Melissa A. Chuderewicz is a partner in the Health Effects Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Princeton office. Ms. Chuderewicz focuses her practice on the defense of complex products liability and mass tort cases against pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical manufacturers.
Ms. Chuderewicz’s experience includes the following:
Ms. Chuderewicz also helps manage the firm’s New Jersey Children’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program, a pro bono effort to aid disabled children who have been denied SSI benefits.
- defending major pharmaceutical companies in federal multidistrict litigations and state litigations involving diabetes and atypical antipsychotic medications
- defending a medical device company in federal and state court litigations involving spinal implants, biologics and human tissue
- defending a major pharmaceutical company in connection with a U.S. Department of Justice grand jury investigation into the company’s good manufacturing practices and over-the-counter drug recalls
- defending a glass manufacturer in a federal class action involving town’s contaminated water supply
- defending suppliers of chemicals and solvents in several state workplace exposure suits.
Ms. Chuderewicz is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was a case and note editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine. She also was co-founder of the law school’s Shelter Legal Services Chapter. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. Ms. Chuderewicz is admitted to practice before the bars of New Jersey and New York.