Frank Pozzuoli is an Associate in the Litigation Department focusing on pharmaceutical product liability litigation, including mass torts. Frank has extensive state and federal court experience, representing major U.S. and international corporations in all phases of the litigation process, including motion practice, discovery, trial preparation and trial, alternative dispute resolution, and end game/settlement analysis.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Frank was an Associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York where his practice focused on representing automotive companies, pharmaceutical companies, and product manufacturers in a wide variety of personal injury, product liability, and mass tort litigations. Frank also represented numerous insurance companies with respect to claims brought by policy holders.
Frank has substantial experience representing pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, and Boston Scientific in product liability lawsuits involving both prescription medications and medical devices.
Representative Litigation Matters
- Represents Pfizer in claims involving damages from the Bjork-Shiley heart valve. Through various alternative dispute resolution processes, Frank has helped achieve favorable results and prevented active litigation.
- Represented Pfizer in hundreds of product liability lawsuits filed in New York alleging that the prescription medication Rezulin caused liver damage and other injuries. Frank prepared numerous summary judgment motions and was successful in having many cases dismissed in the pre-trial phase. Frank’s work with medical records and discovery was instrumental in achieving favorable settlements.
- Represented major office product manufacturer in repetitive stress injury (“RSI”) litigation. Frank aggressively utilized summary judgment motions to have numerous cases dismissed. Afterwards, all remaining cases were voluntarily discontinued without any payment by the client.
- Represented major insurance company in suit brought by policyholder seeking additional personal disability benefits. Frank was not only successful at trial in defeating the policyholder’s claim, but also on the company’s counterclaim that the policyholder had committed fraud. As a result, the policyholder was ordered to pay back the disability benefits that had been paid to him previously, and the court rescinded and nullified his insurance policy.