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Sandra Applebaum, M.D., is a member of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s New York office. With more than 17 years practicing allergy medicine as a licensed physician, she began a career in law focusing her practice on the representation and defense of manufacturers in products liability litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, medical device, and health care litigation. She has been involved with a variety of complex matters in both state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigations ("MDLs") and mass torts.

Sandra’s education and experience as a physician and scientist informs her approach to defending claims brought against medical-device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and health care providers. She utilizes her experience to create legal strategies that harmonize scientific and clinical messaging across complex matters. With Sandra’s skillset, clients turn to her to recruit, develop, and manage affirmative scientific experts; to develop effective cross-examination of and motions to exclude opposing scientific experts; to depose health-care-provider fact witnesses; to develop the facts of scientifically or clinically complex cases; and to leverage scientific and medical literature to the benefit of clients as part of the fact and expert discovery process. In addition, Sandra has been involved in the preparation of pharmaceutical risk assessments for various clients.

While in law School, Sandra worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey whose docket included may pharmaceutical and medical device related matters.

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.



  • Licensed Physician and Co-owner, Allergic and Asthmatic Comprehensive Care of NJ, 1997-2015
  • Research Assistant, Department of Neurobiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1988-1989
  • Research Assistant, Department of Organ Transplant and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1988
  • Research Assistant, Department of Neurobiology, University of Illinois, 1985-1988
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Claire Cecchi, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2018

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2022
  • Awarded Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, Seton Hall University School of Law 2020

A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Member, New Jersey Association for Justice 2016- present
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association 2016- present
  • Member, American Medical Association 1993-present
  • Ma’ayanot High School, 2006-2015
    • Founder, Science Research Program
    • Member, Educational Committee


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law
    • Intellectual Property Law Concentration
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, University of Illinois
    • Neurobiology Concentration
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York