Food Borne Illness Practice
Paul L. Kassirer leads the firm's nationally-recognized Foodborne Illness Practice Group and is recognized as a leading attorney in the defense of foodborne claims and lawsuits. Paul is routinely retained to assist primary and excess liability insurers as well as self-insured clients in nationwide, multi-state and local foodborne outbreaks, including defending personal injury and wrongful death claims, analyzing coverage positions, and assisting with crisis and risk-management.
Mr. Kassirer has been involved in some of the nation's most highly publicized foodborne illness litigation including the nationwide "Spinach" E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, the United Food Group E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with ground beef, the "Taco Bell" multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, and the "Chi Chi's" Hepatitis-A multi-state outbreak.
Paul has over 35 years of experience as lead trial attorney in N.Y Labor Law and construction related litigation, product liability, Class Action, Environmental and Toxic torts, Property Loss and general liability litigation. In addition, a significant portion of his practice involves monitoring excess exposure cases for excess/umbrella insurers.
Paul is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has consistently been recognized by legal publications such as Super Lawyers Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America©