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Carla R. Karp has in-depth experience representing defendants in complex products liability cases. Carla focuses her practice on defending pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device manufacturers in mass torts and coordinated proceedings, as well as in individual cases and appeals, in state and federal courts nationwide.

Carla maintains a robust motion practice and delivers oral arguments in federal and state courts. She has achieved dismissals of dozens of pharmaceutical and medical device suits based on federal preemption and inadequacy of plaintiffs’ pleadings. Throughout the life cycle of a case, Carla works closely with clients and colleagues to develop and execute strategy, anticipating client needs, and fostering relationships.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Special Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, 2009-2010

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America
    • "Ones to Watch," Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action - Defendants, 2023
    • "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation, 2023
  • Selected, New Jersey Law Journal, "New Leaders of the Bar," 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021-2022
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, "Rising Stars: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action," 2020
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  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Mass Torts Committee, 2021-Present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Board Member, ICP Care, 2021-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2009
    • Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Fairfield University, 2006
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • 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 Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit