Beth S. Rose

Beth S. Rose


Beth S. Rose  is a Member of Sills Cummis & Gross, where she is Chair of the Product Liability Practice Group and a Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. She has tried complex product liability cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Rose is the lawyer to whom General Counsel turn when they need an aggressive but practical approach to “bet the company” product liability matters. Clients rely on her expertise to develop successful and cost-effective strategies consistent with their business goals. 

Ms. Rose has over 25 years of experience successfully defending complex product liability matters for a variety of regulated products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, foods, chemicals (asbestos, silica and benzene) and construction/industrial machines. She also has experience defending product liability cases which arise from clinical trials and catastrophic workplace accidents. Her practice ranges from single plaintiff cases, to state coordinated proceedings, multi-district litigation and class actions. During her career, Ms. Rose has served as national counsel to several companies, including those in the pharmaceutical, medical device and contract research organization spaces, defending mass tort litigation. She has also served as New Jersey counsel to entities defending complex product liability claims in New Jersey’s Multi-County Litigation system.

Ms. Rose also serves as New Jersey counsel to generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman and related intellectual property litigation. She regularly appears in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in such matters and is knowledgeable regarding the local patent rules established by the court.

Ms. Rose also has experience managing e-discovery in complex product liability and mass tort litigation for domestic and international companies. She conducts investigations and counsels clients on e-discovery issues as appropriate.  

Ms. Rose is a member of DRI’s Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee. She is a Master and Board Member of the Morris Pashman Inn of Court in Bergen County. She serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and leads the Sills Women’s Initiative.

Ms. Rose’s experience has earned her recognition in numerous industry publications. She has been highly ranked in Chambers USA® Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business* since 2008. The 2016 edition reported that Ms. Rose is “‘very knowledgeable and thorough,’ adding ‘She felt like a business partner to us when working through problems.’” She was selected for inclusion in the 2015 NJBIZ “Best 50 Women in Business” list, the 2014-2021 editions of Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* and in the 2014-2020 editions of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation: The Definitive Guide to the Leading Female Attorneys in the US®*.    

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


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Rankings & Recognition

Award for Outstanding Advocacy from Medmarc 2015 and 2019

Benchmark Litigation: America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys®* 2014-2020

Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation: The Definitive Guide to the Leading Female Litigation Attorneys in the US®* 2014-2020

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2005-2021, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Commercial Litigation, Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®*  2008-2020, New Jersey Litigation: Products Liability

Expert Guides: Guide to the Best of the Best USA®*  2010-2020, (Top 30) Product Liability

Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law®*  2010-2020, Product Liability

Law360®* “10 Most Admired Product Liability Attorneys” in the Nation 2010

LMG Life Sciences®* “Life Sciences Star” 2012-2020

Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

NJBIZ®*  Best 50 Women in Business 2015

New Jersey Law Journal®* "New Jersey Trailblazers" 2020

New Jersey Law Journal®* "Top Women in the Law" 2018

New Jersey Law Journal®  “One of the Outstanding Lawyers among Women and Minorities” 2003

New Jersey Law Journal®* “40 Under 40” 2002

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2005-2020, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense; Personal Injury – Products: Defense

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “The Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” 2009-2015

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* “Top 100 Super Lawyers” 2011

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers®* 2012-2020

Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences: Product Liability®* 2017-2020

Ms. Rose has been quoted on the front page of the Business Section of New Jersey’s The Star-Ledger regarding her approach to handling complex cases.


Professional Affiliations

Member, DRI
— Member, Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section/Class Action Committee
Co-Chair, Mass Tort Subcommittee of the Class Action Committee (June 2000 – April 2005)
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
— Member, Product Liability Section
Member, The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Member, Essex County Bar Association
— Chair, Product Liability Subcommittee (June 2000 – July 2002)
Morris Pashman Inn of Court 
— Board Member (June 2004 – present)
— Master (September 2004 – present)
— Barrister (September 2002 – September 2004)
Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Community Affiliations

Board Member, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey