Paul Reichert has broad experience counseling and defending clients in nationwide and statewide mass tort and product liability litigation. His extensive product liability and putative class action practice focuses on developing cost-effective legal strategy and real-time metrics for business decision-making, identifying litigation alternatives, controlling the flow of discovery and pretrial proceedings, managing multiple trial settings, and briefing significant legal issues at the trial and appellate levels.
For the past 10 years, Paul has managed the defense of thousands of "Engle progeny" lawsuits in state and federal courts across Florida for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, one of the nation's largest exposure mass tort litigations. He provides advice and counsel at all stages of the Engle litigation. Paul also has represented Firm clients in all aspects of complex tort and commercial litigation in federal and state courts across the country, including (among others) R.J. Reynolds in class actions and health care cost recovery lawsuits by state attorneys general, unions, and foreign governments; the Alderwoods Group and Security Plan Life Insurance in class actions involving thousands of insureds and the settlement of class actions alleging race discrimination in insurance premiums; Dole Food Company in class actions by foreign agricultural workers; and Bridgestone/Firestone in class actions arising from product recalls. He also has substantive experience in the areas of consumer and accounting fraud and employment law.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Paul worked for an independent law firm in Washington, D.C., where he had broad experience in the firm's legislative practice.
- The George Washington University (J.D. 1993); Hamilton College (A.B. cum laude 1990)
- Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, New York, and Florida