Barnes & Thornburg has added Robyn Maguire as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office, where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Maguire brings more than 15 years of experience defending major medical device and pharmaceutical companies in product liability suits.
“When medical device and pharmaceutical corporations face complex civil suits, they will be in good hands when working with Robyn,” said Randy Brown, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Her wide-ranging experience – coupled with her intimate scientific, operational, and regulatory knowledge in these industries – makes her an invaluable resource. We’re thrilled to have her on board.”
Maguire focuses her practice on lawsuits alleging negligence, failure-to-warn, strict liability design and manufacturing defect, and wrongful death claims concerning the use of orthopedic implants, contraceptive patches, and other drugs and devices. She has deep experience on product defense teams concerning joint replacement implants, as well as the manufacture, distribution, and sale of prescription and over the counter drugs and medical devices.
“Medical device companies have faced numerous challenges amid the pandemic,” said Roscoe Howard, Washington, D.C. office managing partner. “Robyn will complement our esteemed group of drug and medical device attorneys as we work to help our clients navigate those lasting challenges.”
Maguire also has a highly regarded real estate and land use practice, where she represents individuals and companies in matters concerning eminent domain, commercial landlord/tenant, zoning, and other land use matters, some involving multimillion dollar settlements. Her trial work has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in its “Top Ten Verdicts” of 2015, 2011 and 2010.
Maguire is active in pro bono, civic, and charitable initiatives, including the submission of amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as representation of indigent clients in landlord-tenant disputes with the Boston Housing Authority and of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. She earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.