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Cary Sklaren is a litigation strategist and tactician, litigation manager, and trial lawyer, with extensive high-profile products liability, asbestos, general tort, and commercial litigation experience. He has tried products liability, asbestos, general tort and commercial lawsuits, and has counseled the management of major American and international corporations on litigation and regulatory-related issues. He also deals with issues involving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other federal regulatory agencies.

Mr. Sklaren has been involved with the development, management and implementation of national strategy and case-specific tactics for an international vehicle manufacturer in asbestos friction products litigation and served as a senior trial adviser for crashworthiness litigation. He has also served as a litigation counselor for a Japanese vehicle manufacturer. In the past, he managed Jeep CJ rollover litigation as Assistant General Counsel (Litigation) for American Motors Corporation, and Pinto and fuel tank fire litigation as a Senior Attorney for Ford Motor Company. He has also previously litigated issues involving prescription and over-the-counter drugs, devices, cosmetics, hair colorings and toiletries, and household products as Assistant Products Liability Counsel at Bristol-Myers Corporation (now Bristol-Squibb). He has represented numerous other domestic and foreign manufacturers, importers, suppliers, distributors and service business entities in state and federal litigation.

In the commercial sphere, Mr. Sklaren had acted as lead counsel for an Eastern European nation at the trial of a multi-million dollar breach of contract action.

He served as an Army Captain with the American Division in Chu Lai, Vietnam.

Mr. Sklaren was the editor of the “classic treatise on product liability law,” Frumer, Friedman and Sklaren, Products Liability and is the author of numerous products liability and litigation articles and treatise chapters. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, teaching New York Practice. He has also taught Products Liability.

Affiliations + Recognition

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV Rating)