Abby helps mid-market companies and family-owned businesses navigate commercial, regulatory, and business issues, particularly within the manufacturing & distribution, cannabis, health care, life safety, pharmaceutical, medical device, IT, real estate, and athletic equipment industries.
An effective and creative strategist, Abby works closely with her clients to develop legal strategies to address business, investment, procurement, and compliance issues with an aim towards protecting and enhancing her clients' assets and minimizing legal risks. If disputes lead to litigation, however, Abby is an experienced and savvy advocate for her clients in matters associated with business, product liability, and fiduciary litigation. A recognized Super Lawyer, Rising Star, Abby has tried more than 20 cases to verdict, judgment, or arbitration award.
Given her years defending clients in product liability disputes, she is a particularly effective resource for regulated manufacturers and distributors, working to proactively reduce and manage their business, product liability, and regulatory compliance risk. She actively counsels clients on product development and formulation, regulatory approval, labeling, good manufacturing practices and procedures, claim substantiation, recall issues, advertising and website design, and a wide range of matters across the regulated product life cycle. She is the managing editor of the firm's Product Liability Prevention and Defense Blog.
A thought leader in the emerging cannabis space, she ably assists those invested in, seeking to operate in, and licensed to operate in this space with navigating the complex and evolving regulatory landscape. This includes assisting with licensure applications, administrative appeals, commercial disputes, product labeling, claims made and advertising compliance, changes in control, and other regulatory issues.
Outside the firm, Abby dedicates her time to serving on the board of directors for the Riddle HealthCare Foundation, a charitable organization that encourages philanthropic support of Riddle Hospital in Media, Pa., a Main Line Health Institution. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Women in the Profession Committee. Abby earned her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 2005, magna cum laude, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, was a member of the Syracuse Law Review, and earned a Corporate Counsel Certificate from the Center for Law and Business Enterprise. She also earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, cum laude. Go Orange!