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John D. Winter, Partner, Patterson Belknap

John Winter has focused his practice on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device cases. A member of Patterson Belknap since 1990, John has tried or argued the appeal of more than 50 product liability cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has also acted as national counsel for pharmaceutical, consumer product, and medical device manufacturers in consolidated proceedings in state and federal courts. Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Mr. Winter as a notable practitioner nationally in the field of product liability and mass torts. Clients have stated that he is "phenomenally experienced and practical" and "very knowledgeable about regulatory issues with the FDA.” Clients have also noted that he has “very good judgment” and is “always accessible and responsive.”
John also has substantial experience litigating commercial matters for Patterson Belknap clients including tax-exempt organizations, governmental entities, privately held companies as well as pharmaceutical, cosmetic and medical device companies.
Prior to joining Patterson Belknap, John served as Law Clerk to the Hon. John M. Cannella, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.

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