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Ann Walsh is a trial attorney with the business litigation department. She is the practice group leader for Locke Lord's Product Liability Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group. For more than 30 years, Ms. Walsh has practiced in the trial area focusing on product liability and commercial litigation. She regularly represents clients in a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, contract terminations and warranty disputes and has defended motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunction. Ms. Walsh also provides counsel on contract negotiations to clients.
Ms. Walsh also has defended major manufacturers of a broad variety of products, including automotive, agricultural, construction, consumer, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, electrical, mining, recreational, chemical, industrial and other products. She has counseled manufacturers with respect to product liability prevention, regulatory compliance and recalls as well as product warnings and labels. In addition, she has participated in numerous root cause analyses. She has been involved in representing and counseling pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers throughout the country in cases involving drug packaging, adverse experience reporting requirements and warnings.
Ms. Walsh’s experience includes trials, alternative dispute resolutions and appeals in a large number of jurisdictions where she acts as lead trial counsel. To date, Ms. Walsh has handled cases in more than 40 states. She also has acted as national, regional and local counsel in nationwide litigation.
Ms. Walsh has spoken at the Defense Research Institute Conference on cost-effective management of discovery.
Ms. Walsh is Co-Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and handles and supervises a variety of pro bono projects and cases. Ms. Walsh was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind Kane Legal Clinic.
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