Sharyl Reisman has over 25 years of experience as trial counsel in complex litigation matters, including mass torts, multidistrict litigation, coordinated proceedings, and consumer class actions. She has defended and tried cases involving toxic tort, product liability, environmental, trade secret, and intellectual property matters and has defeated class certification in consumer fraud class actions. She has represented clients in the consumer products, electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemical manufacturing, agriculture, and oil and gas industries. Sharyl has extensive experience in developing the strategy, facts, and expert record necessary to defeat cases, mass actions, and class actions involving health effect allegations, product defects, and consumer fraud and misrepresentation.
Sharyl is currently one of Chevron's lead counsel in multiple coordinated proceedings, including a federal MDL in California and Philadelphia coordinated proceedings, in which over a thousand plaintiffs allege health effects as a result of exposure to an herbicide product sold by Chevron. She was trial counsel for Yamaha in a bellwether case relating to rollovers of an off-road vehicle, obtaining a complete defense verdict after a three-month jury trial. Sharyl also defended IBM in a mass tort relating to groundwater contamination and vapor intrusion. 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.
- December 2016
Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Court, Chapter 14, Multidistrict Litigation (4th Ed.) 2016
- December 2014
Proof 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 Directors of The Legal Aid Society, a private not-for-profit legal services organization that provides legal representation to low-income New Yorkers