Andrea B. Bierstein

Andrea B. Bierstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in New York, NY

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
 | 112 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016-7416
Phone: 212-784-6403
Fax: 212-213-5949
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Appellate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Andrea Bierstein is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy. With over three decades of legal experience, Ms. Bierstein is one of the premier appellate brief-writers and oral advocates in the nation. She works in the Complex Litigation Department and has secured millions of dollars on behalf of her clients, including a $32 million antitrust settlement for a medical supply manufacturer.

    Ms. Bierstein is highly experienced in all forms of civil litigation and is a former law professor at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Mass. There, she designed and taught an annual civil litigation clinic and second-year law courses in Evidence and Remedies.

    Ms. Bierstein excels in appellate work and law and motion practice, having won multiple cases on appeal, and is known for writing persuasive legal briefs and providing clear legal analysis. Lawyers from other firms frequently seek her out to work on complex briefing projects or to assist or edit their own work.

    Currently, she focuses her legal practice on pharmaceutical litigation, consumer protection class actions, commercial litigation, and environmental law. She works out of the firm’s New York office and resides in New York City.

    Background

    Ms. Bierstein attended Princeton University for undergrad, majoring in history. She earned her J.D. (cum laude) from New York University in 1984. She is admitted to practice in nearly a dozen courts throughout the country including New York, Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh circuits.

    Ms. Bierstein has been included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers roster every year since 2007.

    Representative Cases

    • In Re: Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product  Liability Litigation, MDL 2244 (N. D.  Tex.):  (representing individuals injured by defective metal-on-metal hip implants)
    • Jean-Charles v. Perlitz, 3:11cv614 (RNC) (D. Conn.) and St. Louis v. Perlitz, No.: 3:13-cv-01132 (RNC) (representing victims of pedophile)
    •  Synergetics USA, Inc. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and Alcon, Inc., 2008-cv-3669 (DLC) (S.D.N.Y.) (plaintiff’s contingency fee antitrust suit; settlement of $32 million and fee of $10.5 million);
    • In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf Of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 litigation (environmental litigation);
    • ;Easton Capital Management v. Rush, No. 09 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y.) (representing venture capital investment funds prosecuting fraud and related claims arising from their investments in a medical device company);
    • In re Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1909 (N.D. Ohio) (representing individuals injured by contrast media used in MRIs)
    • In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, MDL 1570 (S.D.N.Y) (argued appeal in Second Circuit)
    • In re Zyprexa Litigation, MDL 1596 (E.D.N.Y.) (third-party payer class action)
    • Reid v. Siniscalchi, No. 2874-VCN (Delaware Chancery) (representing investor in a derivative action involving claims arising from a joint venture to finance Russian communications satellites)
    • In re OxyContin, 15 Misc.3d 388, 833 N.Y.S.2d 357 (Sup. Ct. Richmond Co. N.Y.Sup. 2007)
    • Class actions and individual actions involving franchisees suing franchisor and other parties for breach of contract
    • Bartold v. Glendale Federal Bank, 81 Cal.App.4th 816, 97 Cal.Rptr.2d 226 (2000) (successful appeal)
    • Ramadan v. Chase Manhattan Corp., 156 F.3d 499 (3rd Cir. 1998) (successful appeal)

     

    About Andrea Bierstein

    Admitted: 1985, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.simmonsfirm.com/about-us/our-attorneys/profiles/a...

    Honors/Awards:

    • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2008-2009, 2011-2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York, 1985
    • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit 1987, Third Circuit 1997, Ninth Circuit 1999, Eleventh Circuit 2005, Seventh Circuit 2008  
    • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York 1986, Eastern District of New York 1986, Eastern District of Wisconsin 2005, Southern District of Illinois 2012  
    • Member of: American Bar Association, American Association for Justice  
    • Massachusetts, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit 1987, Third Circuit 1997, Ninth Circuit 1999, Eleventh Circuit 2005, Seventh Circuit 2008  

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • In re OxyContin, 15 Misc.3d 388, 833 N.Y.S.2d 357 (Sup. Ct. Richmond Co. N.Y.Sup. 2007)
    • Synergetics USA, Inc. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and Alcon, Inc., 2008-cv-3669 (DLC) (S.D.N.Y.) (plaintiff’s contingency fee antitrust suit; settlement of $32 million and fee of $10.5 million)
    • In re Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1909 (N.D. Ohio) (representing individuals injured by contrast media used in MRIs)
    • Reid v. Siniscalchi, No. 2874-VCN (Delaware Chancery) (representing investor in a derivative action involving claims arising from a joint venture to finance Russian communications satellites)
    • Ramadan v. Chase Manhattan Corp., 156 F.3d 499 (3rd Cir. 1998) (successful appeal)
    • Jean-Charles v. Perlitz, 3:11cv614 (RNC) (D. Conn.) and St. Louis v. Perlitz, No.: 3:13-cv-01132 (RNC) (representing victims of pedophile)
    • Easton Capital Management v. Rush, No. 09 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y.) (representing venture capital investment funds prosecuting fraud and related claims arising from their investments in a medical device company)
    • In re Zyprexa Litigation, MDL 1596 (E.D.N.Y.) (third-party payer class action)
    • Bartold v. Glendale Federal Bank, 81 Cal.App.4th 816, 97 Cal.Rptr.2d 226 (2000) (successful appeal)
    • In Re: Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product  Liability Litigation, MDL 2244 (N. D.  Tex.):  (representing individuals injured by defective metal-on-metal hip implants)
    • In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf Of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 litigation (environmental litigation)
    • In re Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001, MDL 1570 (S.D.N.Y) (argued appeal in Second Circuit)

    Educational Background:

    • A.B., Princeton University, 1978
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    112 Madison Avenue
    7th Floor
    New York, NY 10016-7416

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