Frederick McGowen has experience in all aspects of trial and appellate litigation and specializes in products liability litigation. In addition, Mr. McGowen represents clients in general business litigation and copyright litigation.

Areas of Practice




In the products liability area, Mr. McGowen’s experience includes defending manufacturers of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, medical devices, herbal supplements, industrial chemicals and consumer products in complex, multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) and national class action litigation. He has defended manufacturers in MDL litigation concerning asbestos, phentermine, phenylpropanolamine and ephedra. He also counsels clients with regard to products liability risks and product recalls.

In the general business area, Mr. McGowen’s experience covers a variety of contract litigations and mediations, including representing manufacturers in contract actions, and private equity clients in post-transaction claims. His experience includes representing former shareholders of a technology company in a post-merger claim regarding purchase price adjustments, and a private equity firm in a finder’s fee claim.

In the copyright area, Mr. McGowen has experience litigating infringement claims involving complex authorship and rights transfer issues. He has represented clients in copyright litigation concerning various types of publications, including transcriptions, compilations, and derivative works, and concerning rights transfers to licensees and beneficiaries.

Professional Activities

Mr. McGowen is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the National Bar Association.





J.D., 1992
Columbia Law School
B.A., 1985
Columbia University



New York


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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