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Andy Bayman specializes in the life sciences sector. A partner and co-chair of our Life Sciences and Healthcare practice, Andy represents clients in every segment of the life sciences industry.

Andy serves a wide range of clients in life sciences and healthcare, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and clinical laboratories. He is a trial lawyer who has tried 19 cases in state and federal courts around the country.

Previously, Andy led our Tort Litigation and Environmental Practice group, one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. With more than 300 lawyers across five offices, the Practice group efficiently and effectively represents clients in all types of tort litigation, including class actions, trials and appeals.

In addition to his work with clients, Andy is serving his third term as a member of our firm’s management committee, and has previously served in many other firm leadership positions.

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Credentials

AB, Miami University-Oxford, magna cum laude

J.D., Vanderbilt University

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Georgia

Georgia Supreme Court

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Named Atlanta Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”


Best Lawyers, 2015

Ranked in Product Liability and Mass Torts (Nationwide)


Chambers USA

“Accessible, responsive and will move heaven and earth to accommodate the client’s needs.”


Chambers USA

Ranked as a top defense lawyer in the nation


Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2009–2016

Selected as a Georgia “Super Lawyer”


Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine, 2006–2016

Recognized as having “substantial lead trial expertise”


Legal 500

An “excellent lawyer” who “gets results at a great value in automotive and pharmaceutical products litigation.”


Legal 500

Elected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society limited to less than .05% of U.S. lawyers


Litigation Counsel of America, 2014

Named by The Best Lawyers in America


2006–2016

Matters

In the first trial before U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, along with King & Spalding partner Chilton Varner, obtained a complete defense verdict for Merck in a bellwether trial alleging the Merck osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused the plaintiff’s atypical femur fracture.

Lead counsel of a King & Spalding team that is serving as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel in product liability litigation involving GSK’s antidepressant, Paxil®. King & Spalding has been successful in defeating certification of both state and national classes of Paxil® consumers on consumer fraud, medical monitoring and personal injury allegations.

Served as lead counsel for Allergan in a case alleging lip lesions and Lyme-disease-like symptoms after receiving injections with Allergan’s product Juviderm®, a Class III medical device. The U.S. District Court of South Carolina granted Allergan’s motion to dismiss.

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In the first trial before U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, along with King & Spalding partner Chilton Varner, obtained a complete defense verdict for Merck in a bellwether trial alleging the Merck osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused the plaintiff’s atypical femur fracture.

Lead counsel of a King & Spalding team that is serving as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel in product liability litigation involving GSK’s antidepressant, Paxil®. King & Spalding has been successful in defeating certification of both state and national classes of Paxil® consumers on consumer fraud, medical monitoring and personal injury allegations.

Served as lead counsel for Allergan in a case alleging lip lesions and Lyme-disease-like symptoms after receiving injections with Allergan’s product Juviderm®, a Class III medical device. The U.S. District Court of South Carolina granted Allergan’s motion to dismiss.

Lead trial counsel or second chair trial counsel in 16 product liability cases and in a dealership termination trial in the federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.

Representation of pharmaceutical, medical device and foreign automobile manufacturers in product liability lawsuits. His clients have included GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Toyota, Allergan, Olympus, Nissan, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Weyerhaeuser, Packaging Corporation of America and Club Car, among others.

Served as national coordinating counsel for a large consumer healthcare product manufacturer and has supervised a national document collection and company-wide interviews for that client.

Represented a major medical device manufacturer as national coordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in product liability litigation involving a recalled medical device. Mr. Bayman has represented the company in class actions and individual lawsuits alleging death or serious injury due to a defect in the device.

Achieved defense verdict for Nissan as trial counsel in the first-ever case tried involving an alleged defect in a motorized seatbelt system (Smith-Green v. Nissan).

Served as national trial counsel for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the country's largest private clinical laboratory company, in lawsuits arising out of the interpretation of laboratory specimens.

Lead trial counsel in cases in Missouri and Ohio in which it was alleged that a misread Pap smear led to a delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer and caused wrongful death and the loss of fertility.

Has argued before the Tenth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit and in the appellate courts of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Obtained a successful result as lead appellate counsel on behalf of Mazda in the case of James v. Mazda Motor Corporation, et. al., 222 F. 3d 1323 (11th Cir. 2000).

Matters

In the first trial before U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, along with King & Spalding partner Chilton Varner, obtained a complete defense verdict for Merck in a bellwether trial alleging the Merck osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused the plaintiff’s atypical femur fracture.

Lead counsel of a King & Spalding team that is serving as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel in product liability litigation involving GSK’s antidepressant, Paxil®. King & Spalding has been successful in defeating certification of both state and national classes of Paxil® consumers on consumer fraud, medical monitoring and personal injury allegations.

Served as lead counsel for Allergan in a case alleging lip lesions and Lyme-disease-like symptoms after receiving injections with Allergan’s product Juviderm®, a Class III medical device. The U.S. District Court of South Carolina granted Allergan’s motion to dismiss.

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Matters

In the first trial before U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, along with King & Spalding partner Chilton Varner, obtained a complete defense verdict for Merck in a bellwether trial alleging the Merck osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused the plaintiff’s atypical femur fracture.

Lead counsel of a King & Spalding team that is serving as national coordinating counsel and trial counsel in product liability litigation involving GSK’s antidepressant, Paxil®. King & Spalding has been successful in defeating certification of both state and national classes of Paxil® consumers on consumer fraud, medical monitoring and personal injury allegations.

Served as lead counsel for Allergan in a case alleging lip lesions and Lyme-disease-like symptoms after receiving injections with Allergan’s product Juviderm®, a Class III medical device. The U.S. District Court of South Carolina granted Allergan’s motion to dismiss.

Lead trial counsel or second chair trial counsel in 16 product liability cases and in a dealership termination trial in the federal and state courts in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.

Representation of pharmaceutical, medical device and foreign automobile manufacturers in product liability lawsuits. His clients have included GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck, Toyota, Allergan, Olympus, Nissan, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru, Kia, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Weyerhaeuser, Packaging Corporation of America and Club Car, among others.

Served as national coordinating counsel for a large consumer healthcare product manufacturer and has supervised a national document collection and company-wide interviews for that client.

Represented a major medical device manufacturer as national coordinating counsel and lead trial counsel in product liability litigation involving a recalled medical device. Mr. Bayman has represented the company in class actions and individual lawsuits alleging death or serious injury due to a defect in the device.

Achieved defense verdict for Nissan as trial counsel in the first-ever case tried involving an alleged defect in a motorized seatbelt system (Smith-Green v. Nissan).

Served as national trial counsel for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the country's largest private clinical laboratory company, in lawsuits arising out of the interpretation of laboratory specimens.

Lead trial counsel in cases in Missouri and Ohio in which it was alleged that a misread Pap smear led to a delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer and caused wrongful death and the loss of fertility.

Has argued before the Tenth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit and in the appellate courts of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Obtained a successful result as lead appellate counsel on behalf of Mazda in the case of James v. Mazda Motor Corporation, et. al., 222 F. 3d 1323 (11th Cir. 2000).

Credentials

AB, Miami University-Oxford, magna cum laude

J.D., Vanderbilt University

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Georgia

Georgia Supreme Court

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Named Atlanta Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”


Best Lawyers, 2015

Ranked in Product Liability and Mass Torts (Nationwide)


Chambers USA

“Accessible, responsive and will move heaven and earth to accommodate the client’s needs.”


Chambers USA

Ranked as a top defense lawyer in the nation


Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel, 2009–2016

Selected as a Georgia “Super Lawyer”


Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine, 2006–2016

Recognized as having “substantial lead trial expertise”


Legal 500

An “excellent lawyer” who “gets results at a great value in automotive and pharmaceutical products litigation.”


Legal 500

Elected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society limited to less than .05% of U.S. lawyers


Litigation Counsel of America, 2014

Named by The Best Lawyers in America


2006–2016