David McLendon has worked with the best lawyers in the country on some of the nation’s most prominent mass tort litigations.
David is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all Louisiana state courts.
His Multi-District Litigation (MDL) experience includes many high-profile cases, working with Watts Guerra, LLP, and Judge appointed leadership to represent clients in:
MDL 1873 – In re FEMA Formaldehyde Trailers – (EDLA – Engelhardt, J.)
MDL 2179 – In re BP Oil Spill – (EDLA – Barbier, J.)
MDL 2187 – In re C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System (S.D. W.V. – Goodwin, J.)
MDL 2326 – In re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System (S.D. W.V.- Goodwin, J.)
MDL 2385 – In re Pradaxa ( S.D. Ill. – Herndon, J.)
MDL 2452 – In re Incretins Mimetics (S.D. Cal. – Battaglia, J.)
MDL 2591 – In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn (D. Kan. – Lungstrum, J.)
MDL 2592 – In re Xarelto (EDLA – Fallon, J.)
MDL 2782 – In re Ethicon Physiomesh (N.D. Ga. – Story, J.)
JCCP 4955 – In re California North Bay Fire Cases (S.F. Cal. – Karnow, J.)
MDL 2875 – In re Valsartan (D. N.J. – Kugler, J.)
MDL 2885 – In re 3M Combat Arms Earplugs (N.D. Fla. – Rodgers, J.)
MDL 2913 – In re JUUL Labs, Inc. (N.D. Cal. – Orrick, W.)
MDL 2927 – In re Zantac (S.D. Fla. – Rosenberg, R.)
David’s work on MDLs has included bellwether type trial work for MDL 1873, In re: FEMA Formaldehyde; MDL 2179, In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico; and MDL 2591, In re: Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation. His trial work has included preparing lead trial counsel for cross-examination of expert witnesses, direct witnesses, and closing arguments, creating demonstratives used at trial, deposition editing for presentation in court, exhibit selection for trial, participation in jury evaluation, and witness handling and preparation.
The majority of David’s mass tort work has involved depositions, plaintiff fact sheet preparation, and document review. He has taken depositions of experts, prescribing physicians, treating physicians, corporate representatives, and defended many plaintiff clients during their deposition testimony. He has interviewed and guided plaintiffs through their plaintiff fact sheets in order to prove up their case and damages. David has used many of the electronic discovery programs, including iConect-Xera ILS, Disco, Relativity, Everlaw, Veritext, and Catalyst Insight. He has worked as a firm attorney for MDL 2592 – In re: Xarelto, working through several bellwether depositions and continuing to process all client file materials necessary to complete settlement.
He graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 2001. He obtained his Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in 1996, where he was honored on the Dean’s List, after graduating from its Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management as a Presidential Scholar in 1993.
David lives in New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife Tracy and their son Miles.