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Manufacturing Lawyer - Manufacturing Attorney - Industrial Industry Lawyer


Capitalizing on opportunity, maximizing strategic advantage and innovating for the future is our aim for manufacturing clients. Whether forming a new entity, expanding, divesting, optimizing operations, protecting critical assets or addressing business disputes, we help manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad achieve their business objectives, address competitive threats, and meet the changing demands of customers, investors and suppliers.

Barnes & Thornburg is dedicated to serving as a resource to manufacturing companies in the U.S. and around the world. Our firm provides a wide range of legal services designed to protect manufacturing companies, their strategic position, products, customers and brand.

We represent manufacturing clients that provide a variety of products and components to industrial, commercial businesses, consumers, distributors and supply chain constituents. Businesses involved in making the products that touch our everyday lives – drugs and medical devices, chemicals, autos and automotive components, recreational vehicles, agricultural products, building materials, consumer products, technological and electrical components, food and beverage items, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and life science and pharmaceutical products – turn to us for legal counsel.

As a full-service law firm, we advise manufacturers on the many aspects of running their business, including contracting, subcontracting, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, financing trade practices, supply and distribution chain management, antitrust, labor and employment, intellectual property, tax, environmental and real estate.

Barnes & Thornburg litigators defend national and worldwide brands in product liability, toxic tort and other complex litigation claims, serving as lead counsel for manufacturers involved in medical device-related multidistrict product liability litigation. We have served as lead counsel across the U.S. in cases that involve complicated disputes over design and manufacture, biomechanics, metallurgy, materials science and failure analysis.

Our litigators have deposed some of the nation’s leading engineers and surgeons in the defense of high-stakes claims, as well as resolved federal preemption cases and the application of Daubert to medical device claims. We develop case management strategy for manufacturers for mass tort litigation involving toxic tort, medical product and personal injury litigation, as well as defend manufacturers in serious fire and explosion lawsuits with extensive damages and resulting from alleged property damage, bodily injury and death.

We advise manufacturing companies on labor and employment, executive compensation, benefits, and immigration law matters. We also represent manufacturer interests before state legislatures, U.S. Congress and state and federal executive branches. We have also helped U.S. and international manufacturers expand in the U.S. through our full range of site selection, financial incentives procurement and other services connected with job growth and capital investment.


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