Ginger Pigott

Ginger Pigott

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Ginger Pigott is Vice Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice and focuses her practice on products liability litigation with an emphasis on the defense of complex medical device and pharmaceutical products. She handles high-stakes, single-plaintiff cases (including through trial) and complex litigation, including MDLs, coordinated state actions and class actions working as both national and regional counsel. She also works with companies to reduce and eliminate litigation risk and has been instrumental in achieving early resolution by way of alternative dispute resolution and dispositive motions in a significant number of cases. 

She is also experienced in creating strategies for large litigation and document projects for geographically diverse clients on an international scale, as well as in developing alternative dispute resolution programs.

She has defended medical device products liability lawsuits involving a wide range of products, including spinal/biological devices, neurological devices, diabetes management devices, cardiovascular devices, implantable devices for various indications, cardiopulmonary bypass equipment, imaging equipment, as well as other external medical devices and related equipment. She is also experienced in defending products liability cases involving pharmaceutical drugs, nutraceuticals and biologics.

In addition, Ginger has worked on a wide variety of other product liability matters, including welding products and consumables, airplanes, helicopters, rocket propelled parachute systems, automobiles, soft drinks, and video games. In both product cases and commercial litigation matters, she has experience with various unfair competition allegations including those derived from Section 17200 Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).

Concentrations

  • Complex torts
  • Products liability and mass torts
  • Products liability litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Health and FDA business
  • Aviation litigation
  • eDiscovery and eRetention
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. in Corber v. Xanodyne/Romo v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.,771 F.3d 1218 (9th Cir. 2014), in which the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed an order of remand following removal under the mass action provisions of the Class Action Fairness Act.  Case was one of first impression concerning the impact of a plaintiff’s request for coordination of actions under California’s coordination statutes.
  • National and regional counsel for medical device manufacturers relating to products involved in worldwide recalls.
  • Counsel on several week trial involving blood factor concentrate product involved in alleged HIV infection.
  • Represented a worldwide medical device manufacturer related to a variety of medical devices including defibrillators, pacemakers, infusion pumps, insulin pumps, neurological stimulation products, and orthopedic implants.
  • National and regional counsel for global manufacturer of orthopedic medical devices in various product liability cases involving spinal implant devices.
  • Lead counsel for dental implant manufacturer in medical device case and obtained fully dispositive defense motion days before trial.
  • Counseled a medical device manufacturer handling product liability claims in jurisdictions throughout the country related to medical products.
  • Counseled several Fortune 500 companies.
  • Represented a small aircraft manufacturer in alleged product liability actions.

°Some of the above representations were handled by Ms. Pigott prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Listed, LMG Life Sciences, "Life Science Star," 2016-2018
  • Listed, The International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2013-2015
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2008-2010, 2013-2014
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2011-2013
  • Profiled, Chambers USA Guide, "Women in Law Award," 2012
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Century City Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1992
  • B.A., with honors, University of Michigan, 1989
Admissions
  • California
  • Illinois