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David W. Field

David W. Field

Chair, Products Liability & Specialty Torts


  • Class Action & Derivative Litigation
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Business Litigation

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.


An experienced litigator with a practice that is national in scope, Dave represents clients in product liability and complex tort cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies nationwide.

Dave is particularly effective at deploying creative, cutting-edge legal strategies that yield successful outcomes for leading insureds, manufacturers, employers, and other corporate entities in mass tort and class action litigation. His diverse client base includes chemical and pharmaceutical companies, as well as manufacturers and distributors of products, which he defends against personal injury, property damage, and medical surveillance claims.

Bar Admissions

    New Jersey


Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D. 1984)
Muhlenberg College (B.A. 1977)
Areas of Practice

Business Litigation | Class Action & Derivative Litigation | Class Action Litigation | Commercial & Business Litigation | Environmental Law & Litigation | Litigation | Products | Products & Specialty Torts | Products Liability & Specialty Torts | Trial and Arbitration

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented LifeCell Corporation as trial counsel for approximately 800 products liability cases involving cutting-edge medical technology.

Won a significant victory on behalf of Aramark Corporation in a civil case brought in Federal Court in Rochester, New York. The plaintiff in the case claimed to be totally disabled due to internal head injuries resulting from an accident which occurred on property managed by Aramark. The claim was bifurcated into two phases: liability and damages. The jury determined that Aramark was not liable and therefore prevented the second phase.

Serve as co-counsel for Prudential Financial in the trial of many consolidated employment cases.

Successfully represented Aramark Corporation on appeal of a $135 million judgment, which was vacated. Currently serving as national dram shop trial counsel for Aramark Corporation and its subsidiaries.

Served as trial and appellate counsel for a variety of product liability and tort cases filed against AIG/Chartis insureds involving seven- to eight-figure damages exposure.

Served as trial counsel for approximately 700 personal injury, property damage, and medical monitoring cases against CIBA-GEIGY Corporation. All 700 cases were disposed of either by trial, mediation, or motion practice.

After the Westwood One matter was in litigation for nearly 10 years in the State Court of Florida, Dave was asked two months before trial to serve as lead trial counsel on behalf of defendant Westwood One in a commercial litigation case that alleged well over $300 million in damages. The case resulted in a defense verdict on all claims.

Published Opinions

Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Company, 432 N.J. Super. 287 (App. Div. 2013).

Fiskardo Estiatorio Inc. d/b/a Thalassa Restaurant, 356 NLRB No. 129 (2011).

Copantitla v. Fiskardo Estiatorio, Inc., 788 F. Supp. 2d 253 (S.D.N.Y. 2011).

Verni v. Lanzaro, 404 N.J. Super. 16 (App. Div. 2008).

In re Lead Paint Litigation, 191 N.J. 405 (2007).

Fairway Dodge, LLC v. Decker Dodge, Inc., 191 N.J. 460 (2007).

Verni v. Harry M. Stevens, Inc., of New Jersey, 387 N.J. Super. 160 (App. Div. 2006), certif. den., 189 N.J. 429 (2007).

Kramer v. CIBA-GEIGY Corporation, 371 N.J. Super. 580 (App. Div. 2004).

Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International Inc., 263 F. Supp. 2d 796 (D.N.J. 2003), aff'd, 399 F. 3d 248 (3d Cir.), cert. den., 125 S.Ct. 2951 (2005).

Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International Inc. et al, 215 F. Supp. 2d 804 (D.N.J. 2002).

Interfaith Community Organization v. Honeywell International Inc. et al, 188 F. Supp. 2d 486 (D.N.J. 2002).

Goasdone v. American Cyanamid Corp. et al, 354 N.J. Super. 519 (Law Division 2002).

Fantis Foods Inc. v. North River Insurance Company, 332 N.J. Super. 250 (App. Div.), certif. den., 165 N.J. 677 (2000).

Island Realty v. Bibbo, 329 N.J. Super. 528 (App. Div.), certif. den., 165 N.J. 487 (2000).

New Jersey Turnpike Authority v. PPG Industries, Inc., et al, 16 F. Supp. 2d 460 (D.N.J. 1998), aff'd, 197 F. 3d 96 (3d Cir. 1999).

Container Manufacturing Inc. v. CIBA-GEIGY Corporation, 870 F. Supp. 1225 (D.N.J. 1994).

Professional Associations

Essex County Bar AssociationNew Jersey State Bar Association
  • Insurance Section
  • Product Liability Section
  • Toxic Tort Section
  • Sports Law Section
New Jersey District V-C Ethics Committee (2006-Present)

Professional Activities and Experience

  • The Best Lawyers in America - Field
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers (2006-2019) - Field
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney - New Jersey Supreme Court - 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Field (1)


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