Geoffrey Wyatt represents clients in mass tort and other aggregate litigation, with an emphasis on appellate litigation. He defends companies as part of a team that focuses on global litigation strategy and law and motions practice in coordinated proceedings in federal and state courts.

Bio

Mr. Wyatt has represented an array of companies in proceedings involving medical and industrial products at both the trial and appellate levels.

His experience spans a range of different cases. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Wyatt has been successful in securing appellate victories in several cases for his clients, including at the interlocutory stage, often establishing new precedents that bear favorably on related cases in ongoing coordinated proceedings.

Mr. Wyatt also has extensive experience handling expert motion issues. He has developed strategies for defeating highly complex but speculative and unscientific theories and disrupting mass proceedings. He also has worked with defense experts to develop reports and prepare for depositions in order to implement those strategies, taking a lead role in drafting motions both for and in opposition to the exclusion of expert testimony.

He also has participated in the day-to-day management of multidistrict proceedings encompassing tens of thousands of cases. Mr. Wyatt has represented clients in several bellwether mass tort personal injury suits as part of a law and motions team. And Mr. Wyatt has defended against several civil enforcement proceedings brought by various governments under consumer-protection and Medicaid-fraud laws, among others.

Mr. Wyatt publishes frequently on matters relevant to his practice, including on issues relating to multidistrict litigation and class action procedure, among other things. In 2013, he received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, which recognizes excellence in legal scholarship.

Mr. Wyatt also devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono service.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2004
  • A.B., Michigan State University, 1999

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2004-2005)

Geoffrey M. Wyatt

Counsel, Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation
geoffrey.wyatt@skadden.com