Rachele Sokolis focuses on complex pharmaceutical litigation. This includes the defense of companies in multidistrict litigation and statewide coordinated proceedings. Rachele has experience drafting various court submissions, including dispositive motions; assisting with the factual development of the "company case"; preparing corporate designees and expert witnesses for depositions; and taking fact witness depositions. Rachele has helped develop the defense strategy in an MCL involving thousands of plaintiffs, and her direct oversight of plaintiff-specific discovery responses has resulted in dismissals of nearly 2,000 plaintiffs for non-compliance with discovery orders. She attends case management conferences and has successfully argued various motions to dismiss.
In addition to her work on large-scale, consolidated pharmaceutical cases, Rachele has defended clients in individual cases pending in state and federal courts. Her work in this area includes drafting motions and jury instructions.