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.


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 & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

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

Civic Affiliations

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

Professional Affiliations

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


Publications & Presentations


  • Products Liability 2008: A Year in Review

    American Bar Association Section of Litigation



  • Louisiana state courts
  • New York state courts


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (2006)

B.A., Emory University (1999)

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