Diane Flannery, chair of the Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation department, has tried complex products liability cases in federal and state courts, including high-profile cases that The National Law Journal has identified as some of the most significant cases tried. She was named Product Liability Attorney of the Year by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group in 2020 and named an Influential Woman of Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2021.
She also has litigated a variety of class action and multidistrict (MDL) litigation matters, including recently having been lead counsel in two MDLs pending in the rocket docket of the Eastern District of Virginia. During her 32 years of practice, she has had extensive experience coordinating and managing large-scale defense efforts that involved hundreds of cases pending in different jurisdictions. She also has defended emotionally charged severe injury and death cases and is experienced litigating complex medical and scientific issues. Diane also focuses on data privacy and product labelling class actions. Diane has significant experience advising clients on punitive damages, product recalls, and matters before the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).