Elizabeth M. Chiarello is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. Beth focuses her practice on the defense of companies in class action, product liability, mass tort, and other complex litigation matters. She has successfully defended cases on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including foods, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, medical device and device sterilization, pharmaceutical, electronics, financial services, and transportation. She has served as national coordinating counsel in a variety of putative nationwide class actions and mass tort lawsuits filed in federal and state courts across the country. Beth has significant trial experience and has worked all stages of class and products liability litigation, including motions to dismiss, summary judgment, all facets of discovery (including international discovery issues), Daubert motions, motions for class certification, and interlocutory and other appeals. When settlement is appropriate, Beth has also helped clients negotiate nationwide class action settlements,and has successfully defended contested and uncontested class action settlements in state and federal courts. Beth is a frequent speaker at acclaimed legal conferences with a focus on foods, beverages, supplements, and cosmetics, and she has been recognized by Law Bulletin’sLeading Lawyers,The Legal 500 US, and Lawyers for Civil Justice.
The Food, Beverage and Cosmetics Law Review provides a high-level global overview of the various legal and regulatory frameworks for food, beverage and cosmetic products. With a focus on recent developments, it examines areas such as product safety; supply chain issues (including sustainability, anti-corruption, and labour and immigration); sales and marketing; general product liability and IP laws; the role of trade organisations; and unique issues related to financing and M&A.