Sharyl Reisman has more than 25 years of experience as trial counsel in a range of complex litigation matters, including consumer class actions, mass torts, multidistrict litigation, and coordinated proceedings. She has defeated class certification in consumer fraud class actions and has defended cases involving toxic tort, product liability, environmental, trade secret, and intellectual property matters. She has represented clients in the consumer products, electronics, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, agriculture, and oil and gas industries. Sharyl has extensive experience in developing the strategy, facts, and expert record necessary to defeat cases and class actions involving health effect allegations, product defects, and consumer fraud and misrepresentation.
Sharyl was trial counsel for Yamaha in a bellwether case relating to rollovers of an off-road vehicle. After a three-month jury trial, she obtained a complete defense verdict. Sharyl also defended IBM in a case involving claims of personal injury, medical monitoring, and property damage relating to groundwater contamination and vapor intrusion. Her other recent representations include successfully defending an HVAC manufacturer in over a dozen consumer class action across the U.S., without any class being certified. She was a member of the trial team defending Dole Food Company in a five-month jury trial involving sterility claims of 42 plaintiffs; all of plaintiffs' claims were defeated at trial and in post-trial motions. Sharyl also represented IBM in hundreds of workplace exposure claims alleging various health effects and was a member of the trial team obtaining a unanimous defense verdict in a four-month jury trial.
Sharyl is the Firmwide hiring partner and serves as a member of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Ninth Circuit Affirms Class Decertification Order But Reverses Summary Judgment in "All Natural" Foods Label Case
Supreme Court Restricts Defendants' Use of Settlement Offers to "Pick Off" Named Plaintiffs in Class Actions.
Third Circuit Rules that Courts, not Arbitration Panels, Have Final Word on Class Action Arbitrability
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Arbitration Clauses and Class-Arbitration Waivers in Consumer Contracts
- December 2016Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Court, Chapter 14, Multidistrict Litigation (4th Ed.) 2016
- December 2014Proof of Purchase: An Increasing Barrier to Class Certification, Law.com
- June 11, 2019
Recent Trends in Consumer-Fraud Class Actions
- April 4, 2017
Emerging Trends in Consumer Fraud Class Action Litigation
- February 4, 2016
Emerging Issues in Product Liability Litigation
- June 12, 2015
PLI's Environmental Regulation 2015
- April 14, 2009
Consumer Product and Safety Improvement Act: No Fun and Games, New York City Bar Association Product Liability Subcommittee
- University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 1992); Dartmouth College (A.B. magna cum laude 1989; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Illinois and New York
Chambers USA (2005-2011)
Legal 500 US (2011, 2015, 2017)
New York Super Lawyers (2007-2010, 2013-2016)
Serves on the Board of Directors for the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York
Serves on the Board of Trustees for De La Salle Academy
Serves on the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society, a private not-for-profit legal services organization that provides legal representation to low-income New Yorkers