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Carlton Fields Adds Litigator Ryan D. Class in Hartford

Hartford, Conn. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that litigator Ryan D. Class has joined the firm’s Hartford office as an associate. Class is a member of the firm’s Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice.

“Ryan is a wonderful addition to our deep bench of nationally recognized attorneys representing manufacturers in a wide variety of litigation matters. We are thrilled to welcome him to our growing Hartford office,” said Hartford Shareholder Robert R. Simpson, who co-leads Carlton Fields’ Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice.

Carlton Fields defends Fortune 100 manufacturers in high-stakes mass tort and product liability litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Examples include the emerging talc and opioid mass tort litigation, as well as asbestos, tobacco, automotive, and a host of pharmaceutical and medical device mass torts. Additionally, Carlton Fields serves its clients as both national and regional counsel, helping to manage, simplify, and globally resolve significant mass torts across jurisdictions.

Class represents clients in pharmaceutical, medical device, and toxic tort litigation. His experience also includes general commercial litigation, securities law, employment law, and state and local tax matters. Class joined Carlton Fields after a clerkship at the Connecticut Superior Court. During law school, he was a student attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services. He also served as an extern at the Boston University Office of the General Counsel and as an intern in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his M.S. and B.A. from Wake Forest University.


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