Russell “Chip” Gaudreau has a broad range of experience defending companies in complex product liability and mass tort litigations. His engagements have focused primarily on the pharmaceutical, medical device & health care industries; however, he has also worked on national litigations involving automobiles, safety equipment, financial services/sales practices and toxic torts.
Chip’s main focus is achieving the right outcome for clients in litigation. To that end, he provides all-inclusive strategic litigation management and resolution strategies that are narrowly tailored to the client’s financial needs and ultimate goals. He works with a large team of litigators, both inside and outside of GT, and helps to manage and coordinate their efforts on a nationwide basis.
He routinely designs and implements creative alternative fee arrangements, and manages those arrangements during the life of an engagement to avoid surprises and provide predictability in “outside counsel” legal spend. In fact, Chip often works hand-in-hand with his client’s and their legal finance departments, to provide complete transparency in the level of work being performed and to ensure that any expected financial targets will be met.