National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees
Yvonne M. Flaherty
Yvonne M. Flaherty focuses her practice on the representation of injured parties in complex litigation against pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, as well as class actions involving a variety of consumer and product defect claims. She has been appointed to serve as lead counsel in consolidated claims against national medical device manufacturers and serves on several plaintiff steering committees on behalf of thousands of claimants in multi-district litigation nationwide. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences concerning medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, including topics on mass tort litigation, preemption, electronic discovery, and the learned intermediary doctrine. Ms. Flaherty is an AAJ PAC Eagle contributor, and she serves on numerous AAJ committees including the NCA Board of Trustees, a past co-chair of the Electronic Discovery Committee, and is a past chair of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. She also serves on the Minnesota Association for Justice Board of Governors and Executive Committee and is a member of the Minnesota State, Hennepin County, and Federal Bar Associations. Ms. Flaherty, an AAJ Leaders Forum member, is a partner with Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP, which is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.