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Christina T. Natale

Overview

Christina Natale is an accomplished complex litigation attorney with extensive experience representing clients nationwide on both sides of the aisle in personal injury cases. Her leadership, results, and reputation as a skilled mass tort litigator have earned her repeated recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and more recently as a National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

As part of Bailey Glasser’s mass torts team, Christina is committed to protecting American consumers from dangerous and defective environmental toxins, drugs, medical devices, pesticides, and other consumer products, and leads litigation efforts that are transforming industries to be safer and better.

She has helped establish and lead multidistrict litigation for plaintiffs involving harm from defective drugs and devices, and for the U.S. government involving alleged harm from toxic substances in the environment and the workplace. Some of her representative matters include:

  • Appointed to the Defense Coordination Committee in MDL No. 2873, In re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation. Served as a member of the Deposition Subcommittee
  • Currently represents Active Duty, Reservist, and Retired military service-members in MDL No. 2885, In re: 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation
  • Argued to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for creation of MDL No. 2767, In re: Mirena IUS Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation (No. II), and appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee. Served as co-chair of the Science Committee and the Law and Briefing Committee

Christina has represented and achieved compensation for thousands of additional clients in actions involving defective hip replacement systems, IVC filters, hernia mesh products, prescription contraceptive pills and devices, and the commercial herbicide Roundup. She also currently represents clients with diabetes harmed by defective insulin pump devices.

As a trial lawyer in the Environmental Tort Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, she advised and directed the large-scale discovery and litigation plan for the Environmental Protection Agency, including extensive document collection, review, and production, as well as fact and expert witness preparation, while coordinating national litigation efforts with both plaintiffs and defendants’ leadership committees.

Christina excels in the courtroom, where she is passionate about connecting complex scientific and legal issues to advocate for her clients. She makes it her job to understand the complicated biological processes of disease causation, and takes pride in getting to know the medical history and personal story of each one of her clients.

Christina has successfully pleaded and argued matters in numerous federal jurisdictions on behalf of individual consumers and the United States government while playing a vital role in case management and fact and expert discovery. She has prepared, defended, and deposed leading national experts in issues involving pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacokinetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, reproductive health, endocrinology, and neuroscience.

Christina earned the Top Grade Award for the Jurisprudence writing intensive seminar at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut State University, where she was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. She currently serves as a mentor at the Brandeis School of Law.

Education

J.D., University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2015

B.A., Western Connecticut State University, 2012

Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Achieved dismissal of a claim seeking more than $18 million from the US government alleging workplace exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Appointed to the Defense Coordination Committee for MDL No. 2873, In re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation
  • Successfully argued before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for the creation of MDL No. 2767, In re: Mirena IUS Levonorgestrel-Related Products Liability Litigation (No. II); appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee
  • Successfully settled through mediation one of the first cases nationwide involving the defective Zimmer VerSys hip replacement system
  • Achieved compensation for several clients as part of a global settlement in the Stryker LFIT Hip Replacement System Multidistrict Litigation, MDL 2768
  • Achieved compensation for several individual clients in the Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Multidistrict Litigation, MDL 2391
  • Successfully argued for remand of a case to state court involving the Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pump with the Mio Infusion Set

News & Insights

Community & Professional

Community and Professional Activities

American Association for Justice, Toxic Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP), New Lawyers Division

Women En Mass (WEM)

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