Merton A. Howard

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Firm: Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street
26th Floor
San Francisco CA 94105
United States

Mert Howard chairs the Product Liability and Complex Tort Litigation practice at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco. Mert handles product liability and tort cases, as well as class actions and commercial disputes. Mert utilizes legal project management and strategic planning skills to focus on creative and cost-effective ways to resolve conflicts through alternative dispute resolution, trials, and appeal. In the product liability area, his cases have involved mass torts and toxic exposures, children's products, biologics, chemicals, computers, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and related services, sports equipment, consumer goods, aviation equipment, vehicles, industrial machinery, and asbestos. He also represents clients in matters concerning California's Proposition 65, contractual interpretation, unfair competition, warranty, indemnity, and premises liability. Additionally, Mert assists companies with regulatory compliance, product labeling, and crisis management.

USLAW Practice Group Affiliations

  • Business Litigation and Class Actions: Alternate 1
  • Complex Tort and Product Liability: Primary
  • Professional Liability: Alternate 1
  • Retail and Hospitality Law: Primary

Resources & Articles

Transformative Times: Promoting Innovation in the Legal Department

Transformative Times: Promoting Innovation in the Legal Department

Posted October 29, 2021

Featuring Connor Glynn, Parlee McLaws LLP (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada); Merton A. Howard, Hanson Bridgett LLP (San Francisco, CA) About this program Now, more than ever, lawyers and their clients must adopt and embrace new technology and ways of working so they can adapt to the rapidly evolving legal environment. Their… Continue Reading

Avoiding New Pitfalls Arising from Defense and Indemnity Agreements in the Product Chain of Commerce

Avoiding New Pitfalls Arising from Defense and Indemnity Agreements in the Product Chain of Commerce

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