Michael Mandell focuses his practice on complex product liability litigation and has experience representing clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. He has extensive law and motion practice experience in both federal and state courts.
Michael is part of a team of lawyers that represent a major global medical device company in national consumer product liability litigation of more than 22,000 cases. He also is a member of a trial team representing clients in asbestos/talc litigation where he handles individual cases and helps manage litigation-wide discovery issues.
Recently, Michael has played an active role on a team defending a large pharmaceutical client against medical injury claims regarding a leading brand of consumer products.
Duke University School of Law, 2012, J.D.
University of Southern California, 2009, B.A., magna cum laude, USC Scion Merit Scholarship, Trojan League Associates of the Valley Academic and Leadership Scholarship
Professional Admissions & Qualifications : California
Professional Affiliations : Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
EXPERIENCE : Successfully dismissed a class action complaint against Merck & Co., Inc. regarding its Coppertone® sunscreen product line on preemption and primary jurisdiction grounds. Gisvold v. Merck & Co. Inc. et al., No. 3:14-cv-01371 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2014) [Emily Field, Judge Nixes False-Labeling Suit Over Merck Sunscreens, Law 360, Nov. 26, 2014].