Jennifer Rebecca Liakos

Jennifer Rebecca Liakos

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
  • Products Liability
  • California
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Jennifer Liakos is a Partner in the Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Pharmaceutical Litigation Department and is based in the California, office. Her practice focuses primarily on mass tort litigation, including pharmaceutical product liability, personal injury, and medical device litigation.

As an experienced pharmaceutical litigator, Ms. Liakos predominantly has concentrated her practice on injuries affecting women and children. She has been at the forefront of the SSRI antidepressant birth defect litigation for more than a decade, litigating against defendants including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Forest Pharmaceuticals.

In 2003, she was appointed Discovery Chair for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Paxil Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1574) and is presently the American Association for Justice Litigation Group Chair for the SSRI Birth Defects Group. Most recently, Ms. Liakos was named to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2). In addition to birth defect litigation, Ms. Liakos has also worked on cases involving antidepressant-induced suicide and withdrawal and cases involving injuries caused by toxic shock syndrome.

Ms. Liakos has testified before the FDA advisory board on amending the regulations concerning generic manufacturer liability. She was named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2007 and 2008. She was selected as a Super Lawyer in every year since 2011.

Practice Area
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Area
  • Pharmaceutical
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern Districts of California
United States District Court, Central Districts of California
United States District Court, Northern Districts of California
United States District Court, Southern Districts of California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
Current
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis
Current
Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Activities: Participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and was assistant editor of the Law Review.
Western Michigan University
B.A. | English
Awards
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in California
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 207487
Member
Current
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Member
Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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Contact & Map
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
5757 W. Century Boulevard
Suite 680
Los Angeles, CA 90045
USA
Toll-Free: (844) 230-7676
Telephone: (212) 397-1000