Jayne Conroy

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: 877-219-6109
Fax: 212-213-5949
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jayne Conroy is a named shareholder at the law firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC in New York, New York. A seasoned negotiator and litigator, Ms. Conroy's practice is concentrated on personal injury, including asbestos and mesothelioma, pharmaceuticals and other complex litigation matters.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Conroy is admitted to practice in the state courts of Massachusetts and New York. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. district courts for the districts of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, the U.S. district courts for the southern and eastern districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

In her more than 30 years of practice, Ms. Conroy has been involved in numerous high-profile cases that have received national attention and has become a nationally recognized and well-respected litigator and speaker. She shares her legal knowledge and experience by serving on national litigation panels and giving presentations at conferences, such as the National Law Journal's litigation summit and the Mealey's Pharmaceutical Litigation SuperConference.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Conroy is a member of professional organizations including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Federal Bar Council. Acknowledged for her efforts on behalf of her clients, the National Law Journal named her to its list of the nation's outstanding women lawyers in 2015.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (80%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2018

Email Me

To: Jayne Conroy
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About Jayne Conroy

Admitted: 1997, New York

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

Honors/Awards:

  • One of Nation’s Outstanding Women Lawyer, The National Law Journal, 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2010 – 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1996
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1986
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Chair, Products Liability Committee, 2002 to date)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor, New England Journal on Criminal & Civil Confinement, 1984-85, New England School of Law , 1985
  • Panelist, ABA 2008 Pharmaceutical CLE Workshop.
  • Panelist, Mealey’s Pharmaceutical Lawyers’ SuperConference (2008)
  • Lecturer, National Law Journal Litigation Summit (2002)
  • American Association for Justice; Co-Chair, Mealey’s Asbestos and Bankruptcy Seminar (2001)
  • New York County Lawyers Association (CLE Instructor on Trial Advocacy 2000, 2001)
  • Federal Bar Council (Panelist on Trial Advocacy, Winter Bench & Bar Conference, 2001, 2003)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Prudential Ins. Co. v. T&N plc (D. Mass. 1992) (successful defense of $200 million asbestos property damage action)
  • Chase Manhattan Bank v. T&N plc, 1997 WL 221203 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 28, 1997), aff’d, 162 F.3d 1147 (2d Cir. 1998) (successful defense of largest asbestos property damage case ever tried in U.S.) (trial profiled in “Chase’s Case Turns to Dust,” The American Lawyer (May 1996))
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc. v. T&N Ltd. , 191 F.R.D. 522 (E.D. Tex. 2000) (successful vacation of $1.66 billion default judgment)
  • In re Bextra and Celebrex Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1699 (N.D. Cal.) and New York State Coordinated Proceedings (court-appointed member of Discovery and Science Committees, Trial Team and Common Benefit Allocation Committee)
  • In re Zyprexa Litigation, MDL 1596 (E.D.N.Y.) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee)
  • In re Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1909 (N.D. Oh.) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee)
  • In re Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2092 (N.D. Ala.) (court-appointed Plaintiff State and Federal Court Co-Liaison)
  • In re Yazmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2100 (S.D. Ill.) (court-appointed co-chair of Plaintiffs’ Law and Briefing Committee)
  • In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2151 (C.D. Cal.) (court-appointed member of Lead Counsel Committee for Economic Loss Claims)
  • In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf Of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 litigation, MDL 2179 (E.D. La.) (co-chair of Environmental Testing Committee)
  • In re DePuy ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2197 (N.D. Ohio) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee)
  • In re DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2244 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 9, 2012) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee)
  • In re Actos Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2299 (W.D. La. 2012) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee)
  • In re Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2325, 2326 & 2327 (S.D. W. Va. 2012) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee)
  • In Re Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2331 (E.D.N.Y. 2012) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee)
  • In re Zoloft Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2342 (E.D. Pa. 2012) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee)
  • In re Lipitor Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2502 (D.S.C. April 9, 2014) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee)
  • In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation, MDL 2591 (D. Kan. Jan. 21, 2015) (court-appointed member of Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee)

Educational Background:

  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1980
Find Me Online
Office Location for Jayne Conroy

112 Madison Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10016-7416

Phone: 877-219-6109

Fax: 212-213-5949

Jayne Conroy:

Last Updated: 1/16/2019

Page Generated: 0.18952012062073 sec