Sylvia Simson is a litigator with a diverse practice focused on a broad range of complex commercial litigation as well as mass torts, product liability, life sciences, environmental, and financial services matters.
Ms. Simson has litigated matters concerning a variety of issues, including complex contractual disputes, alleged fraud and/or conspiracy claims, purported toxic exposure claims (involving various forms of chemicals or dust as well as asbestos), failure to warn allegations, business torts, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, indemnity and contribution claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, purported product defects, stock purchase agreements, stock options, exit rights, royalties, and alleged False Claims Act violations. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, including the consumer products, energy, chemicals, technology, healthcare, financial services, insurance, fashion, and building materials sectors.
Ms. Simson has counseled both companies and individuals in cases across the country, is experienced both in trials and appeals, and has deep experience with multi-district litigation, class actions, and the coordination of related actions in both federal and state courts. She also has significant brief-writing and oral advocacy experience and has drafted and argued both discovery and dispositive motions in federal and state courts. In addition, Ms. Simson has experience providing counsel in transactional and regulatory contexts, advising on risk mitigation and preparedness best practices, and developing coordinated defense strategies integrating business, media, regulatory, and litigation dimensions.
- Commercial litigation, including both trials and appeals
- Products liability litigation, including MDLs and the coordination of related cases in federal and state courts
- Class actions in federal and state courts
- Life sciences and healthcare litigation
- Environmental litigation, including alleged exposure litigation
- Financial litigation