As a registered pharmacist, Rick’s practice includes a range of experience in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, nutritional supplement, mass tort and complex health care litigation. Rick has served as national, regional and local counsel for numerous pharmaceutical, medical device and other life science companies. He most recently served as national coordinating defense counsel for New England Compounding Pharmacy in the compounding pharmacy fungal contamination MDL, and has been national counsel for the three medical device manufacturers in the U.S. and Canadian infusion pain pump litigation, multi‑district Fen‑Phen class action suit, a nutritional supplement manufacturer in the ephedra litigation, and two chemical manufacturers in the IBM clean room litigation. He has also served as regional and document counsel for a recall of an anti-arrhythmic pharmaceutical coordinated in an MDL, regional liaison counsel for all generic drug defendants in the New Jersey state court metoclopramide (Reglan) litigation, silicone breast implant litigation, prohormone products, Bendectin and latex gloves litigation, and various other industry‑wide litigation such as PPA, thimerosal, blood products, and hip implants. Rick’s clients include a number of Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, nutritional supplement manufacturers and distributors, biotechnology companies, compounding pharmacies, health care entities including New York state counsel for the nation’s largest long term care provider, and individual health care practitioners.