Glenn S. Kerner

Glenn S. Kerner

Partner New York Litigation Leader
Chair, Products Litigation and Counseling
Glenn S. Kerner

Glenn Kerner is the head of the Litigation Department in Goodwin’s New York office, and Chair of the firm’s Products Litigation and Counseling practice. He has extensive experience in products liability law, particularly with respect to complex mass torts and multi-district litigation (MDL). Mr. Kerner is experienced in matters involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food and dietary supplements, consumer products, emerging technologies and chemical exposure, including clean room litigation. He also has experience in complex commercial litigation, franchise law, bankruptcy litigation, real estate litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, and other civil litigation.

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Mr. Kerner has played a major role in some of the most hotly-contested and high-profile mass torts and MDLs in the past 25 years. In the area of pharmaceuticals, Mr. Kerner has served as national counsel in mass torts and MDLs involving metoclopramide, pamidronate, propofol, PPA, the diet drug fen-phen and alendronate, where he was appointed as liaison counsel for the generic pharmaceutical defendants. He currently serves as national counsel for a large generic pharmaceutical company in nearly 400 amiodarone cases in a JCCP in Northern California, and throughout the country. Other mass torts and MDLs in which Mr. Kerner has been actively involved include semiconductor clean rooms, ceramic hip devices, ephedra, natural rubber latex gloves and orthopedic bone screws. He has successfully litigated individual cases concerning various consumer products, as well as pharmaceuticals and orthopedic medical devices. Mr. Kerner has acted as lead trial counsel in cases across multiple industries and jurisdictions. In his role as national counsel, Mr. Kerner supervises local counsel and is responsible for coordinating and maintaining a consistent litigation strategy on a nationwide basis. He works closely with a national network of medical, scientific, regulatory and industry experts in preparation for trials and Daubert hearings.

Mr. Kerner also routinely provides strategic counseling to clients on litigation avoidance and risk management in various industries. He advises clients on labeling and warnings issues, including regulatory compliance.

Professional Activities

Mr. Kerner is a member of Goodwin’s Nanotechnology and Cannabis practices. He is also the immediate past Chair of the Food Law Special Litigation Group of the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Products Liability Committee and a past Chair of its Class Action and Mass Tort SLG. He also serves on the Steering Committee for DRI’s Drug and Medical Device Committee.

Recognition

Mr. Kerner has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Nationwide-Product Liability & Mass Torts, The Legal 500 U.S., U.S. News-Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

While attending law school at Fordham University School of Law, he was a member of the International Law Journal.

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J.D., 1987
Fordham University School of Law
B.A., 1984
Cornell University

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New York
New Jersey

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
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