Beth S. Rose

Beth S. Rose


As seen in the 2014 Chambers USA® Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, “Beth Rose is a skilled product liability attorney with a national profile.  Sources praise her for being 'a very strategic thinker who is extremely thorough and doesn't let anything slip through the cracks.' She is particularly known for her expertise in the pharmaceutical sector."

Beth S. Rose is nationally known for her defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex product liability and mass tort litigation. She is the lawyer to whom General Counsel turn when they need an aggressive but practical approach to “bet the company” product liability matters. Clients rely on her expertise to develop successful and cost-effective strategies consistent with their business goals. Through her efforts, clients have obtained dismissals and prevailed at trial.

Ms. Rose developed her expertise in product liability matters in the late 1980s when she successfully defended a medical device manufacturer in a number of AIDS needle stick and AIDS phobia claims. She has served as national counsel to several pharmaceutical and medical device companies defending mass tort litigation including claims relating to pelvic mesh products, PPA, latex gloves and a generic form of Accutane. She also led the defense of a contract research organization defending claims against a new class of antibiotics. She has successfully defended matters involving a variety of medical devices, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals and industrial machines, as well as asbestos, mask respirator, silica and benzene claims.

Ms. Rose also has experience handling personal injury, consumer fraud and medical monitoring class actions. She successfully represented a pharmaceutical company in a putative nationwide class action involving an anti-arrhythmic cardiac drug. She served as co-chair of the Mass Tort Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section’s Class Action Committee.

Ms. Rose is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the Product Liability Practice Group.  She was also elected to the Firm’s Management Committee.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1987
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1992


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Rankings & Recognition

  • Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* 2014-2015
  • Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation: The Definitive Guide to the Leading Female Litigation Attorneys in the US®* 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2005-2015, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants and Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®*  2008-2014, New Jersey Litigation: Products Liability
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the Best of the Best USA®*  2014, top 30 product liability practitioners in the U.S.
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law®*  2013-2014, Product Liability
  • Law360’s®* “10 Most Admired Product Liability Attorneys” in the Nation 2010
  • LMG Life Sciences®* “Life Sciences Star” 2012-2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating
  • NJBIZ®* Best 50 Women in Business 2015
  • New Jersey Law Journal’s®* “One of the Outstanding Lawyers among Women and Minorities” 2003
  • New Jersey Law Journal’s®* “40 Under 40” 2002
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2015, Class Action/Mass Torts and Personal Injury – Products: Defense
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “The Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” 2009-2015
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “Top 100 Super Lawyers” 2011
  • Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers®* 2012-2015
  • Ms. Rose has been quoted on the front page of the Business Section of New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger regarding her approach to handling complex cases.
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Professional Affiliations

Member, DRI
— Member, Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section/Class Action Committee
Co-Chair, Mass Tort Subcommittee of the Class Action Committee (June 2000 – April 2005)
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
— Member, Product Liability Section
Member, Essex County Bar Association
— Chair, Product Liability Subcommittee (June 2000 – July 2002)
Morris Pashman Inn of Court 
— Board Member (June 2004 – present)
— Master (September 2004 – present)
— Barrister (September 2002 – September 2004)
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Community Affiliations

Board Member, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey