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Camala E. Capodice




Cami represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in Louisiana and throughout the country. She has been a member of multiple multidistrict litigation and mass-tort trial teams. In that context, she has worked with national experts to interpret and explain key litigation issues, prepare reports, and develop deposition and trial testimony. She has also served a major role on the national coordinating counsel team for a multi-state litigation involving hip implants. She has participated on affirmative discovery teams in numerous national litigation matters. Before attending law school, Cami received a degree in Cellular Biology and was a research scientist in the Chronobiology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a co-chair of the firm's Women's Initiative Committee.


Representative Matters / Experience

  • Antibiotics: MDL Trial Team
  • Anti-Inflammatories: Affirmative Discovery Team
  • Antipsychotics: Attorney General Litigation, Louisiana Trial Team
  • Insecticides: Louisiana Trial Team
  • Knee Replacement Systems: Louisiana Counsel
  • Mesh Products: Affirmative Discovery Team
  • Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation: National Coordinating Counsel Team, Expert Team
  • Smoking Cessation Medication: Affirmative Discovery Team
  • Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project Construction Litigation: Louisiana Counsel
  • Statins: Affirmative Discovery Team
  • Sutures: Louisiana Counsel
  • Wholesale Drug Pricing: Attorney General Litigation


  • Best Lawyers in America: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2018-2022)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating


  • New Orleans Bar Association, 2019 Chair of Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice
  • Young Leadership Council
  • Louisiana State Bar Association


  • J.D., Tulane University Law School (2004)
  • B.S., Cellular Biology, Tulane University (1999)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel's, Trial Academy at Stanford Law School (2009)


  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth District
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana


  • LearnToLive, Board Chair
  • Pro Bono & Juveniles Project, volunteer attorney
  • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer

Publications and Presentations

  • Eastern District of LA Addresses Preemption of LPLA Claims by the Medical Device Amendments of 1976
    New Orleans Bar Association Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Committee Blog March 2, 2020
  • Drug and Medical Device: The Year in Review (2019)
    New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinator's Program December 17, 2019
  • Drug and Medical Device: The Year in Review (2015)
    New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinator's Program December 30, 2015
  • Balancing the Scales of Justice
    New Orleans Bar Association, Big Easy Bootcamp October 2014
  • Impact of Successful Mentoring
    Association for Women Attorneys
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device: 2014 Year in Review
    New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators' Program December 2014
  • Postmortem stability of melatonin receptor binding and clock-relevant mRNAs
    Journal of Biological Rhythms 2001