Melissa A. Merk (formerly Melissa A. Graff) represents pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on products liability defense. Melissa has served as local and national counsel in mass tort litigation concerning antipsychotic medicine, anticonvulsant medication and over-the-counter products, as well as medical devices for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Her practice also focuses on defending clients against claims of unfair trade practices and off-label promotion of prescription medicines. Melissa is vice chair of the Products Liability and Mass Tort Group.
Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Melissa was an associate at an international law firm, where she focused on mass tort litigation involving diet medications, hormone therapy and other prescription drugs. Melissa served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Joseph H. Rodriguez, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey during the 2002-2003 court term.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Melissa A. Merk (Graff)