Christopher Scott D'Angelo is Chair, Business Disputes & Products Liability and Chair, International at MMW&R. His practice emphasizes litigation and counseling in the fields of business and business torts, class actions, products liability and mass torts, construction, intellectual property, insurance and risk management and compliance, including in his role as national counsel for several major U.S. clients and his representation of foreign concerns in the United States and United States concerns abroad, as well as matters relating to estates, trusts and the probate courts.
Mr. D'Angelo serves as national counsel for several multinational and domestic companies regarding business and products liability litigation and regional counsel for a multinational insurance company for products liability and other litigation. His representative clients range from Fortune 50 companies to nascent or well-established privately held companies, based in the United States and abroad. The industries in which Mr. D’Angelo has experience range from medical devices and pharmaceuticals, to chemicals, manufacturing and industrial equipment, materials handling systems, automotive and other vehicles, railroad equipment, computers, construction (builders, architects and manufacturers of tools, machinery, building systems, and building materials), shipbuilding, transportation, robotics and other electronics, amusements and sporting goods, children’s products, food and food supplements, and consumer and household products.
Mr. D'Angelo is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Court of Appeals of the State of New York; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Seventh Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Northern District of Illinois; and the United States Tax Court. He is regularly admitted pro hac vice in other federal and state courts. Mr. D'Angelo is a frequent speaker and author on law-related matters, both in the U.S. and abroad, and has served as the Director and on the Faculty of the International Corporate Counsel College, on the Faculty of the Corporate Counsel College, and on the Faculty of the Trial Academy.
Mr. D’Angelo has worked for many years with the EU Commission and members of the European Parliament with regard to proposals for collective redress or class actions in Europe, and has been involved in the reform of Brussels I.
In addition to the ALI, Mr. D'Angelo is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (where he has served on its Board of Directors, as Chair of its Business Litigation Committee and Vice Chair of its International Committee), the Product Liability Advisory Council (where he served on its Executive Committee and on its Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committees), the Defense Research Institute (where he served on the Steering Committee for the Second and Third Joint International Conferences, as Co-Chair of its European Corporate Outreach Committee, and Chair of its International Law Committee), the International Bar Association (where he served on its Class Action Working Group), the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (where he served on the Steering Committee and Faculty of its Corporate Counsel Symposium and as Vice Chair of the Depositions Boot-Camp), and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. He is a member of the American, New York, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, and the British-American Business Council, the French American Chamber of Commerce, German-American Chamber of Commerce and the Italian-American Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. D'Angelo is a frequent speaker and author on law-related matters His articles, books and presentations have involved such topics as products liability and business litigation, class actions, multi-national litigation, attorney-client privilege, privacy, FCPA and other anti-corruption and bribery regimes and requirements, information and documents management, alternative dispute resolution regimes, and issues involving the internet and the use of the internet in litigation and investigations.