A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Wendy Fleishman is a tireless advocate for the injured, from retired NFL players suffering from concussion-induced traumatic brain injuries to women harmed by birth control and other prescription drugs to men and women suffering from the deprivations of defective hip, knee, and other medical implants.
Lauded as an outstanding practitioner by Super Lawyers magazine for over a decade in every year since 2006 and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Wendy is a recognized Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America, President of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Tort, Environmental and Product Liability Litigation, and the New York State Delegate to the AAJ Board of Governors.
Wendy’s 35-plus years of experience fighting for plaintiffs has led to recurrent appointments by Judges across the U.S. to leadership roles in mass tort and complex multidistrict injury litigation cases. She has served in leadership positions in significant multidistrict litigation cases in federal and state courts involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and personal health products, including a recent appointment to the Plaintiffs Executive Committee in the IVC Filter Injuries Litigation. Wendy’s leadership roles in other cases include the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG-II Hip Implant Litigation, Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Litigation, Yaz and Yasmin Litigation, DePuy Hip Implant Litigation, Medtronic Sprint Fidelis heart lead, the Guidant cardiac defibrillator, the Ortho Evra Patch litigation, and contaminated contact lens solution litigation against Bausch & Lomb and Abbott Medical Optics.
Wendy devotes a part of her practice to a wide range of individual catastrophic injury cases. Her expertise includes vehicle accidents based on design defects, as well as serious and complicated medical malpractice cases.
Since 2006, Wendy has been named a New York Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. She is an AV+ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which indicates she is regarded as preeminently qualified by her peers. She has been named in the top 100 trial lawyers in America. Wendy is a past officer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the New York State Delegate to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice, and past President of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Tort, Environmental, and Product Liability Litigation. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ABA Torts & Insurance Practices Section Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Bioscience General Committee.