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Richard Goetz

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Richard B. Goetz is a partner of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Mr. Goetz is the Chair of the firm’s Class Actions, Mass Torts & Aggregated Litigation Practice group and heads the firm’s Product Liability Practice. He also heads the Litigation Department in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Goetz has litigated a number of mass tort cases. In 2008 and 2009 he was selected as one of the “Top Product Liability Lawyers” in the United States by Institutional Investor’s Benchmark: Litigation Guide and was recognized by Legal 500 United States for “excellent” products liability defense work. Mr. Goetz’s recent clients include Merck & Co., Inc. and various Johnson & Johnson companies. Together with Mr. Solanki, Mr. Goetz recently served as counsel to Merck & Co., Inc. in the Vioxx® litigation. Mr. Goetz graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1984.
Richard Goetz is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Mass Tort Settlement Strategies - Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Class Action Settlements - Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, Thursday, January 22, 2015
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