Matthew J. Hamilton is a partner in the Litigation Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm’s Health Effects Litigation Practice Group. He has more than seventeen years’ experience representing clients in complex pharmaceutical products liability and commercial litigation, with a primary emphasis on the defense of federal multidistrict litigation, coordinated state court actions, class actions and other complex matters. He is a member of the firm’s Technology and E Discovery Committees.
Mr. Hamilton has represented and advised clients in products liability, toxic tort, consumer fraud, breach of contract, antitrust, labor, securities, bankruptcy, warranty, personal injury and premises liability claims. He has significant experience managing, directing and coordinating complex litigation through joint-defense groups and local counsel across jurisdictions. In addition to trial and pretrial practice in state and federal courts, he is experienced in prosecuting and defending appeals in the appellate courts of Pennsylvania, federal circuit courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Hamilton advises clients on issues relating to electronic discovery and litigates those issues where required. He manages and directs large-scale electronic discovery in complex, multiparty litigation and consults on the development and management of case management and other databases.