William Essig Joins Barnes & Thornburg as Litigation Partner in Chicago
CHICAGO, IL—Barnes & Thornburg has added William V. Essig as a partner in its Chicago office. Essig joins the firm’s Litigation Department with a focus on defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in mass tort and product liability litigation.
Essig defends manufacturers in matters involving strict liability, negligence, and wrongful death involving medical devices and over the counter and prescription drugs. He also has experience representing clients in consumer fraud and other consumer class action litigation. Essig works with his clients in pre-trial preparation for expert witnesses and has served as national coordinating counsel.
Essig has experience in federal multidistrict and state courts for mass tort and product liability litigation. Notably, Essig was a member of the trial team and national counsel defending a prescription fluoroquinolone in more than 1,500 federal multidistrict and more than 2,000 state court cases.
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