Joseph J. Krasovec III is the managing partner of Schiff Hardin and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He works with a broad spectrum of companies to control and reduce their exposure to litigation risk. Regardless of the case, his clients’ business and litigation objectives are always top of mind.
An accomplished litigator for more than 30 years, Joe has managed hundreds of cases in over 40 jurisdictions to successful resolution, whether through a negotiated settlement, mediation, arbitration, or jury trial. He performs early case assessments to determine the appropriate strategy and resources to deliver the most cost-effective outcome for his clients.
An Accomplished Litigator
Joe has first-chaired a variety of cases, from the start of discovery to trial and through the appellate courts. He has tried many high-stakes jury trials to obtain favorable verdicts for his clients to protect their brand equity. His practice focuses primarily on the defense of product liability matters, but he also has extensive experience in commercial litigation. Joe has also defeated several consumer product-related class action lawsuits alleging consumer fraud in a variety of contexts by winning motions to dismiss, summary judgment, or through denial of class certification.
A Sophisticated Adviser
In addition to trying cases before juries in courtrooms across the country, Joe counsels product manufacturers on potential liability considerations related to product labeling and false advertising, instructions, testing, and design. He also counsels manufacturers under investigation by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), both in satisfying the clients reporting obligations and working with the CPSC in structuring appropriate corrective action measures.
Specifically, Joe serves as national product liability counsel for two large consumer product manufacturers. In this role, he has successfully managed a substantial number of cases to drive down new case filings and reduce the costs associated with resolving those cases that are filed.