Nilda Isidro is a partner and trial lawyer in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on defending innovative and highly-regulated consumer products and services, including those that apply emerging technologies. Her clients span a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, healthcare, personal care, and hemp-derived cannabinoids. In addition to defending clients in litigation, Ms. Isidro also counsels clients on product launches, labeling and warnings, product warranties, litigation preparedness, crisis management, pro-active risk mitigation strategies for consumer products and services, and FDA/FTC regulatory compliance. She is a member of the firm’s Products Litigation and Counseling practice, Food and Healthy Living practice, and Cannabis practice. Ms. Isidro was included in Benchmark Litigation’s 2018-2020 40 & Under Hot List, selected as a 2015 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action.





Ms. Isidro is experienced in matters involving innovative and emerging technologies, including IoT and IIoT products and technologies, cell-cultured foods, genetically engineered foods, and products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. She also has broad experience involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, dietary supplements and consumer products. She serves on the national counsel team for various clients in MDLs, mass torts and individual cases across the country in state and federal courts. She has defended software companies in connection with breach of contract claims, and has also litigated white-collar claims stemming from pharmaceutical clinical trials. Working closely with a national network of experts in various fields of medicine, materials sciences, and industry regulation, Ms. Isidro excels at synthesizing complex scientific and regulatory issues into relatable themes that can be easily understood by juries, judges, lawmakers, and regulators.

Ms. Isidro also provides strategic counseling to clients in heavily regulated industries on litigation avoidance and risk management. She has extensive experience advising clients on product launches, regulatory compliance (including FDA and FTC), labeling and warnings, GMPs, product warranties, and related litigation avoidance and risk management issues.

Professional Activities

Ms. Isidro is a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She is the immediate past chair of the Class Action and Mass Tort Special Litigation Group of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI’s) Product Liability Committee. She is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and the New York State Bar Association, as well as the ABA's Women in Products Liability Sub-Committee and Food & Supplements Sub-Committee.


Ms. Isidro was recognized by The Legal 500 for her work in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action, and was included in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List (2018-2021). She was also selected as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal (2015) and by Super Lawyers (New York Metro – 2014-2017). The New York State Bar Association has recognized Ms. Isidro for her commitment to pro bono work, bestowing upon her the honorary designation of “Empire State Counsel” in multiple years. Ms. Isidro was a recipient of the Goodwin Diversity Fellowship in 2005. While attending law school, she was a staff editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.

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J.D., 2007
New York University School of Law
B.A., 2004
Harvard University

(magna cum laude)



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