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Gloria Martinez Trattles

Senior Counsel

gtrattles@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2601
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Gloria Martinez Trattles is a senior counsel in the firm's Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group. For nearly two decades, her practice has focused predominantly on serving as national counsel for two multinational corporations in connection with the companies' premises liability and products liability litigation, providing strategic advice on the defense of individual cases as well as the development of broader objectives and novel approaches to the management of a nationwide docket. Gloria has deep experience with every stage of litigation, from case commencement, through discovery, to trial and appeal. She has successfully appealed several key legal issues to the intermediate appellate and highest courts of several states.

Gloria's practice also includes providing strategic advice to companies with respect to medical device litigation and trucking-related personal injury litigation.

Gloria has a robust pro bono practice, focusing predominantly on prolonged detention habeas corpus cases, immigration appeals, and third-party custody disputes.

Gloria previously practiced as a general commercial litigator in the New York offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Mayer, Brown & Platt. Immediately prior to joining the firm, she spent two years as an Acting Associate Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.

Education

  • Columbia University, B.A. (1989)
  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (1993) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York (inactive)

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"Does Bristol-Myers Squibb Apply to Nationwide Class Actions in Federal Court? The First Two Federal Circuits Weigh In," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (March 17, 2020). Contacts: Clifford J. Zatz, April Nelson Ross, Gloria Martinez Trattles
Client Alert / Newsletter
"It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: Supreme Court To Revisit the Scope of Specific Jurisdiction," Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Alert (February 3, 2020). Contacts: Clifford J. Zatz, Gloria Martinez Trattles
Client Alert / Newsletter
"SCOTUS 2018: The Impact of the Changing Face of the Nation's Highest Court on Product Liability," ABA Women in Products Liability Regional CLE Program (October 25, 2018). Speakers: Gloria Martinez Trattles, Elizabeth C. Christen, Michelle M. Burke, Jodie A. Curtis.
Speech/Presentation
"Transportation Agencies Move to Regulate Sleep Apnea," Regulatory Alert (March 10, 2016). Contacts: Scott L. Winkelman, Gloria Martinez Trattles, Linn K. Redway
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Recent Developments In Toxic Torts and Environmental Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Fall 2011). Co-Authors: Beth M. Kramer, Gloria Martinez Trattles, Jennifer E. Schlosser, April Nelson Ross, Joel D. Smith, Providence Spina, and Derek R. Mullins.
Publication
"Recent Developments In Toxic Torts and Environmental Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Winter 2011). Co-Authors: Beth M. Kramer, Scott L. Winkelman, Gloria Martinez Trattles, Jennifer E. Schlosser, April Nelson Ross, Joel D. Smith, Brandon G. Waggoner, and Brian J. Weber.
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"Baby Steps or Seismic Shifts? Recent Developments in Toxic Tort Law," ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section's Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Committee, Webinar (June 9, 2011). Moderator and Speaker: Beth Kramer, Speakers: Jennifer Schlosser, Gloria Martinez Trattles and Scott Winkelman.
Speech/Presentation
"Recent Developments In Toxic Torts and Environmental Law," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Winter 2010). Co-Authors: Beth M. Kramer, Gloria Martinez Trattles, Jessica A. Hall, Brandon G. Waggoner, Brian J. Weber, Alison L. Share, Adam Cullman, and Scott L. Winkelman.
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"Warranties," Chapter 58, Commerical Litigation in the New York State Courts (West 1995). Co-Authors: Gloria Martinez Trattles and Louis B. Kimmelman.
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