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Michele C. Barnes

Counsel computer hardware developer on product liability risks and CPMC compliance.
Perform due diligence for litigation funding company into toxic tort claims.
Counsel industrial vacuum manufacturer regarding product liability risks and precautions.
Litigation counsel for automobile manufacturer in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
Litigation counsel for residential building manufacturer in premises liability case.
Litigation counsel for transportation and logistics company in various matters.
Litigation counsel for industrial trailer truck manufacturer in catastrophic injury case.
Litigation counsel for industrial oven manufacturer in catastrophic injury case.
Trial counsel for industrial sealing manufacturer in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
Trial counsel for boiler manufacturer in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
Litigation counsel for commercial and military ship manufacturer in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. Litigation counsel for linotype manufacturer in wrongful death case.
Litigation counsel for electrical heating manufacturer in catastrophic injury case.
Trial counsel for major industrial manufacturer in product liability matters.
Counsel traffic detection and tracking company regarding California Privacy Act and limitation of liability release in end-user agreements.
Develop and implement California discovery, settlement and trial strategy for major industrial equipment manufacturer for wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
Oversee national litigation strategy for major manufacturer of outdoor living products in catastrophic injury cases.
Trial counsel for marine equipment manufacturer in wrongful death and catastrophic injury matters.
Prepare educational materials and provide training regarding product liability risks for large equipment manufacturer’s engineers and salespeople.
Litigation counsel for recreational boat manufacturer in wrongful death case alleging product liability against manufacturer.
Develop and implement California discovery, settlement and trial strategy for major energy management and automation manufacturer for wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Lead trial counsel for major energy management and automation manufacturer for wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
Develop and implement California discovery, settlement and trial strategy for major industrial equipment manufacturer for wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Lead trial counsel for major industrial equipment manufacturer for wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Appellate counsel for major industrial equipment manufacturer for wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
Counsel client on advertising materials.
Represented minority member and third-party witnesses in deposition and arbitration of wrongful termination matter.
Lead counsel for mediated dissolution of joint venture following allegations of embezzlement, securities fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
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