Sharyl A. Reisman

Sharyl Reisman has substantial experience in a broad range of complex litigation matters, including consumer class actions and preparing and trying cases involving toxic tort, product liability, environmental, trade secret, and intellectual property matters. She has represented clients in the electronics, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, and consumer products industries. She has extensive experience in cases involving health effect allegations and with experts in numerous disciplines, including economic damages, medicine, epidemiology, toxicology, and risk assessment.

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 is currently defending 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 defending against patent infringement claims involving satellite and broadcast technology, cancer claims allegedly due to oil exploration activities, and sterility claims allegedly due to pesticide exposure. She was a member of the trial team defending Dole Food Company in a five-month jury trial of the first of these sterility claims to go to trial. Of 42 plaintiffs selected from thousands of claimants worldwide, only four were awarded damages; their aggregate award was less than plaintiffs' costs and was later vacated. 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. [1]