Asra A. Chatham - McDermott Will & Emery


Asra A. Chatham focuses her practice on mass tort, complex commercial litigation and product liability defense on behalf of clients in the healthcare, chemical and manufacturing industries. She works with her clients to develop and execute effective trial strategies based on the organization’s goals and has a proven track record securing defense verdicts in high-stakes, multi-week jury trials in venues across the country. She has also achieved favorable results for clients in post-acquisition and restrictive covenant disputes, highlighting her comprehensive litigation expertise.

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  • Serves as counsel for Monsanto in polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) food chain litigation
  • Defended a putative class action seeking to block a healthcare client’s reorganization as a mutual insurance holding company and force a transfer of $1.6 billion to policyholders
  • Defeated a class certification of putative class of healthcare providers that alleged a managed care client violated Florida’s prompt pay statutes and prevailed against named plaintiff on summary judgment

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  • Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” in America, in Commercial Litigation, 2021 to 2024
  • Lawyers for Children America, John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, 2016


  • Lawyers for Children America, pro bono legal counsel
  • American Bar Association, Environment, Energy & Resources Section


University of Miami School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2011
Mills College, BA, with honors, 2006


Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida

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