Melissa Malloy, Partner
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
Melissa M. Malloy focuses her practice on the defense of toxic tort actions. For the past twelve years, as a member of a National Coordinating Counsel team, she has assisted in the nationwide defense of an equipment manufacturer in the asbestos litigation. Her work includes the investigation of key facts, the development of expert strategy, the preparation of dispositive motions, and trial preparation and appellate support for federal and state cases filed in jurisdictions across the United States.
Ms. Malloy previously served as an appellate law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands for three years. She is currently a member of the Defense Research Institute. She is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bruce E. Newman , Partner
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
Attorney Bruce Newman has been practicing law for over 30 years and concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, employment litigation, medical malpractice, product liability, and class actions where he has served as lead counsel, plaintiff’s class counsel and liaison counsel. He is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is composed of a select group of lawyers who have achieved million-dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury, product liability and wrongful death cases. In addition to Connecticut, he has successfully tried cases in New York and California. Based on his accomplishments, Bruce Newman was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer for the years 2013 through 2021. In addition to representing consumers, he has advised manufacturers and large companies with respect to a variety of litigation.
Marina Schwarz, Counsel
Based in Dechert’s New York office, Marina Schwarz focuses her practice on complex litigation, particularly product liability, mass torts and life sciences matters. She is adept at developing and implementing defense strategies in federal and state courts and has represented clients in a range of capacities. Ms. Schwarz represents clients in mediation, at trial and on appeal. Her clients include pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, and environmental companies.