Kate E. Jaycox

Experience

  • Trial practice focusing on complex civil litigation, including business litigation, financial litigationpersonal injury and products liability mass tort.
  • Represent individuals and families who have been injured by the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.
  • Co-Chair, American Association for Justice Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Litigation Group
  • Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Zofran Multi-District Litigation
  • Discovery Committee and Law and Briefing Committee, Chantix Multi-District Litigation.
  • Law and Briefing Committee, DePuy ASR Multi-District Litigation.
  • Discovery Committee, DePuy Pinnacle Multi-District Litigation.
  • Active pro bono volunteer in cases involving child protection and children seeking asylum.
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Ann Montgomery, United States District Court (Fall 2003).
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Minnesota (2002-2004).

Lead the firm’s litigation representing 100+ individuals harmed by the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant. Two nationwide settlements reached thus far in the DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc, ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197): one in November 2013 valued at approximately $2.5 billion and another in March 2015 valued at approximately $420 million. Litigation ongoing.

Represented 14-year-old child in deportation proceedings. Obtained T-Visa, designed for victims of severe forms of human trafficking, in 2016. Only about 500 T-Visas are granted annually. 

Howerton v. Cargill, Inc. (D. Haw.): Representing Cargill, Incorporated in putative nationwide false-advertising class action concerning allegedly deceptive “natural” food labeling. Class settlement approved 2014. 

Argued appeal upholding trial court's decision on jurisdiction and on vacating a transfer order, In re Welfare of Children of R.A.J., 769 N.W. 2d 297 (Minn. Ct. App. July 21, 2009).

Member of trial team in Charbonneau v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc..  Represented plaintiffs in first Mirapex products liability bellwether trial.  On July 30, 2008, jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiffs for $8,279,300, including $7.8 million in punitive damages for failing to warn of risk of compulsive behaviors, including pathological gambling, from the Parkinson's drug Mirapex.  

Member of trial team in Zwayer v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc..  Represented plaintiffs in second Mirapex bellwether trial.  Case was confidentially settled prior to closing argument.

Super Lawyers 2019
Best Law Firms 2015
Super Lawyers 2014
  • Received the "Above and Beyond Award," American Association for Justice (2018)
  • Named a "Minnesota Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2018-2019)
  • Named "Member of the Year," Minnesota Association for Justice (2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020 editions)
  • Named an "Up & Coming Attorney," Minnesota Lawyer (2014)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2014, 2016)
  • Received the American Association for Justice NLD Excellence Award (2012-13 and 2013-14)
  • Named a "Minnesota Rising Star," Super Lawyers (2010-2014)
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation, Board Member (2006-present)
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Committee (2006-present)
  • Friends of the Mississippi River, Board Member (2000-2008)
  • Children's Law Center, Pro Bono Attorney
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (2004), Legal Writing Honors, Student Director, William E. McGee Civil Rights Moot Court
  • Northwestern University, B.A., History and Political Science (1996)                         
Professional Associations
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Board of Governors (2012-present); Minnesota State Delegate (2011-2013)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), Chair, Women for Justice (2009-2011); Board of Governors (2010-present); Executive Committee (2012-present); Co-Chair, Education Committee (2015-present)
  • Pulling Back the Regulatory Curtain
    American Association for Justice (AAJ) Winter Convention, Miami, Florida (February 2, 2019)
  • Top 10 to Know about Drug and Device Law
    Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 12, 2018)
  • Mass Tort/Multi-District Litigation
    Panel, Minnesota Association for Justice, Duluth, Minnesota (February 24, 2018)
  • Stockert 3T Heater Litigation
    Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 19, 2017)
  • Best Practices in Increasing Diversity at Your Firm
    American Association for Justice, Boston, Massachusetts (July 24, 2017)
  • The Backbone of the Mass Tort The Second Chair Lawyers
    American Association for Justice, Boston, Massachusetts (July 12, 2017)
  • Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Systems
    Mass Torts Made Perfect, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 28, 2017)
  • Diversity in the Law: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them Webinar
    American Association for Justice, Webinar (March 27, 2017)
  • Rapid Response Stockert 3T Heater Cooler System
    American Association for Justice, Webinar (March 2, 2017)
  • The Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Device and Litigation
    American Association for Justice Stockert 3T Litigation Group, Austin, Texas (February 14, 2017)
  • Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Litigation Update
    American Association for Justice Education, Miami, Florida (January 25, 2017)
  • Diversity Committees: Mitigating Explicit and Implicit Bias in Associate Recruitment and Retention
    American Association for Justice, Charlotte, North Carolina (November 30, 2016)
  • Emerging Litigation in Mass Torts Bravelle
    HarrisMartin, Beverly Hills, California (June 22, 2016)
  • How to Win Your Appeal at Trial
    Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 23, 2016)
  • When to or Not to Seek a Leadership Position in a Mass Tort MDL
    Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit, Boca Raton, Florida (February 26, 2016)
  • Elimination of Bias Experiences of Native Americans in the Legal System
    Panel Moderator, Minnesota Association of Justice, Duluth, Minnesota (February 19, 2016)
  • Cyberbullying a 21st Century Litigation Wave
    Robins Kaplan LLP Trial Advocacy Seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 6, 2015)
  • Understanding and Eliminating Gender and Racial Bias in Jury Trials
    CLE Co-Chair and Panel Moderator, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 23, 2015)
  • Keeping Products Liability Cases Economically Viable From Efficient Discovery to Expert Control
    American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland (July 29, 2014)
  • Understanding Punitive Damages With Attorney Perspectives on Actos
    Barclays, Webcast (May 28, 2014)
  • Top 10 to Know About Drug and Device Law
    How Not to Tank Your Case: Top 10 Things to Know About Other Areas of Law to Protect Your Clients and Your Practice, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 18, 2013)
  • Proportionality and Cost Shifting: Recent Case Law Requiring the Plaintiff to Pay
    American Association for Justice Annual Convention, San Francisco, California (July 22, 2013)
  • The New Rules of Civil Procedure Expedited Motion Practice
    Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 29, 2013)
  • Dialysis with GranuFlo and NaturaLyte: Science and Discovery Presentation
    HarrisMartin’s Dialysis Litigation Conference, Miami, Florida (November 2, 2012)
  • Insult to Injury: Legislative Restrictions on Lawsuits Involving FDA-Approved Drugs
    Minnesota Association for Justice Annual Convention, Alexandria, Minnesota (August 18, 2012)

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