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Meghan C. Quinlivan

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Ms. Quinlivan represents plaintiffs in complex product liability cases involving prescription medications, medical devices and consumer products.  Currently, Ms. Quinlivan represents hundreds of people harmed by HIV drugs manufactured by California biotech giant Gilead Sciences.  She serves on a leadership committee for Gilead Tenofovir Cases and Coordinated Actions, California Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding No. 5043.  Previously, Ms. Quinlivan served as a member of discovery and law and briefing teams in the In Re Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2595) before Hon. Matthew Kennelly (USDC-NDIL).  She and her colleagues tried two cases to verdict, and our mass tort team is presently working to guide a number of clients through the settlement process for their TRT claims.  Ms. Quinlivan served as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the In re: Power Morcellator Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2652) overseen by the by the Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil (Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas).  She also worked closely with Co-Lead Counsel and Discovery Committee Co-Chairs in the In re Yasmin and Yaz Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100) and for In re Pradaxa Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2385), pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, before the Honorable David R. Herndon.

Ms. Quinlivan represents or has represented those injured by TDF (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) HIV medication, RoundUp, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, power morcellators including the Gynecare Morcellex device, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Actos, Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents, YAZ/Yasmin/Ocella birth control pills, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip implants, Wright Medical metal-on-metal hips, Biomet hip implants, and other drugs and medical devices. Additionally, Ms. Quinlivan has coordinating Burg Simpson’s settlement administration process, assisting thousands of individual clients as their cases are resolved through settlement.

Ms. Quinlivan was born in Denver, Colorado. She earned her law degree from the University of California – Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Quinlivan is admitted to practice law in Colorado and in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in 2018-2020, and as a National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyer for Colorado each year since 2013.

 

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2018-2021

Top 100 Trial Lawyer, the National Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present

Colorado Super Lawyers®, 2020 -2021

Selected to Best Lawyers® Women in the Law, 2020

Montessori Academy of Colorado, Board of Directors, 2014 -Present

Selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2010-2013

Compleat Lawyer, Law Week Colorado, 2011

Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation Grant Recipient, 2005

Colorado, 2007

United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2007

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Power Morcellator Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 2652)

J.D., 2006, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

B.A., 1997, University of Colorado

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

National Trial Lawyers

American Association for Justice

“The Supreme Court Expands Preemption of State Tort Claims for Pharmaceutical Injuries” (The Trial Lawyer, Fall 2013)

Colorado Bar Association Annual Tort Law Seminar, Product Liability Update - 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019

AAJ Tenofovir Rapid Response Webinar, May 28, 2019

AAJ Tenofovir Litigation Group, AAJ Convention Litigation Update, July 29, 2019

Tenofovir Litigation Update, Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 24, 2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada

 September 25, 2020

Burg Simpson Features: Shareholder Paul D. Friedman

Paul D. Friedman is the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Phoenix, Arizona office. Mr. Friedman practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics, and professional malpractice. Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth… Read more »

 September 24, 2020

Burg Simpson is Proud to Support the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center (RMCLC) was founded in 1981 and its mission is to advocate for children and youth. The organization seeks to drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. But the RMCLC goes far… Read more »

 September 22, 2020

5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers of 2021

5280 Magazine announced its list of Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2021. This is the sixth annual list of the best attorneys in the region. The publication first invited attorneys in the seven-county metro area to vote for the peers they respect most in 50 specialties. Survey responses in hand, 5280 then performed weeks of investigation… Read more »

 September 21, 2020

Join Us in Supporting Craig Hospital’s Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser!

Pedal for Possible an annual charity bike ride held to benefit Craig Hospital’s patients and programs. This year’s Pedal 4 Possible has gone virtual, so we invite you to ride, roll, run, or recreate to help Craig Hospital patients! There is no limit to what is possible for the 2020 virtual event! All the money… Read more »

Greeley, CO – Two Workers Killed in Work Accident on 1st Ave

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on I-25 (CanAm Highway)

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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