Ashley Brittain Landers practices in the firm’s Mass Tort department. She litigates cases on behalf of victims who allege injuries due to dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, defective medical devices, and toxic substances.
Ashley has been involved in a variety of mass tort cases. In the past, Ashley has been involved in several national multidistrict litigation cases involving pharmaceutical and medical devices, including Trasylol®, Levaquin®, DePuy ASR® hip devices, transvaginal mesh products, Actos® and Pradaxa®.
Ashley represented women across the country in national contraceptive multidistrict litigations involving NuvaRing® and Yaz/Yasmin®. In the multidistrict litigation In re: NuvaRing® Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1964), Ashley served on the Legal Research & Briefing, Expert, Science, and Discovery Committees, contributing to the successful Daubert and summary judgment briefing in preparation for the first trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Ashley also received a Missouri Lawyers Award in 2015 for her role in the NuvaRing® multidistrict litigation.
Ashley served as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Discovery Committee for the multidistrict litigation In re: Invokana® (Canagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2570). In the multidistrict litigation In re Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2592), Ashley served as the Co-Chair of two Science Sub-Committees, as well as a member of the trial team in five bellwether trials.
Ashley represented clients across southern Ohio and West Virginia in the multidistrict litigation In re: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation (MDL 2433) alleging injuries due to exposure to the toxic chemical C-8 released from the DuPont Washington Works plant. She served as a member of the Legal Research & Briefing and Science Committees, as well as a member of the trial team for the three successful bellwether cases.
Ashley is also a regular speaker at national litigation conferences and seminars on multidistrict litigations and other related topics.
Ashley graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she served as Director on the Board of Advocates and editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, and was actively involved in the Domestic Violence Clinic. She was awarded National Order of the Barrister and Dean’s List Scholar. She also received the Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in the Advancement of Advocacy, which is awarded to a student who exhibits exceptional ability in trial advocacy.