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Mintz Expands Los Angeles Office and Litigation Practice with Arrival of Products Liability Group

Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is expanding the firm’s Los Angeles office with the addition of a team of litigators led by Ralph A. Campillo and Arameh Zargham O’Boyle, joining as Members in the firm’s Litigation Practice. Mr. Campillo and Ms. O’Boyle, previously partners with Sedgwick LLP, are joined by two associates, Christopher Norton and Nicholas Weiss.

Mr. Campillo and Ms. O’Boyle are the latest Members to join the firm’s expanding Litigation Practice following the recent additions of Therese Doherty, Anthony Mulrain and Christopher Sullivan in the firm’s New York office. Their arrival also furthers the firm’s West Coast growth following a recent expansion in San Francisco.

Mr. Campillo is one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers with a successful track record of defending pharmaceutical, medical device and other life sciences companies in high-profile, product liability mass torts, class actions and other complex litigation. His experience includes the management of national dockets and encompasses comprehensive subject areas, ranging from defense of basic product liability matters, to the handling of consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, warranty issues and other statutory allegations. He has tried more than 75 cases to verdict in multiple jurisdictions and has served as lead trial and national coordinating counsel in various federal multidistrict and statewide coordinated proceedings.

“Ralph is one of the foremost national trial lawyers in the product liability space, specializing in the biotech and medical device areas. He aligns perfectly with our deep roster of biotechnology and medical device clients,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “He and Arameh add further depth and expertise to assist our clients with their product liability issues, including counseling to help guide them during the development and marketing process.”

Ms. O’Boyle focuses her litigation practice on the defense of complex products liability matters. She has successfully defended pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in high-profile litigation throughout the country. Additionally, Ms. O’Boyle counsels clients on risk assessment and prevention, product labeling, as well as document retention, management and collection strategies.

“Ralph and Arameh are highly-regarded products liability attorneys. We are excited to welcome them to the Los Angeles office and to the firm as we continue to expand our West Coast footprint and Litigation Practice,” said Joshua Briones, Managing Member of Mintz Los Angeles office.

Mr. Norton has comprehensive experience in the area of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation focused on product liability and mass tort actions. Christopher also serves as California Counsel for the American Red Cross and handles blood donation actions and related claims on its behalf. Mr. Weiss focuses his practice on working with clients on a variety of product liability matters primarily in the drug and medical device industries.