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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 seventeen 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 product liability litigation experience includes case strategizing based on medical records, drafting motions, and working hand-in-hand with expert witnesses in various scientific and professional fields. 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.

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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
  • 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

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • 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