Keri Arnold is a Partner in Arnold & Porter LLP's New York office. Her practice focuses on the management, litigation, and trial of product liability and mass tort cases. She has extensive experience in dealing with complex medical and scientific issues. Ms. Arnold has served as trial counsel in individual product liability cases and taken hundreds of expert and fact depositions across the country, including key trial preservation depositions of treating physicians and opposing expert witnesses. She has prepared and presented numerous prominent physicians for testimony in federal and state court trials. Ms. Arnold played a pivotal role in discovery regarding the litigation-driven medical screenings in the diet drug (phen/fen) litigation. Currently, Ms. Arnold is representing a consumer products company in connection with thousands of personal injury cases filed in Florida following the aftermath of the decertification of a class action. Ms. Arnold has been involved in all aspects of this litigation. She has played a leading role in the management and discovery of the first group of these cases set for trial in federal court and has served as trial counsel in several state court cases.
Ms. Arnold also has experience counseling clients on risk management and conducting due diligence specific to product liability exposure.
Litigation Representative Matters
- Berger v. Philip Morris USA (U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, September 2014) (trial counsel in individual consumer products personal injury case).
- Naugle v. Philip Morris USA et al. (Florida Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, October 2013) (trial counsel in individual consumer products personal injury case).
- Dombey v. Philip Morris USA et al. (Florida Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, August 2012)(trial counsel in individual consumer products wrongful death case).
- Lock, et al. v. Philip Morris USA et al. (Florida Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, October 2012) (trial counsel in individual consumer products personal injury case).
- Jenkins, et al. v. Wyeth (Phila. Cty. Ct. Com. Pleas, February 2006) (trial counsel in pharmaceutical product liability case involving diet drugs).
- Daniel, et al. v. Wyeth (Phila. Cty. Ct. Com. Pleas, January 2007) (trial counsel in pharmaceutical product liability case involving hormone therapy).
Keri L. Arnold
and Renée Tyndell Beaver
"Using Plaintiff's Bankruptcy in a Product Liability Action
" Product Liability Law360, also ran in Bankruptcy Law360,
July 13, 2012
Keri L. Arnold
"Preparing to Defend Cases in High-Risk Jurisdictions
" 15th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference (ACI), New York, NY, December 7-9, 2010
Keri L. Arnold
"Defining In-House and Outside Counsel's Role in Expert Witness Development
" 13th Annual Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute (ACI), New York, NY, December 9-11, 2008