Paige Sharpe's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, primarily mass torts and product liability actions involving consumer products and prescription drugs. She represents major US companies in defending against personal injury claims in state and federal court and at both trial court and appellate court levels, and she also advises clients on their response to government investigations. Her experience includes counseling clients on litigation risks, coordinating discovery and trial strategies across multiple jurisdictions, and helping manage the litigation and regulatory matters that arise out of product safety issues.

Ms. Sharpe maintains an active pro bono practice. Her current matters include a Fourth Amendment appeal in a criminal case and representation of a death row inmate asserting religious liberty claims against a state prison system.

Perspectives

Supreme Court Puts New Spin on Preemption Analysis
Advisory
INSIGHT: The Prospects for Pharmaceutical Preemption in the Supreme Court (pdf)
Bloomberg Law
BMS Battlegrounds: Practical Advice for Litigating Personal Jurisdiction After Bristol-Myers (pdf)
US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Addressing Security Rules, Product Liability and Other Legal Risks Arising from IoT
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Top 10 Food And Drug Product Law Developments for 2015 (pdf)
Published by Appellate Law360, California Law 360, Food & Beverage Law360, Life Sciences Law360, New Jersey Law360, New York Law360, Product Liability Law360, and Public Policy Law360
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (2017)
Washington, DC Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" for Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts; and Legal Aid/Pro Bono (2014-2017)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2007, high honors, Order of the Coif
  • MA, University of Virginia, 1999
  • BA, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1997, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Activities
  • Member, DRI

  • Member, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
  • Member, Products Liability Committee of the ABA

  • Member, The Woman Advocate Committee of the ABA

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