• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Tulane University Law School
      J.D., cum laude, 2006; Symposium/Managing Editor, Tulane Law Review
    • Cornell University
      B.A. in Government and Science & Technology Studies, 2003
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • Louisiana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • New York
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Eldon E. Fallon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Jeremy T. Grabill

Jeremy Grabill practices in the areas of commercial litigation and admiralty litigation, with a particular focus on products liability, mass torts, multidistrict litigation and other complex cases. He is also a frequent contributor to the scholarly literature in these fields. Mr. Grabill has recently represented defendants in several prominent mass tort litigations, including the In re World Trade Center Disaster Site litigation in the Southern District of New York and the In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has also represented a variety of chemical and energy industry defendants in toxic tort personal injury cases in Louisiana state and federal courts.

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Jeremy Grabill practices in the areas of commercial litigation and admiralty litigation, with a particular focus on products liability, mass torts, multidistrict litigation and other complex cases. He is also a frequent contributor to the scholarly literature in these fields. Mr. Grabill has recently represented defendants in several prominent mass tort litigations, including the In re World Trade Center Disaster Site litigation in the Southern District of New York and the In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has also represented a variety of chemical and energy industry defendants in toxic tort personal injury cases in Louisiana state and federal courts.

Before joining Phelps Dunbar, Mr. Grabill was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana, during which time Judge Fallon presided over the In re Vioxx Products Liability multidistrict litigation. 

Experience

  • Represented several of the so-called “emergency responder” and “clean-up responder” defendants in the multidistrict litigation concerning the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Defended an international project management and construction firm against respiratory injury claims in the mass tort litigation that arose from the clean-up operations at the World Trade Center site in New York following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • Represented various chemical and energy companies in toxic tort personal injury litigation involving claims of harmful environmental and/or workplace exposure.
  • Defended an international textile company against claims by the United States government under the False Claims Act.

Insights

Publications
  • "The Pesky Persistence of Class Action Tolling in Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation," 74 Louisiana L. Rev. 433 (2014)
  • "Judicial Review of Private Mass Tort Settlements," 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 123 (2012)
  • Co-Author, "Is Global Warming an Actionable Tort?", National Law Journal (April 12, 2010)
  • Co-Author, "Update on CAFA's Impact on Corporate Defendants," ABA In-House Litigator – The Journal of the Committee on Corporate Counsel (Spring 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Pharmaceutical Litigation Is Not Dead, But Neither Is Preemption," Andrews Pharmaceutical Litigation Reporter (April 2009)
  • Co-Author, "A Growing Danger on the Horizon for Companies Doing Business Internationally: Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (Feb. 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation," 82 Tul. L. Rev. 2323 (2008)
  • Co-Author, Foreword, "Symposium: Class Actions in the Gulf South and Beyond," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 1591 (2006)
  • "Multistate Class Actions Properly Frustrated by Choice-of-Law Complexities: The Role of Parallel Litigation in the Courts," 80 Tul. L. Rev. 299 (2005)
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, "Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation's MDL Laboratory," Louisiana Law Review Symposium (2013)
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Tulane Law Review Alumni Association
  • Tulane Inn of Court

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars