MICHAEL S. WERNER
Michael S. Werner is Senior Litigation Counsel at Slater Slater Schulman LLP. Mr. Werner received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Baruch College in 2004, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. John’s University School of Law in 2008—where he served as the Managing Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2009, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in 2012.
Mr. Werner has litigated numerous mass tort and coordinated proceedings involving defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals, including: Accutane (In re: Accutane Multi-County Litigation); Camp Lejeune (In re: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Water Contamination Multi-District Litigation); DePuy ASR (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation); DePuy Pinnacle (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation); GranuFlo/Naturalyte (In re: Fresenius Granuflo/Naturalyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation); Plavix (In re: Plavix Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II)); Reglan (In re: Reglan Litigation); Talcum Powder (In re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products); Xarelto (In re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Product Liability Litigation); and Zimmer Nexgen (In re: Zimmer Nexgen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation). Mr. Werner was also intimately involved in In re: Long Island Power Authority, Hurricane Sandy Litigation—a class action litigation seeking to provide monetary recovery for those afflicted by “Superstorm Sandy.”
In addition to his mass tort experience, Mr. Werner has an extensive background in state court litigation involving personal injury, general liability and commercial litigation matters. Additionally, Mr. Werner is actively prosecuting claims under both the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act—in support of those injured as a result of exposure to toxins at the “Ground Zero” site—and the Child Victims Act, which provides an avenue of recovery for victims who suffered prior sexual abuse as a minor.