Abby strategically advises regulated product manufacturers, distributors and retailers on the commercial, regulatory, and business issues they routinely face. She has extensive experience in the medical device, cannabis, health care, life safety, pharmaceutical, IT, and athletic equipment industries, among others, and is consistently recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star.”
As national trial counsel for certain of her clients, and acting outside general counsel to others, Abby has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes, catastrophic personal injury cases and antitrust matters in state and federal forums throughout the United States where she has obtained everything from early dismissals to full defense verdicts on behalf of her clients.
Building on her extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience for regulated manufacturers, she works to proactively reduce and manage their business, product liability, regulatory compliance, and antitrust risk. For instance, 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. Abby’s antitrust work involves mergers, government investigations, litigation, and counseling and she regularly reviews product portfolios to assess risk in the context of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
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.
Abby is the managing editor of the Product Liability Prevention & Defense Blog, which provides regular updates on product liability and regulatory trends, decisions, and litigation prevention tactics for regulated product manufacturers.
Her work extends to assisting entrepreneurial product manufacturers and startups as a member of COpilot, Cozen O'Connor’s multidisciplinary initiative designed for emerging companies to gain insight from corporate, litigation, intellectual property, and employment attorneys; download corporate formation documents; and connect with funding sources.
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!