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Sharyl A. Reisman
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.212.326.3405
(F) +1.212.755.7306

Education

  • University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 1992); Dartmouth College (A.B. magna cum laude 1989; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois and New York

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.


Honors & Distinctions

  • 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
Sharyl Reisman