Brittany represents clients in the manufacturing, technology, automotive and agribusiness industries. Her practice is focused on toxic tort, product liability, product safety, premises liability, medical-defense and commercial litigation.
As part of her toxic tort practice, Brittany manages the litigation in asbestos exposure claims as a member on several client teams, which includes developing defense strategies, handling discovery and fact investigation, managing responsive pleadings, deposing fact witnesses and preparing cases for trial. In the area of product liability, Brittany defends automotive suppliers and product manufacturers in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases across the country.
Brittany works with clients to guide them in all aspects of product safety to include product recalls and other corrective actions; product warnings, certifications, warranties and instructions; product testing; and product warning analysis. She advises clients regarding reporting requirements to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and several countries located within the EU. Brittany’s practice often addresses state, federal and international product safety regulations, as well as industry and consensus standards, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). She is a member of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.
In addition, Brittany represents medical providers, particularly hospital owners, against allegations of negligence and personal injury. She also defends agribusiness industry members in state and federal court matters involving alleged exposure to carcinogenic materials, maritime explosion, personal injury and employee embezzlement matters.
Brittany joined Husch Blackwell in 2015 after serving as a summer associate from 2013-2015. Prior to her time with the firm, she worked as a legal assistant in Missouri, where she was a recurring member of defense trial teams in complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation in federal court matters, and in California, where she gained experience in entertainment law and helped prepare the defense for various celebrity clients. Additionally, Brittany served a judicial externship for The Hon. Shirley Padmore Mensah, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.
Not admitted in the District of Columbia, practice limited pursuant to D.C. App. R. 49(c)(8), with supervision by Brian Waagner, member of the D.C. Bar.
Premises Liability/Personal Injury