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Sabrina R. Gallo

Sabrina R. Gallo is Chair of the Miami Products Liability Practice, and a shareholder in the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Care Litigation Practice. As a trial lawyer in multimillion-dollar litigation, she concentrates her practice on the representation and defense of products liability cases, with an emphasis on representing manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceuticals in state and federal courts nationwide. Sabrina has experience managing individual, nationwide and mass tort litigation involving a variety of medical devices including infusion and insulin pumps, mesh, vascular products, and other medical devices and implants, as well as pharmaceuticals including chemotherapy medications and hormone replacement therapy. Sabrina also regularly counsels manufacturers regarding review and drafting of appropriate warning language for product recalls, reporting and labeling, compliance with state and federal regulatory laws, Medicare Secondary Payer Act compliance and litigation, and other pre-litigation matter.

Sabrina leads national teams in complex litigation from pre-suit negotiations up through trial, developing case strategy and all aspects of fact and expert discovery. She handles high-stakes, single-plaintiff cases as well as mass torts, including multi-district litigations, coordinated state actions, class actions and remanded cases for trial.

Her experience in this industry for two decades has allowed her to focus on achieving the right outcome for her clients in litigation. Whether that involves creative and strategic resolutions strategies or defending hundreds of remanded individual cases across the nation, Sabrina listens to her client’s needs – both for their business and in litigation – to advocate on their behalf and pursue each client’s legal goals.

Concentrations

  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation
  • Products liability
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Multidistrict litigation
  • Class action lawsuits

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Defend manufacturer of medical devices in all claims concerning vascular devices, including overseeing national teams in hundreds of remanded cases and trials across the country.
  • Defend medical device manufacturer in multi-district litigation involving transvaginal mesh.
  • Defend multinational manufacturer of medical devices in products liability matters across the country involving infusion pumps.
  • Defend multinational pharmaceutical company in litigation concerning alleged reactions to chemotherapy medication.
  • Defended global pharmaceutical company in pharmaceutical products liability litigation in individual and consolidated mass tort litigation regarding hormone replacement therapy.
  • Represent global manufacturer of various medical products in pre-suit claims and filed lawsuits related allegations of complications due to hernia repairs.
  • Senior member of trial teams representing Lorillard Tobacco Company in defense of numerous products liability class action and individual smoking and health cases. Member of trial team for industry in obtaining defense jury verdict in environmental tobacco smoke case.
  • Senior member of trial team defending a manufacturer of military aircraft against wrongful death claims involving legal issues surrounding client's immunity from suit under Constitutional considerations.
  • Lead trial counsel representing minority shareholder in dispute with majority shareholder of a Miami-based operation generating significant profits and cash flow regarding the percentage of equity ownership owned by the minority shareholder and the valuation of such interest. Prosecuted claims involving complex business valuation methodologies and theories through a non-jury trial, resulting in a declaratory judgment of value in an amount in excess of three times that initially proposed by the majority shareholder.
  • Defended executive search firm that was sued for damages alleged to exceed $60 million by its client, a major South Florida hospital in federal court. Disposed of case through summary judgment which was subsequently affirmed on appeal.
  • Second-chair trial attorney in the defense of a financial institution regarding claims brought by senior executive officer regarding employment benefits and claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Defended NYSE public corporation in sensitive federal and state investigations, including investigations by the Department of Justice and the Florida Attorney General's Office on civil and criminal forfeiture grounds. No criminal or civil charges were filed.
  • Provided consulting with respect to certain business transactions involving Italian companies.

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2019
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Recognized, Dade County Bar Association, "Legal Luminary - Health Care," 2016
  • Listed, Attorney at Law magazine, "12 to Watch in 2012," 2012
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "40 Under 40," 2011
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009
  • Rated, AV Preeminent®

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Certified, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Arbitrator: AHLA Neutral for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Health Care Matters
  • Board Member, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF), Florida Region, Board of Directors
  • Chair, Honey Shine Mentoring Program, Board of Directors
  • Board Member, The Posse Foundation, Miami Chapter, Advisory Board
  • Amicus Member, National Association of Women Judges
  • Founding Friend and Council Member, Beyond Type 1
  • Committee Member, Greenberg Traurig United Way
  • Member, Miami Chapter and Former Officer, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Executive Board
  • Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel 
  • Member, The American Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review
    • Moot Court Board Member
    • Honors: Recipient, Law Phillips and Dean's Merit Scholarship; Winner, First Year Moot Court Competition; Recipient, Honors Designation, Litigation Skills I Workshop, Trial Skills; Cali Award of Excellence in Property and Legal Research and Writing; Phi Delta Phi; and Miami Law Women
  • B.S., Chemistry, Biology, University of Miami, Psychology
    • Honors: Dean's List; Psi Chi Honor Society; Golden Key Honor Society
    • Activities: Vice President, Italian Club; Miami Commitment Roundtable Coordinator
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Znajomość języków
  • Italian