Paul A. Del Aguila

Paul A. Del Aguila

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Paul Del Aguila is an accomplished litigator, focusing his practice on commercial disputes, consumer fraud, business torts, employment litigation, trade secret litigation, products liability, medical and pharmaceutical devices, and class action defense.

Paul has more than 15 years of litigation experience, representing local, regional, national, and international clients and protecting their interests in various state and federal courts throughout the country. Paul's wide-ranging experience has helped his clients, both small and large, navigate complex and difficult litigation, often handling high stakes and “bet the company” litigation. He has a proven track record, often obtaining resolutions for his clients and disposing of matters, either through motions to dismiss or motions for summary judgment, prior to trial.

In addition to his litigation practice, Paul regularly advises clients on a variety of issues, such as risk management, employment matters, and product safety, providing targeted strategic counsel and guidance.

Concentrations

  • Consumer fraud/consumer labeling litigation
  • Product liability litigation
  • Pharmaceutical/medical device litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Business/shareholder litigation
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Class action defense
  • Risk management, employment matters and product safety
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Counseled for Medtronic, Inc. in multidistrict litigation pending in the District of Minnesota, involving one of Medtronic’s most important products and divisions including 34 putative class actions, more than 30 state court actions, and more than 300 cases in total. The cases involved allegations of products liability as well as third party beneficiary and Medicare secondary payor claims.
  • Counseled for Bayer in the Baycol multidistrict litigation pending in the District of Minnesota. Paul served as a negotiator in the resolution of hundreds of claims, utilizing mediations, judicial settlement conferences and informal negotiations, the majority of which involved the most prominent mass tort plaintiff attorneys and firms in the country.
  • Counseled for cigarette manufacturer in two putative class actions pending in Illinois.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Negocios Now magazine, “Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago,” 2018
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Recipient, “Leadership Excellence in the Law Award,” Illinois Diversity Council, 2017
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2015-2019
    • Listed, Emerging Lawyer, 2015-2016
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of California at Irvine, 1998
Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Languages
  • Spanish