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Melissa M. Fairbrother

Senior Counsel

(415) 875-3306
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1990

B.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis, 1986

Melissa M. Fairbrother is senior counsel in Gordon & Rees' Commercial Litigation, Tort & Product Liability, and Class Action practice groups. Ms. Fairbrother has extensive experience in representing manufacturers and distributors of medical devices and pharmaceuticals including, but not limited to, products such as breast implants, orthopedic implants, vaccines, diet drugs, and various over-the-counter drugs. Although Ms. Fairbrother has a specialized expertise in medical device and pharmaceutical law, her litigation experience has also involved a variety of other matters including commercial litigation, professional liability, intellectual property and antitrust work. Ms. Fairbrother has arbitration, mediation and trial experience throughout California and has had extensive involvement in both coordinated and consolidated mass tort actions.




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