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Betsy Pierce Britton

Associate

504.310.2226

PROFILE

Betsy focuses her practice on the defense of companies in products liability, medical device and mass tort litigation. She has experience at every stage of the litigation process, including coordination of case-specific discovery, fact investigation, drafting of pleadings, motions, briefs, witness preparation, taking and defending depositions, settlement, and trial. Prior to joining Irwin Fritchie, Betsy worked as an associate at a New York law firm, where she was a member of litigation teams on issues ranging from products and professional liability, false advertising, and securities litigation. Betsy draws on this experience to assess complex factual issues and develop defense strategy and themes with a view towards trial.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Represented major pharmaceutical corporations in large, multidistrict and international products liability litigation
  • Represented SIPA trustee of insolvent U.S. broker-dealer at trial on claims arising from acquisition of broker-dealer business by foreign bank
  • Represented international “Big Four” accounting firm against auditor negligence claims arising out of securities fraud
  • Former Counsel to Performing Rights Organization and New York City art museum

Honors

  • The New York Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award (2010, 2011)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • City Bar of New York
  • Univeristy of Georgia Alumni Association

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2006)
  • B.A., Emory University (1999)

ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana state courts
  • New York state courts

Community

  • Pro Bono Volunteer for Propeller, a New Orleans based non-profit supporting entrepreneurs

Publications and Presentations

  • Products Liability 2008: A Year in Review
    American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2008