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 U.S. 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. She also has defended companies in class action litigations. 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.
Paige maintains an active pro bono practice and has worked on a range of matters, including a wrongful death suit against city and state police officers, representation of tenants fighting wrongful eviction, and the appeal of a Fourth Amendment gun possession case to the D.C. Court of Appeals. She also has represented death row inmates asserting religious liberty claims against a state prison system, which has included appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before starting law school, Paige worked on the copydesks of two Southeastern newspapers.
- Sanofi as national counsel in product liability litigation concerning Zantac. Appointed to defense steering committee in In re Zantac (ranitidine) Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2924 (S.D. Fla.).
- Pharmaceutical companies in advising on litigation risk management associated with nitrosamine testing and regulatory reporting.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi as national counsel in Plavix product liability and state attorney general litigation.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb as national counsel in Abilify product liability litigation.
- Sanofi in product liability litigation concerning thalidomide.
- Biopharmaceutical company as national counsel in state APA litigation regarding patient access to a novel prescription therapy.
- Consumer product company in class action litigation related to an alleged product safety hazard.
- Fortune 500 company in breach-of-contract litigation against supplier related to a product recall.
Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices — Defense (2017, 2021-2022)
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2007, high honors, Order of the Coif
- M.A., University of Virginia, 1999
- B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1997, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- District of Columbia
- South Carolina
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Member, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)
Member, Products Liability Committee of the ABA
Member, The Woman Advocate Committee of the ABA