Molly Jean Given is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on individual and mass tort product liability for a range of manufacturers including medical device, motor vehicle, and recreational vehicle. She has been a member of several trial teams taking her to Montana, Washington state, California, and a bellwether trial in Orange County, California, as part of a JCCP, with multiple defense verdicts under her belt.
Molly currently serves as lead national counsel for a medical device manufacturer. Further, as a key team member of national counsel for multiple life sciences clients, Molly has experience developing and implementing broad defense litigation strategy and discovery practices, in addition to the daily management of cases. Molly has a deep understanding of complex regulatory issues, with vast experience that includes deposing plaintiffs' FDA expert on 510(k) compliance, developing cross examination themes and outlines, and authoring briefs to exclude these experts. She has authored and argued multiple regulatory motions and deposed dozens of medical doctors, including plaintiffs' causation experts and treating physicians. Further, Molly enjoys working with causation experts to learn the important facts behind complex theories. This helps her analyze the medical records, ask the right questions at fact witness depositions, and find common-sense ways to explain these theories to juries.
Molly began her legal career representing the firm’s “wheels” clients in automotive and recreational vehicle litigation, including working with experts on accident reconstruction and design opinions, deposing key fact witnesses, defending corporate witnesses, and implementing key defense strategy in the context of a large MDL. She finds herself again representing these clients, serving as Minnesota product liability counsel for one of the firm’s automotive clients, where she has worked on airbag non-deployment, roll over, and seat back cases. Molly truly enjoys the storytelling of trial work and working with attorneys from all the firm’s offices.