08 January 2018

Class action law firm Milberg joins forces with pharmaceutical litigation law firm

The two have combined forces to take on global corporations, particularly focusing on commercial and pharmaceutical litigation, class actions and whistleblower issues.

Class action law firm Milberg is joining forces with Sanders Phillips Grossman to create a new partnership. Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman will be headquartered in New York but will represent clients across the US. Milbank is located in New York whilst Sanders Phillips has offices in Seattle, Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. Milberg, which was set up in 1965, was one of the first law firms to pursue federal class actions on behalf of investors and consumers. Ariana Tadler, managing partner at Milberg, who has been with the firm for 20 years, said of the move: 'Milberg’s proud history is the launching point for this strategic partnership. Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman will have the resources necessary to take on the largest corporations and institutions on behalf of consumers, investors, institutional clients, and those that havelong been under-represented to achieve justice.'

Defective drug and device litigation

She added that Milberg lawyers 'look forward to tapping into the proven experience and capabilities of Glenn Phillips, Marc Grossman and their strong teams in defective drug and device litigation. Our robust combined litigation team is capable of serving clients who have suffered harm or had their rights trampled in other ways by the largest corporations, including from large-scale data breaches such as Yahoo and Equifax. The new firm’s unique combination of legal talent, experience, and drive will be its hallmark in combatting corporate malfeasance today and well into the future.'

Broader range of clients

Sanders Phillips Grossman represents clients over defective drugs and medical devices, consumer fraud and catastrophic injury and toxic exposure. Having operated over 30 years, it claims to have recovered more than a billion dollars for its clients. Glenn Phillips, senior partner at Sanders Phillips Grossman said: 'This strategic combination enables us to build on Milberg’s strong foundation in pioneering and delivering fierce and effective plaintiffs’ representation in litigation against well-financed corporations. Together, we can serve a broader range of clients who are seeking to enforce their rights as consumers and shareholders. My partner, Marc Grossman, and I are excited about working with Ariana and her talented team to deliver to clients the highest quality representation and advocacy in commercial and pharmaceutical litigation, class action, and whistleblower matters.' 

Management team

High profile trial lawyer Peggy Wedgworth will join Ms Tadler on Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman’s management team, along with Mr Phillips and Mr Grossman. Milberg  will continue to exist as a legal entity while its future operations are transitioned to Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman.