R. Michael Riecken is an Associate in the Sills Cummis
& Gross Litigation and Product Liability Practice Groups. Mr. Riecken focuses his practice on the
defense of manufacturers in products liability litigation, with an emphasis on
pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer product matters. He has experience litigating a variety of
complex matters in both state and federal courts, including multidistrict and
multicounty litigation. Prior to joining
the Firm, Mr. Riecken was a key member of several successful trial teams. In one products liability bellwether trial, Mr.
Riecken had a significant role in preparing the direct and cross examination of
fact and expert witnesses, Daubert
motions, trial briefs, and motions in limine, and helped secure a substantial
verdict for his client.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Riecken
served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen M. Williams in the United States
District Court for the District of New Jersey and as a law clerk for the
Honorable Joseph L. Yannotti in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate
Division. He also worked as an associate
attorney at a nationally recognized complex civil litigation boutique.