Susanne Scovern has produced extraordinary results on behalf of her clients and their families. She frequently represents individuals against large global corporations with multiple law firms. She thrives and prevails in this environment. She is a creative, aggressive litigator who has a passion for the profession and the art of law.
Ms. Scovern has participated in some of the nation's largest pharmaceutical and mass tort cases, including:
Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Liability Litigation: St. Louis, Missouri, $4.69 billion jury verdict supporting the claims of 22 women that talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer, July 2018.
Vioxx Products Liability Litigation: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Merck Pharmaceutical, $4.85 billion settlement.
Bextra and Celebrex Marketing Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of San Francisco against Pfizer Pharmaceutical, $894 million settlement.
Avandia Mktg., Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against GlaxoSmithKline, $3.5 billion settlement.
Yaz and Yasmin Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Bayer Pharmaceutical, $1.74 billion settlement.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Products Liability Litigation: U.S. District Court for Rhode Island against C.R. Bard, $185 million settlement.
Ms. Scovern is an active member of the following associations:
American Association for Justice (in the Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts section)
American Bar Association (Health Law and Tort Trial & Insurance Sections)
California Trial Lawyers Association (Consumer Attorneys of California)
Washington DC Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Ms. Scovern graduated with highest honors from the University of Michigan and is also a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law where she was a member of the Iowa Law Review.
Ms. Scovern is admitted to practice in:
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island