Gregory T. Sturges

Gregory T. Sturges

Of Counsel

Gregory T. Sturges has 10 years’ experience in commercial and mass tort litigation representing industrial companies, financial institutions, tech companies, education companies, and pharmaceutical companies. He has handled virtually all phases of litigation through trial and appeal. Greg is admitted in all Pennsylvania state and federal courts, and has practiced in many other state and federal courts around the country. He routinely handles contract, insurance, fraud, consumer, and real estate claims, including disputes over arbitration. Acting both as jurisdictional counsel and national counsel, Greg has defended a variety of mass tort claims, including in the environmental, asbestos, hydrocarbon, and pharmaceutical context.

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Removed 106 pharmaceutical personal injury cases from Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas under Class Action Fairness Act’s mass action provision, resulting in transfer of litigation to federal MDL proceeding
  • Defended loan servicing company in varied FDCPA, consumer protection law, abuse of process, Dragonetti Act, RESPA, quiet title, and other common claims in consumer finance litigation 
  • Defended various drug (brand and generic) and medical device makers in personal injury litigation pending in federal and states courts in Pennsylvania
  • Prevailed on summary judgment in favor of medical device client in multi-million dollar contract dispute brought by health care provider alleging consequential damages arising out of product recall
  • Defended start-up tech company in multi-million dollar suit arising out of verbal contract, defeating novel theories of liability against later-acquiring parent company
  • Defended major wireless carrier in varied litigation, including consumer lawsuits and commercial litigation
  • Tried bellwether environmental tort case involving alleged exposure to industrial waste in Southern Indiana, resulting in defense verdict and affirmance following exhaustive appeals.°
  • Defended major equipment manufacturer in state and federal asbestos litigation around the country, coordinating defense in more than a dozen active jurisdictions.°
  • Represented U.S. parent company in Pennsylvania state court in lawsuit brought by employee of Brazilian subsidiary, which was dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds.°
  • Removed class action to Louisiana federal court under diversity jurisdiction and Class Action Fairness Act, resulting in dismissal following removal's affirmance.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Sturges prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Intern, Federal Communications Commission, Summer 2003

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Pennsylvania,” Finalist, 2018

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2005
    • Member, The George Washington International Law Review
  • B.A., with distinction, Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, 2002
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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