Newark native law firm McCarter & English LLP opened its first Midwest office near Indianapolis, the firm announced May 23.
The new location launches with eight lawyers and five professional staff from Ice Miller, a more than 100-year-old firm, along with two additional nurse paralegals.
Partners Katherine Althoff, Amy Fisher and Kim Metzger will lead the office and focus primarily on complex product liability litigation, cybersecurity and health care compliance. The team also has deep experience representing pharmaceutical, chemical, device and other manufacturers in federal and state courts in Indiana and nationwide.
“Our firm is continuously exploring opportunities for growth to broaden and enhance our ability to serve our clients, and we could not have found a better fit than our new colleagues in Indianapolis. We have been fortunate enough to work as co-counsel alongside Amy, Katherine, Kim and their teams for many years and observed firsthand their unique expertise and excellent reputation in the areas of drug and device litigation, data security and privacy,” said Chairman Joseph Lubertazzi. “They are a tremendous addition to our firm and our litigation practice, in particular, and will lead our growth efforts in this region.”
Althoff defends pharmaceutical, heavy equipment and automotive companies in complex, bet-the-company and multi-district litigation with cases range from mass torts involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs to massive nationwide recalls. Fisher concentrates on national and local defense of complex, high-stakes mass tort multi-district litigation for pharmaceutical, chemical, device and cosmetic manufacturers at the federal and state levels. And Metzger primarily focuses on pharmaceutical litigation and complex data security and privacy issues for health care clients.
The new office is located at 880 W. Monon Green Blvd., Suite 101 in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis.