Prominent Product Liability Defense Lawyer John Delli Venneri Joins Ballard’s New Jersey Office as Partner

VOORHEES, N.J.– LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire –Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Chairman Arthur Makadon announced today that John Delli Venneri has joined Ballard’s Voorhees, New Jersey, office as partner in its Litigation Department and Product Liability and Mass Tort Group.

“John’s experience and reputation as a trial lawyer defending big cases in key industries will give us a greater presence in product liability overnight,” Makadon said. “He has the know-how to help us continue to develop a strong and far-reaching practice that fits right in with our strategic goals.”

Delli Venneri focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with particular emphasis on products liability and mass torts, as well as representation of foreign clients. His national and international clients include tire manufacturers, cosmetic companies and pharmaceutical companies, among others. Delli Venneri has worked extensively with foreign companies to help them comprehend and navigate U.S. litigation procedures. He previously was a partner in the product liability practice of a prominent New York City law firm.

“Ballard is happy to welcome John to the firm,” said John P. Lavelle, Jr., partner-in-charge of Ballard’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Group. “John’s knowledge of international clients and experience as national and regional counsel for clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and automotive industries will be an asset to our group. He’s a great addition to our New Jersey office.”

Delli Venneri’s extensive experience includes coordinating the national defense of multi-jurisdictional tort litigations involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices and tires in the United States and Canada . One of his most notable accomplishments was a precedent-setting New Jersey Appellate Division decision regarding The Hague Convention on The Taking of Evidence Abroad. He won that decision while serving as national counsel for a major foreign pharmaceutical company.

Delli Venneri noted, “Joining Ballard is an excellent opportunity to build my practice. I am pleased to be part of such a well respected firm and look forward to expanding my practice as well as enhancing Ballard’s already stellar reputation.”

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 500 lawyers in eleven offices in the United States. Ballard’s Litigation Department is the firm’s largest practice group and represents a wide range of local, national and international clients, including large and small companies in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Ballard clients include Fortune 500 corporations, hospitals, universities, financial institutions, managed care organizations, defense contractors, utilities, public officials and private individuals. Ballard combines a broad scope of practice with strong local market knowledge in its various engagements. For more information on the firm, please visit

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