Troutman Sanders Brings on Richard P. O’Leary into New York Business Litigation Practice
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Troutman Sanders announced that they are expanding their product liability and commercial litigation practice by bringing on Richard P. O’Leary. O’Leary was a partner at McCarter & English LLP, with experience in commercial litigation and product liability. He has practiced for over three decades, with a broad range of cases dealing with product liability; he also has a deep knowledge and practical experience in high profile product liability litigation.

Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm that has more than 600 lawyers with offices throughout the US and China. Formed in 1897, the firm has engaged all aspects of civil and commercial law corresponding to the firm’s main practice areas; corporate, energy and industrial regulation, finance, litigation and real estate. Troutman Sanders represents clients from multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs, all levels of local, state, and federal government, to non-profit organizations as well as businesses across sectors and industries.


In terms of business litigation practice, O’Leary has also represented manufacturers in the life sciences industry in a high profile product liability litigation capacity. He has been a local counsel and a national counsel in multi-district litigation. In that capacity he has tried more than 50 cases to verdict in federal and state courts across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania as well as Florida. He litigated a Second Circuit case, Malcolm v. National Gypsum Co., which set the standard for consolidating cases for trial for New York state and federal courts.

William Withrow, Troutman’s Litigation Department Chair commented, “Rich is a great addition to our expanding New York business litigation practice. He brings proven experience with product liability and mass tort cases. His background handling all phases of complex litigation, including multipart and multijurisdictional cases, will be of significant value to clients.”

The managing partner of the firm’s New York office, David Dantzler, went on to say that O’Leary’s value add will be immense due to his experience in handling technical issues as well as the long term vision and treatment he provides to clients in terms of litigation risk.

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Richard O’Leary himself commented on his move, “Troutman Sanders provides a great foundation for my practice, because of the firm’s recognized litigation strength and the opportunity to collaborate with partners who provide technical and substantive experience. In addition, because of the diverse needs of my clients, the firm’s corporate and regulatory capabilities, as well as its national and international reach, provide tremendous value.” O’Leary earned a J.D. cum laude and an A.B. magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center. He practices in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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