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Nilda Isidro focuses her practice on the representation and defense of product companies, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer product litigation. She litigates a variety of complex matters in both state and federal courts, including mass torts and multi-district litigations (MDLs). In addition, Nilda regularly provides strategic counseling to a wide range of clients—at every stage of the product life cycle—on issues including product launches, labeling and warnings, regulatory compliance, good manufacturing practices (GMPs), product warranties, and related litigation avoidance and risk management issues. 

Nilda’s clients typically come from highly-regulated industries, including: life sciences, technology, health care, food & beverage, personal care, and cannabis/cannabinoids. Working closely with a national network of experts in various fields of medicine, materials sciences, and industry regulation, Nilda excels at synthesizing complex scientific and regulatory issues into relatable themes that can be easily understood by juries, judges, lawmakers, and regulators.

Nilda was included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2018-2020 40 & Under Hot List, selected as a 2015 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action. She is a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Concentrations

  • Mass torts and multi-district litigation (MDL)
  • Products liability litigation
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500, 2015-Present
    • Next Generation Partners, Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Consumer Products (Including Tobacco), 2020
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, “40 & Under Hot List,” 2018-2020
  • Listed, Super Lawyersmagazine, New York Metro Rising Stars, 2014-2017
  • Selected, New York Law Journal, “Rising Star,” 2015
  • Recognized, New York State Bar, “Empire State Counsel”
  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018
  • Past Chair, Class Action and Mass Tort Special Litigation Group, Product Liability Committee, Defense Research Institute (DRI), 2017-2019
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2007-Present
    • Member, Women in Products Liability Litigation Sub-Committee, 2008-Present
    • Member, Food & Supplements Sub-Committee, 2013-Present
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2007-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2007
    • Staff Editor, NYU Annual Survey of American Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2004
Admissions
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Languages
  • Spanish, Native