NEW YORK (July 5, 2012) – Jennifer Filippazzo, an associate in McDermott’s Trial Practice Group and based in New York, has been named to the American Bar Association's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Leadership Academy for 2012-2013. She is one of 23 attorneys from around the country who have been named to participate in this program, which is designed to mentor and provide young lawyers from diverse backgrounds and job settings, with the tools, vision, knowledge and skills necessary to lead the legal profession.
Ms. Filippazzo currently serves as a vice-chair of the American Bar Association's TIPS Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee.
“We’re very proud of Jennifer for demonstrating such strong commitment to this very important pro bono organization,” said Lazar P. Raynal, partner and head of the Firm’s Trial Practice Group. “Her work with TIPS embodies McDermott’s abiding commitment to improving our justice system, in this case by helping prepare lawyers outside the Firm for leadership in the profession and in their communities.“
Ms. Filippazzo focuses her practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense and trial of complex product liability, negligence and mass tort litigation. She is the regional coordinator on a national coordinating counsel team representing a major corporate client in their mass tort litigation. In addition, Ms. Filippazzo oversees and manages the docket of claims filed in the Northeast region of the United States, handling all aspects of the litigation including discovery, settlement negotiations and trial preparation and strategy. She also regularly handles matters and trials in New York and Pennsylvania, with many of these claims involving wrongful death cases with significant medical and scientific issues. Ms. Filippazzo has developed an area of specialty in the defense of Fortune 500 companies and other corporate entities involved in asbestos litigation.
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