James V. AiosaPartner
Over the course of more than 22 years, James V. Aiosa has dedicated his practice to representing manufacturers in national and international complex toxic and mass tort litigation, including in state and federal class actions, multi-district litigation, and appeals. Jim has significant case management experience, and has served as chief coordinating counsel in litigation involving chemical exposures, environmental contaminants, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides, as well as other chemicals, compounds and products considered persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic.
Jim has also represented large commercial insurance companies in toxic tort, environmental, product liability, and property damage matters, including cases involving PCBs, TCE, asbestos, and tobacco, as well as employment discrimination class action claims.
Jim has been extensively involved in complex mass tort and class action products liability litigation involving consumer and commercial/agricultural products containing dioxins and furans, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), pentachlorophenol (PCP), arsenic, cacodylic acid, and other organic arsenicals. He has defended chemical product manufacturers against claims involving cancers, endocrine-related disorders, neurological complaints, neurodevelopmental deficiencies and other second-generation effects, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, fear of future diseases, and medical monitoring. Jim also has extensive experience in developing the legal and scientific responses to such claims, including those for medical monitoring and future medical surveillance.
Jim has played an integral part in the development of his clients’ medical and scientific defenses and trial strategies relating to these issues, including the identification and development of medical and scientific expert witnesses and defenses. In the course of those efforts, he has worked with an array of world-class scientists and clinicians to efficiently and effectively apply toxicology, epidemiology, risk assessment, and biostatistics principles in the defense of his clients. Jim also has extensive experience addressing the complex procedural and jurisdictional issues, obstacles, and opportunities that such complex toxic and mass tort litigation frequently present, and in developing and executing effective strategies for addressing such challenges.
Jim is a prolific writer on toxic and mass tort issues, and his articles have appeared in Mass Torts, LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, among many other media. Jim also is a member of the Nassau County Asian American Economic Advisory Commission, and serves on the Adjunct Board of Advisors of the US-Korea Law Foundation.
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New YorkCourt Admissions
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second and Eleventh CircuitsEducation
New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor
City University of New York, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa