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Ellen L. Darling

Partner
+1.949.623.3540
Fax +1.949.253.0902
Ellen Darling's practice is concentrated in product liability and commercial litigation including handling nationwide consumer products class actions. She represents manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics, after-market accessories, motorcycles, machinery and other consumer products in various types of litigation and pre-litigation claims. Ellen assists clients in putting processes in place to attempt to reduce the risk of litigation to their company. Ellen assists with the defense of life science companies targeted in government and state investigations to make sure defenses in those investigations are consistent with those taken in product liability, class action and other matters. She also handles specialized litigation involving California's "Made in the USA" and Proposition 65 statutes. Ellen has expertise in infectious disease claims including analyzing medical and scientific issues, and advising clients on potential litigation risks in this area. In addition, she represents health care providers and lab companies in medical malpractice cases, and counsels companies regarding Consumer Product Safety Commission reporting requirements and recalls.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Darling was a partner at an Orange County law firm.

Achievements

  • Top Lawyers of 2011, The Daily Journal (2011)
  • Top Women Lawyers of 2011, The Daily Journal (2011)
  • Top Women Lawyers of 2012, The Daily Journal (2012)
  • Top Women Lawyers of 2013, The Daily Journal (2013)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2007-2010, 2012-2013)
  • Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Products - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Products - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury Defense: Products - Rising Stars Edition (2004)
  • Top 75 Women Litigators in California, The Daily Journal (2005)
  • Top ten defense verdict in California, The Daily Journal (2004)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Products Liability Section, Co-Chair (2005)
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Litigation
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Network of Trial Law Firms

Speaking Engagements

  • “FDA UPDATE: Essential Knowledge Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies Need for 2015,” Co-Presenter, 26th Annual All Hands Meeting 2014, November 2014
  • “Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting, How the Changing Landscape of Technology, Legislation and Regulation Could Affect Manufacturer Liability,” Presenter, DRI Drug & Medical Device Seminar, New York, May 2009
  • “Business Development, Practice Management, and Personal Satisfaction in the First 10 years: What Young Lawyers and Their Mentors Can Do Now,” Panel Member, ABA Section of Litigation Products Liability, Women in Products Liability Regional Workshop, September 2006