Judge Approves MDL 3043 Leadership Team for Acetaminophen Litigation

by | Jan 20, 2023

On November 17, 2022, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved the leadership team in the multidistrict litigation filed against Johnson & Johnson and several other retailers, including Costco, Walmart, Rite Aid and Walgreen’s. Plaintiffs in a growing number of lawsuits have alleged that prenatal exposure to acetaminophen (marketed by defendant J&J under the brand-name Tylenol) when taken by pregnant women may result in a number of neurological issues, including autism (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The team consists of 22 attorneys:

Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel

  • Mikal Watts – Watts Guerra
  • Ashley Keller – Keller Postman
  • Mark Lanier – The Lanier Firm

Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel

  • Daniel Sullivan – Holwell Shuster & Goldberg

Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee

  • Ashley Barriere (Law & Briefing Committee) – Keller Postman
  • Sean Tracey (Early Vetting/Bellwether Selection) – Tracey Fox King & Walters
  • Eric Holland (Discovery/ESI Committee)- Holland Law Firm
  • Roger Smith (Settlement/Lien Resolution Committee) – Beasley Allen
  • Zoe Littlepage (Federal/State Court Liaison Committee) – Littlepage Booth Leckman

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

  • Julien Adams – Dovel & Luner
  • Tricia Campbell – Krause & Kinsman
  • Charles Cooper – Cooper Law Partners
  • Eric Cracken – TorHoerman Law Firm
  • Paul Danziger – Danziger & De Llano
  • Richard Golomb – Golomb Spirt Grunfeld
  • Patrick Luff – LuffLaw Firm
  • David Matthews – Matthews & Associates
  • Neal Moskow – Ury & Moskow
  • Richard M. Paul, III – Paul LLP
  • Ruth Rizkalla – The Carlson Law Firm
  • Lindsey Scarcello – Wagstaff & Cartmell

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