Brad Harrison is a trial attorney who represents clients in product liability and complex civil litigation in courts and before arbitration panels throughout the United States. He is no stranger to the courtroom, having served as trial counsel in several jury trials and as a member of numerous other trial teams throughout the country. Brad was a member of the team that achieved the record-breaking patent infringement verdict for Idenix Pharmaceuticals (subsidiary of Merck & Co.). After a two-week trial, the jury ordered Gilead Sciences to pay $2.54 billion for its infringement of an Idenix patent related to the treatment of patients with hepatitis C infection.
Brad devotes a large part of his practice to the defense of companies in product liability actions. He often defends companies in class actions and multidistrict litigation. Brad has successfully defended pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in cases involving prescription pharmaceuticals, stress urinary incontinence products, silicone gel breast implants, ultrasound-assisted and conventional liposuction equipment, and intraocular lenses. He also serves as counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in smoking and health litigation in Florida and throughout the country.
Brad also spends a considerable portion of his practice on commercial disputes, including complex business tort and contract litigation. These matters have included disputes regarding noncompetition agreements and business supply agreements as well as the representation of corporate policyholders in litigation against their insurers. In addition, Brad has been lead counsel for the defendant in a number of cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Supreme Court Relies on Attorney Notes in Considering a Claim of Racial Profiling in Juror Selection
The Meaning of the Parallel Requirements Exception Under Lohr and Riegel, 65(3) N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 545
Making Class Actions Work: The Untapped Potential of the Internet, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. summa cum laude 2006; Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers; Articles Editor, Law Review; National Moot Court Team; Federal Bar Association Award Recipient); Kent State University (B.A. 2002)
- Ohio, Florida, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Summer 2004)