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Mr. Asfendis is a litigation director in the firm’s New York office. He concentrates his practice on pharmaceutical/medical device-related litigation and has been heavily involved in defending large national corporations in high-profile, complex multidistrict and mass tort litigations. He also litigates matters involving products ranging from industrial equipment to consumer goods and represents a broad base of product manufacturers, product distributors, and other companies, large and small, in business litigation and contractual disputes. Admitted in New York and New Jersey, as well as multiple federal courts, Mr. Asfendis has represented and counseled clients across the United States through the full life of a case, from inception through trial. He has served as both lead and second chair trial counsel in multiple matters and also has considerable appellate experience, which includes successfully arguing multiple appeals before New York’s appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Asfendis also has extensive experience handling a wide variety of non-product litigation matters, including complex contractual and other commercial disputes, New York Labor Law claims, automobile and general negligence claims, insurance coverage, and subrogation. He has served as both lead and second chair trial counsel in multiple matters and also has considerable appellate experience, which includes successfully arguing appeals before New York’s appellate courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Areas of Focus
Mr. Asfendis has defended product manufacturers and distributors in products liability matters throughout the United States, including matters involving medical devices and instruments, emergency medical services equipment, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and power tools, to name a few. He concentrates his practice on medical device litigation and has litigated both in the individual lawsuit and mass tort contexts.
St. John's University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Le Moyne College (B.A.)
State of New York
State of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Western District of New York
United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
New York State Bar Association
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Vice President of St. John’s University Law School Chapter, 1998-1999