Litigation and risk management practice focuses on product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation, food contamination claims, and wrongful death and personal injury defense, including mass torts, class actions and multidistrict litigation.
Ms. Cunningham is co-head of the firm’s products liability and mass tort litigation practice group. She represents major corporate clients in all aspects of product liability, mass tort and toxic tort and environmental litigation, including successfully defending catastrophic injury and death claims; asbestos, benzene, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, solvent and silica-related premises and product liability claims; large-scale environmental toxin and exposure claims, involving PFAS, PAHs, fluorides, coal combustion residuals and hexavalent chromium; and claims of bacterial contamination in food and beverage products. Ms. Cunningham also advises clients on legal issues related to COVID-19, including potential claims risk and mitigation, wrongful death, personal injury and nuisance claims defense strategies, and is actively defending companies in COVID-19 litigation. She also represents clients in general product liability and commercial litigation.
Ms. Cunningham is admitted to practice in Virginia, Georgia, New York and West Virginia, and before the federal courts in those jurisdictions and many others. She has appeared as trial counsel in state and federal courts around the country, and has led appeals to the Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia and United States Supreme Courts. Ms. Cunningham has also led arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce and American Arbitration Association.
Asbestos Litigation | Benzene Litigation | Business Litigation | Chemicals, Products and Hazardous Materials | Class Action, Multidistrict Litigation | Commercial Litigation | COVID-19 Litigation | Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts | Glyphosate Litigation | Litigation | Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation | National Business Tort and Product Liability | PFAS Interdisciplinary Team | Product and Mass Tort Litigation | Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation | Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance | Retail | Retail and Consumer Products Litigation | Silica Litigation
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