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Angela R. Vicari is a seasoned life sciences and product liability litigator. She represents clients facing high-profile complex products liability and commercial litigation in courts across the country. Her work and growing presence in the legal industry has been widely recognized, including by Law360, Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, Legal Media Group, and the New York Law Journal.

In her products liability practice, Angela has decades of experience representing pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, tobacco, and consumer product companies in some of the nation's largest federal multidistrict litigation and mass tort coordinated proceedings.

She also counsels and litigates disputes for a wide range of life sciences companies in matters arising out of M&A transactions, supply agreements, and other commercial transactions.

Angela serves in leadership roles within and outside the firm. She co-chairs Pride, the firm's LGBTQ affinity group, serves on the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and is co-chair of the firm's National Hiring Committee. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Angela is an active alumna of New York University, where she captained the Women's Basketball Team and is a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame.


  • Boston Scientific Corporation, as national counsel, in litigation involving IVC filters.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals in a series of cases brought by government prosecutors, third-party payors, and private individuals alleging fraudulent marketing of opioids for long-term pain and seeking damages, restitution, and civil penalties.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals LLC. in product liability litigation, including an MDL, involving TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) products.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals in the defense of lawsuits relating to a recall of several oral contraceptive products.
  • Irving Oil, Canada's largest refinery, in a suit brought by the State of Vermont seeking statewide remediation of alleged groundwater contamination caused by MTBE.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation in litigation involving coronary stents. Won dismissal of several suits on federal preemption grounds, and served as counsel in coordinated proceedings in Massachusetts state court. (Named an Impact Case of the Year: Product Liability by LMG Life Sciences in 2014.)
  • Pfizer in litigation regarding a prescription contraceptive injection.
  • Pfizer in litigation involving a prescription antibiotic.
  • Pfizer in asbestos litigation.
  • Rawlings, a sports equipment manufacturer, in two lawsuits arising from professional baseball. One case, involving a professional player who suffered a head injury after being struck by a pitch, was resolved without any finding of liability. The other matter was brought by a spectator at a New York Mets game when he was hit by a broken bat that flew into the stands. That case was dismissed without prejudice.
  • Novartis Consumer Health Inc. in connection with plaintiffs who claimed injuries from cough/cold or diet products.


Crain's New York
Notable LGBTQIA+ Leaders (2024)
National LGBT Bar Association
"40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40" (2019)
The Legal 500 US
"Next Generation Lawyer" – Dispute Resolution: General Commercial Disputes (2017-2018)



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2004
  • B.A., Politics and History, New York University, 2001, magna cum laude


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Member, E-Discovery Task Force, New York City Bar Association
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2011-2014)
  • Intern, Women's Sports Foundation
  • Member, NYU Athletics Hall of Fame Committee
  • Member, Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee, New York City Bar