Michelle M. Bufano Joins Patterson Belknap as a Partner

August 15, 2016

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Michelle M. Bufano has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department.  Ms. Bufano has represented major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex products liability and mass tort litigation for 15 years, including class actions, multi-district litigations and coordinated proceedings in state courts.  She has represented clients in litigations involving prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as a wide range of medical devices, including catheters, feeding tubes, as well as hip and knee implants.  

John Winter, Chair of the Firm’s Products Liability practice stated, “Michelle’s substantial experience in pharmaceutical and medical device products liability litigation will further strengthen our practice.  Michelle has an excellent track record and significant courtroom experience that will be of great value to our clients.”

Firm Co-Chair and Managing Partner Lisa E. Cleary stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Michelle to the Firm.  Not only does she bring outstanding litigation skills, but also a commitment to her community and the legal profession consistent with our Firm’s core values.”

Ms. Bufano was a law clerk to the Honorable Martin L. Greenberg in the New Jersey Superior Court.  She received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review. She received her B.A., cum laude, from Wellesley College.