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Mike Imbroscio represents clients in the life sciences and other industries facing complex litigation challenges. He serves as co-chair of the firm’s Mass Tort and Product Liability practice group, which has been named for the second time as the Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year. Mr. Imbroscio has been recognized by Chambers as "a true product liability lawyer's lawyer," emphasizing “his strengths in strategy and briefing on mass torts.” He has been named by the American Lawyer as Litigator of the Week on multiple occasions, including most recently for successfully obtaining the exclusion of plaintiffs’ causation experts in the Viagra/Cialis MDL.

A fierce advocate for increasing the diversity of the legal profession, Mr. Imbroscio led the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts for five years, overseeing a strategic restructuring and reinvigoration of the firm's engagement on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

  • Counsel for Bayer in Mirena product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in Pradaxa product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Accutane products liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in Cialis and Cymbalta product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Genentech in Avastin, Lucentis, and Rituxan product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Washington Gas Light Company in significant mass tort litigation.
  • Counsel for Monsanto in the Roundup product liability litigation
  • Representation of HCA in commercial health care insurance dispute.
  • Successful representation of Eli Lilly and Company in significant commercial dispute with a business partner.
  • Regularly advises clients on drug safety, Daubert, preemption, innovator liability, and learned intermediary issues as they impact the branded pharmaceutical industry.
  • Representation of numerous branded pharmaceutical and device clients facing civil, criminal, and Congressional inquiries into their promotional, manufacturing, and compliance activities.
  • Frequent preparation of amicus briefs for life sciences trade groups on issues impacting the branded pharmaceutical industry.

Pro Bono

  • Counsel for individual released after over 40 years of incarceration on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel and newly available DNA evidence.
  • Regularly represents indigent criminal defendants, including multiple armed robbery prosecutions and narcotics and firearms possession matters.
  • Successfully overturning a decade-old conviction in United States v. Bragdon because of false testimony presented by the FBI Agent who examined evidence in the case, one of the first reversals in the nation arising from the FBI Laboratory misconduct scandal.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Previous Experience

  • The White House, Associate Counsel to the President (1997-1999)
  • Office of the Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice, Intern (1993)
  • Am Law Litigation Daily:
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Products Liability & Mass Torts (2014-2020)
  • Law360, "Product Liability MVP" (2016, 2012)
  • Legal 500 US, Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices (2012-2017)
  • LMG Life Sciences, “Life Science Star” (2019) 
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Products: Defense (2013-2020)
  • Washingtonian, Civil Defense "Top Lawyer" (2018)
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence (2012-2016)