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Glenn Kerner has deep experience in products liability law, particularly with respect to complex mass torts and multi-district litigation (MDL). Glenn has played a major role in some of the most notable mass torts and MDLs over the past 25 years. He also frequently litigates individual cases, and acts as lead trial counsel in cases across multiple industries and jurisdictions. He represents clients in matters involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, emerging technologies, food and dietary supplements, cannabis, and other consumer products.

Glenn regularly serves as lead counsel and has been appointed as liaison counsel in various mass tort litigations and MDLs. Most recently, Glenn has served as national counsel for a large generic pharmaceutical company in nearly 500 cases involving the cardiac drug amiodarone in Northern California, and throughout the country. He has also served as national counsel in numerous mass torts and MDLs including those involving ceramic hip devices, alendronate, metoclopramide, natural rubber latex gloves, orthopedic bone screws, pamidronate, propofol, PPA, semiconductor clean rooms, the diet drug fen-phen and ephedra. He works closely with a national network of medical, scientific, regulatory, and industry experts in preparation for trials and Daubert hearings.

Additionally, Glenn has experience in complex commercial litigation, antitrust, real estate litigation, and other civil litigation.

In addition to his litigation practice, Glenn provides strategic counseling to clients on litigation avoidance, litigation preparedness, and risk assessment. He also advises clients on labeling and warnings issues, including regulatory compliance.

Concentrations

  • Products liability law
  • Complex mass torts and multi-district litigation (MDL)
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Regulatory compliance

Capabilities

Experience

  • Served as national counsel for a large generic pharmaceutical company in nearly 400 amiodarone cases in a JCCP in Northern California, and throughout the country.°

°The above representation was handled by Mr. Kerner prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, “Litigation Star – Product Liability,” 2021-2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA, “Nationwide: Product Liability & Mass Torts,” 2015-2021
  • Listed, The Legal 500, 2012-2021
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2022
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Defendants, 2018-2022
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2018-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2009-2012, 2014-2021
  • Member, Defense Research Institute, 1995-2021
    • Member, Steering Committee, Drug and Medical Device Committee, 2015-2021
    • Past Chair, Products Liability Committee Food Law Special Litigation Group
    • Past Chair, Class Action and Mass Tort Special Litigation Group

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1987
    • Member, International Law Journal
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1984
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey