Meredith Thornburgh White defends industry leaders in mass torts relating to consumer goods, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and medical devices. Fortune 100 companies, particularly top U.S. healthcare companies, trust Meredith to manage complex national litigation with a strategic eye toward limiting company risk and toward successful trial or negotiated resolutions.
Meredith represents business and governmental entities in virtually all stages of the judicial process, including early case evaluation, development of national discovery plans and processes, expert selection and discovery, dispositive motion briefing and argument, trial strategy, and serving as lead trial counsel in high profile matters. A team player at her core, Meredith enjoys building and working with tailored and cultivated teams to achieve successful outcomes for her clients.
Meredith has broad experience in numerous jurisdictions and forums, having prosecuted and defended claims in over 30 different state and federal courts, and in multiple arbitration forums, as well as on appeal, including cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Indiana Court of Appeals, and the Indiana Supreme Court. Moreover, she offers strengths in advising corporate clients on best practices in data management and litigation preparedness, such as work relating to litigation holds, data transition, and data disposition activities as part of company acquisitions and divestitures.
Meredith has devoted much of her practice to defending prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers in matters ranging from individual state court cases to federal multi-district litigation. Specifically, she is often called upon by clients to develop early case strategies on emerging tort claims and provide initial scientific, biomechanical, or other causation-related analysis. She also has extensive experience valuing potential claims and leading settlement negotiations for personal injury matters relating to drugs and device manufacturers or sold by her clients.
Committed to providing practical solutions to difficult disputes, Meredith works with her clients to understand the public relations impact and financial investment requirements that litigation will have on their organization, as well as to determine what course of action will best meet their needs. Valued by those she serves for her considerate advice and concise communication skills, Meredith thrives under the intellectual challenge of problem-solving and learning about each client’s business operations and the products and services they provide.
Meredith resides in Indianapolis with her husband and two daughters.
Professional and Community Involvement
Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series
Trustee, The Orchard School
Member, Notre Dame Monogram Club (Rowing)
Pro bono representation, including immigration, contract and family law disputes
Recruiter and summer associate mentor, Barnes & Thornburg