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Lana Varney believes practicing law is like fly fishing: preparation, presentation, and perseverance required. Global drug and medical device companies call on Lana when they need help with defending product liability litigation in the US, or when they want to try and avoid it all together. She currently serves as national counsel for several international companies defending claims against an osteoporosis medication, an afib drug, an anti-epilepsy drug, and female pelvic mesh medical devices. She has defended human blood products and plasma derived biologics, over the counter cough/cold products containing PPA, penile implants, seizure medications, bipolar treatments, and antidiuretic hormones.

After 20 years of the above, Lana also assists clients with developing best practices and procedures to avoid litigation. She develops Litigation Avoidance Programs tailored to meet client specific company goals.

An experienced trial lawyer in courts all over the country, Lana is known for developing cost-saving and effective legal strategies for defending multiple lawsuits filed in multiple venues. She creates unique approaches to assessing inventories of cases and assisting clients with defending against them.

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Credentials

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, Inc., Member

IADC 31st Trial Academy, Faculty Member

International Association of Defense Counsel

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of Texas, Briefing Attorney, 1989–1990

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

The University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Texas Super Lawyer, General litigation


Thomson Reuters, 2014–2018

Texas Top Rated Lawyer


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013–2018

The Best Lawyers in America


Best Lawyers, 2007–2018

Life Science Star, Non-IP Litigation: Product Liability


LMG Life Sciences, 2015–2018

Texas Women Lawyers


Best Lawyers, 2014

Women in Business Law, Product Liability


Expert Guides, 2012–2018

Litigation and Product Liability Lawyer


Expert Guides, 2012-2018

Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defense


Law Business Research Ltd., 2005–2018

Profiles in Power, finalist


Austin Business Journal, 2009

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Recognition

Texas Super Lawyer, General litigation


Thomson Reuters, 2014–2018

Texas Top Rated Lawyer


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013–2018

The Best Lawyers in America


Best Lawyers, 2007–2018

Life Science Star, Non-IP Litigation: Product Liability


LMG Life Sciences, 2015–2018

Texas Women Lawyers


Best Lawyers, 2014

Women in Business Law, Product Liability


Expert Guides, 2012–2018

Litigation and Product Liability Lawyer


Expert Guides, 2012-2018

Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defense


Law Business Research Ltd., 2005–2018

Profiles in Power, finalist


Austin Business Journal, 2009

Matters

Currently serving as national trial counsel for an international medical device company in female pelvic mesh litigation

Serving as national trial counsel for a global pharmaceutical company in osteoporosis medication litigation involving allegations of osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur fractures

Serving as national counsel for a global pharmaceutical drug company in afib medication involving allegations of liver damage

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Currently serving as national trial counsel for an international medical device company in female pelvic mesh litigation

Serving as national trial counsel for a global pharmaceutical company in osteoporosis medication litigation involving allegations of osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur fractures

Serving as national counsel for a global pharmaceutical drug company in afib medication involving allegations of liver damage

Serving as national counsel for a global pharmaceutical drug company in anti-epilepsy medication involving allegations of SJS/TENs

Successfully defended an international pharmaceutical company in over the counter cough/cold medicine litigation in several trials while serving as national counsel (allegations involved strokes)

Served as key strategist to national trial counsel for an international pharmaceutical company in Hemophilia/AIDS litigation and successfully defended the company in several trials

Developed an effective Litigation Readiness Program for a Japanese pharmaceutical company, including teaching of best practices to President and Board of Directors and all key management executives

Developed cost-effective inventory assessment protocol for use in mass torts for international drug and device companies

Insights

Article · Source: In-House Defense Quarterly

September 21, 2018
Defending Your Client’s Confidential Documents in the Big Data Age

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Matters

Currently serving as national trial counsel for an international medical device company in female pelvic mesh litigation

Serving as national trial counsel for a global pharmaceutical company in osteoporosis medication litigation involving allegations of osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur fractures

Serving as national counsel for a global pharmaceutical drug company in afib medication involving allegations of liver damage

See more
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Matters

Currently serving as national trial counsel for an international medical device company in female pelvic mesh litigation

Serving as national trial counsel for a global pharmaceutical company in osteoporosis medication litigation involving allegations of osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femur fractures

Serving as national counsel for a global pharmaceutical drug company in afib medication involving allegations of liver damage

Serving as national counsel for a global pharmaceutical drug company in anti-epilepsy medication involving allegations of SJS/TENs

Successfully defended an international pharmaceutical company in over the counter cough/cold medicine litigation in several trials while serving as national counsel (allegations involved strokes)

Served as key strategist to national trial counsel for an international pharmaceutical company in Hemophilia/AIDS litigation and successfully defended the company in several trials

Developed an effective Litigation Readiness Program for a Japanese pharmaceutical company, including teaching of best practices to President and Board of Directors and all key management executives

Developed cost-effective inventory assessment protocol for use in mass torts for international drug and device companies

Insights

Article · Source: In-House Defense Quarterly

September 21, 2018
Defending Your Client’s Confidential Documents in the Big Data Age

View all

Credentials

American Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, Inc., Member

IADC 31st Trial Academy, Faculty Member

International Association of Defense Counsel

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of Texas, Briefing Attorney, 1989–1990

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

The University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Texas Super Lawyer, General litigation


Thomson Reuters, 2014–2018

Texas Top Rated Lawyer


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013–2018

The Best Lawyers in America


Best Lawyers, 2007–2018

Life Science Star, Non-IP Litigation: Product Liability


LMG Life Sciences, 2015–2018

Texas Women Lawyers


Best Lawyers, 2014

Women in Business Law, Product Liability


Expert Guides, 2012–2018

Litigation and Product Liability Lawyer


Expert Guides, 2012-2018

Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defense


Law Business Research Ltd., 2005–2018

Profiles in Power, finalist


Austin Business Journal, 2009

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Texas Super Lawyer, General litigation


Thomson Reuters, 2014–2018

Texas Top Rated Lawyer


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2013–2018

The Best Lawyers in America


Best Lawyers, 2007–2018

Life Science Star, Non-IP Litigation: Product Liability


LMG Life Sciences, 2015–2018

Texas Women Lawyers


Best Lawyers, 2014

Women in Business Law, Product Liability


Expert Guides, 2012–2018

Litigation and Product Liability Lawyer


Expert Guides, 2012-2018

Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defense


Law Business Research Ltd., 2005–2018

Profiles in Power, finalist


Austin Business Journal, 2009