简介

Blake litigates, advises and assesses risk on behalf of clients in complex litigation, including product liability and mass torts, as a member of the firm’s nationally ranked product liability group. Blake has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in the life sciences, compressed and natural gas, and construction sectors. Particularly, he collaborates with teams to represent drug and device clients to protect and defend their life-changing products.

Product Liability Litigation Expertise

Blake has experience taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions (including Daubert, summary judgment and appellate briefs), representing clients at oral arguments and hearings, and negotiating.

Blake represents clients at all phases of litigation, from pre-suit negotiations through trial and appeal.

Past Experience

During law school, Blake completed two legal internships in the Northern District of New York. Blake also gained legal experience participating in Notre Dame Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic where he counseled clients on intellectual property related issues before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

资质

执业资格

Ohio
Illinois

出庭资格

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

教育

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (2015)

Saint Bonaventure University
B.A. Cum laude (2012)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Litigation Financing & Investment Forum
    Panelist, Insight Exchange Network, October 2018
  • Smart Medical Devices
    Guest lecturer, UCLA Law School, April 2018
  • The 'Rules' of Cross-Examination: When to Break Them and How They Can Save the Universe as We Know It
    Co-presenter, Faegre Baker Daniels CLE, Chicago, June 2017
  • Novel Damage Theories
    Chapter Nine co-editor, Defending Pesticides in Litigation, 2018 Edition 
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting a Drug or Device Expert Deposition
    Co-author, Trial Practice Newsletter, ABA's Section of Litigation, Fall 2017

领导力和社区

无偿服务

  • Assisted local church with fundraising activities

职业协会

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

市民活动

  • Relay for Life — Team member, 2007-13

荣誉

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
  • University of Notre Dame Law School — Jon Krupnick Award for Excellence in the Art of Trial Advocacy, 2015
  • Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Trial Team
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