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Sean P. Wajert

Shook Hardy Bacon LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Sean P. Wajert is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, and the Managing Partner of SHB’s Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on complex commercial and toxic tort litigation, products liability, class actions, and the defense of mass torts. He has defeated proposed class actions in multiple jurisdictions, and helped to try two certified class actions to jury verdict. Mr. Wajert is the author of the widely read blog, Masstortde fense.com. He is a member of the American Law Institute, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He previously chaired the Mass Torts and Class Actions Subcommittee of DRI (the Defense Research Institute), and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. For a decade, Mr. Wajert lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on toxic torts and product liability, and served as the Thomas O’Boyle Honorary Lecturer-in-Law. He has been ranked annually among top product liability lawyers by Chambers USA, and recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, in The Legal 500 (United States), and in Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers. He is a graduate of Harvard University and of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He clerked for Judge Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Before joining SHB, Mr. Wajert was a partner at Dechert LLP where he chaired the Mass Torts & Products Liability practice group.
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