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Janet is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group, practicing in the area of product liability litigation. Her litigation practice focuses on the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and the defense of complex product liability cases as national and local counsel in state and federal courts, including numerous class actions and multi-district litigations. Representative clients include top ten pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Janet also serves as a member of Reed Smith's Executive Committee, the Firm's global governing board.


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1989, J.D., Moot Court Honors Board
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1985, B.A., Political Science

  • District of Columbia
  • California

  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (Board Member, 2013-2015)
  • Sedona Conference Working Groups on Electronic Document Retention and Production and International Electronic Information Management and Disclosure, 2007-present
  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Committee 2001-2003)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member (1996 to present); Speaker at Annual Meeting (2002)
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, Speaker at numerous seminars (1999-2001 and 2004)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (Board Member 2002-2003)

Awards & Recognition

  • Named, One of the Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal (2018) 
  • Listed Super Lawyers in Civil Litigation Defense