and liaison counsel in numerous state and federal multidistrict-litigation (MDL) mass tort cases.
This includes his current appointment as co-lead of the federal court Actos Multidistrict-Litigation coordination. In this role, he led the efforts in the recent $9 billion jury verdict, at the time the highest jury verdict in history for a personal injury case. Mr. Pennock has also handled numerous bellwether trials and Daubert hearings on expert-witness testimony in both state and federal courts.
He was also named national co-lead counsel of the federal power morcellator MDL, where he organized the first majority women Plaintiff Steering Committee in the 47 year history of multidistrict litigation.
Notable Court Victories
|Amount||Case||Case Type||Victory Type|
|$9,001,475,000||Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc.||Personal Injury; Defective Drugs; Product Liability||Verdict|
Membership in Court Victories Clubs
Multibillion-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements Club - member since 2017.
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