Marissa Banez focuses on products liability defense, which includes asbestos, tobacco and black lung litigation, as well as medical devices and pharmaceuticals actions, in state and federal courts throughout the country, representing Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. In asbestos matters, she has represented from complaint through trial (many times as lead counsel) major manufacturers, contractors and distributors of asbestos-containing products in both personal injury and property damage cases. In addition, she regularly litigates as appellate counsel in residential mortgage foreclosures, having won the vast majority of her appeals and obtaining multi-million-dollar settlements. She also has represented a Fortune 500 company in several premises liability actions.
Marissa has worked, pro bono, with The Veterans Consortium as appellate counsel before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and with New York City’s Advocates for Children, assisting parents with children that have learning disabilities. She also serves as a mentor for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity.
Marissa has published an article in the New York Law Journal and was a presenter for the WestLegalEdCenter webinar on issues relating to the standing of unnamed class members in class action litigation.
- Product liability and mass torts
- Pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation
- Residential mortgage foreclosure appellate litigation
- Premises liability litigation
- Administrative and regulatory black lung litigation