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Greg is an experienced litigator in mass tort and commercial litigation representing medical device makers, pharmaceutical companies, metals manufacturers, and equipment makers. He has defended varied mass torts over the years, including matters involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, environmental exposures, and asbestos products. Based in Philadelphia, Greg enjoys finding creative solutions to his clients’ litigation problems, whether it be a mass action removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, a Daubert challenge to a novel causation theory, or applying traditional common law doctrine in a new context. Greg is admitted in all Pennsylvania state and federal courts and has also practiced in state and federal courts around the country. He prides himself on a depth and breadth of substantive legal and procedural knowledge. Always, his goal is to win the case, but he seeks early and cost-effective alternatives to litigation whenever possible.

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali - Attività Accademiche

  • 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

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Pennsylvania,” Finalist, 2018

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, with honors, The George Washington University Law School
    • Member, The George Washington International Law Review
  • Diploma di maturità, with distinction, Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College
Abilitazioni
  • 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