Beth S. Rose
is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, where she is Chair of the Product Liability Practice Group and a Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. She has tried complex product liability cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Rose 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.
Ms. Rose has over 25 years of experience successfully defending complex product liability matters for a variety of regulated products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, foods, chemicals (asbestos, silica and benzene) and construction/industrial machines. She also has experience defending product liability cases which arise from clinical trials and catastrophic workplace accidents. Her practice ranges from single plaintiff cases, to state coordinated proceedings, multi-district litigation and class actions. During her career, Ms. Rose has served as national counsel to several companies, including those in the pharmaceutical, medical device and contract research organization spaces, defending mass tort litigation. She has also served as New Jersey counsel to entities defending complex product liability claims in New Jersey’s Multi-County Litigation system.
Ms. Rose also serves as New Jersey counsel to generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman and related intellectual property litigation. She regularly appears in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in such matters and is knowledgeable regarding the local patent rules established by the court.
Ms. Rose also has experience managing e-discovery in complex product liability and mass tort litigation for domestic and international companies. She conducts investigations and counsels clients on e-discovery issues as appropriate.
Ms. Rose is a member of DRI’s Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee. She is a Master and Board Member of the Morris Pashman Inn of Court in Bergen County. She serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and leads the Sills Women’s Initiative.
Ms. Rose’s experience has earned her recognition in numerous industry publications. She has been highly ranked in Chambers USA® Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business* since 2008. The 2016 edition reported that Ms. Rose is “‘very knowledgeable and thorough,’ adding ‘She felt like a business partner to us when working through problems.’” She was selected for inclusion in the 2015 NJBIZ “Best 50 Women in Business” list, the 2014-2022 editions of Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* and in the 2014-2021 editions of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation: The Definitive Guide to the Leading Female Attorneys in the US®*. (See Rankings & Recognition section below.)