Taryn W. Harper

Taryn W. Harper

Associate

Taryn Harper focuses her practice on products liability litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She has experience with products liability matters in both state and federal courts, including single plaintiff actions and mass tort actions involving a variety of products and medical issues. Taryn is involved in the representation and defense of manufacturers in products liability cases pending across the country.

Prior to joining the firm, Taryn served as law clerk to three federal judges and gained early experience in general commercial, criminal, and civil litigation. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute where she serves on the Steering Committee for the Young Lawyers Division and as an editor of the Raising the Bar newsletter, a national legal publication for young lawyers.

Concentrations

  • Litigation
  • Products liability
  • Pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation
  • Class and mass action litigation
  • Multidistrict litigation
  • Class and mass action litigation

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Represents pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict litigation and coordinated state-court actions involving a chemotherapy medication.
  • Serves as national counsel for one of the largest medical device manufacturers in product liability lawsuits involving a variety medical devices, including spinal cord stimulation systems, cerebrospinal fluid drainage and monitoring systems, ventricular and lumbar catheters, cerebral shunts, insulin pumps, and defibrillators.
  • Assists in defense of leading pharmaceutical and consumer products manufacturer in multidistrict litigation, various single-plaintiff, and consolidated state-court actions involving consumer product alleged to cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
  • Represents medical device manufacturer in product liability matters involving surgical and neurological navigation devices and neurovascular catheters.
  • Defends medical technology manufacturer in one of the largest and most complex mass torts matters involving surgical mesh.
  • Counsels consumer products manufacturers in relation to regulatory compliance activities.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018 
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Team Member, The Daily Report’s "Georgia Products Liability & Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year," 2016-2017
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2017-Present
    • Member, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Committee
      • Member, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Seminar Regional Marketing Team, 2018-2019
    • Member, Steering Committee for Young Lawyers Division
      • Chair, Subcommittee for Raising the Bar Publication, 2018-Present
      • Vice-Chair, Subcommittee for Raising the Bar Publication, 2017-2018 
  • Member, Atlanta Legal Aid Society Service Council, 2018-Present
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers, 2018-Present 
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2014-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2016-Present
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2017-Present
  • Team Leader, Canine Assistants National Volunteer Program, 2012-Present

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2014
    • Executive Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
    • Executive Board Member, Student Bar Association
    • Captain, Moot Court Sports Law Team
    • Recipient, CALI Award in Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research; Appellate Advocacy; Advanced Legal Research; and Patent Law
    • Recipient, Brooks Pierce Writing Award
    • Recipient, Law Alum Council Scholarship and Dean’s Grant
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Georgia, 2011
Referendariat / Praktika
  • Hon. Lisa Godbey Wood, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2015-2016
  • Hon. James E. Graham, succeeded by Hon. R. Stan Baker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2014-2015
Zulassung
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
Sprache
  • Spanisch, Conversational
  • Französisch, Conversational