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Paul E. Asfendis

Paul E. Asfendis

Director, Products Liability

Mr. Asfendis is a litigation director in the firm’s New York office. He concentrates his practice on defending products liability claims and also represents a broad base of product manufacturers, product distributors, and other companies large and small, in business litigation and contractual disputes. A member of the state and federal bars of New York and New Jersey, he litigates throughout the United States.

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

Products Liability

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.

Credentials

Education

St. John's University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

Le Moyne College (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

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

Professional Activities

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