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Mike Imbroscio represents clients in the life sciences industry facing complex litigation challenges. He serves as co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Tort practice and has been recognized by Chambers for his strategic leadership skills and “the wisdom and judgment he brings” to resolving clients’ problems. A fierce advocate for increasing the diversity of the legal profession, Mr. Imbroscio led the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts for five years, overseeing a strategic restructuring and reinvigoration of the firm's engagement on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

  • Counsel for Bayer in Mirena product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in Pradaxa product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in Accutane products liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in Cymbalta and Cialis product liability litigation.
  • Counsel for Genentech in Avastin, Lucentis, and Rituxan product liability litigation.
  • Representation of HCA in commercial health care insurance dispute.
  • Successful representation of Eli Lilly & Company in significant commercial dispute with a business partner.
  • Regularly advises clients on drug safety, Daubert, preemption, innovator liability, and learned intermediary issues as they impact the branded pharmaceutical industry.
  • Representation of numerous branded pharmaceutical and device clients facing civil, criminal, and Congressional inquiries into their promotional, manufacturing, and compliance activities.
  • Frequent preparation of amicus briefs for life sciences trade groups on issues impacting the branded pharmaceutical industry.

Pro Bono

  • Counsel for individual released after over 40 years of incarceration on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel and newly available DNA evidence.
  • Regularly represents indigent criminal defendants, including multiple armed robbery prosecutions and narcotics and firearms possession matters.
  • Successfully overturning a decade-old conviction in United States v. Bragdon because of false testimony presented by the FBI Agent who examined evidence in the case, one of the first reversals in the nation arising from the FBI Laboratory misconduct scandal.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Covington & Burling Public School Project, President

Previous Experience

  • The White House, Associate Counsel to the President (1997-1999)
  • Office of the Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice, Intern (1993)
  • Am Law Litigation Daily, "Litigator of the Week" (4/9/2015)   
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Products Liability & Mass Torts (2014-2019)
  • Law360, Product Liability MVP (2016, 2012)
  • Legal 500 US, Product Liability & Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices (2012-2017)
  • LMG Life Sciences, “Life Science Star” (2019) 
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Products: Defense (2013-2019)
  • Washingtonian, Civil Defense "Top Lawyer" (2018)
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence (2012-2016)