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Expert Guides Best of the Best USA: Steve Brody and Tancred SchiavoniOctober 07, 2022
O’Melveny’s Steve Brody and Tancred Schiavoni have been recognized by IFLR1000 in its 2022 Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA edition. Brody is listed in the Product Liability category and Schiavoni is listed in the Insurance and Reinsurance category.
Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA highlights the top 30 practitioners in 15 areas of law. IFLR complies the selective lists based on input from senior practitioners and in-house counsel.
Brody is an accomplished trial lawyer who handles a wide variety of complex, aggregated litigation, with a primary focus on mass torts, product liability, class actions, government investigations, and appeals. He is Co-Chair of the firm's Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice, and leads the practice’s Drug and Medical Device subgroup. Steve has defended mass torts, class actions and state attorney general cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device promotion, consumer fraud, false claims, state Medicaid reimbursement, health insurance plan benefits, and preferred provider agreements, among other issues.
Schiavoni, Co-Chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice, represents insurance and reinsurance companies in a variety of disputes, including bad faith claims and environmental coverage litigation. He has participated at trial in the defense of a major environmental coverage action involving multiple parties and claims for coverage exceeding US$500 million, as well as in the trial of another major multiparty coverage dispute involving coverage claims in a dozen states and Canada. He has also conducted and assisted in mediations and provided coverage advice to clients to assist them in avoiding disputes without the need for litigation.