George R. Talarico

George R. Talarico


George R. Talarico is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation, Mass Tort and Product Liability Practice Groups. He has a broad range of experience representing clients in commercial litigation, including toxic torts, product liability and commercial disputes. Mr. Talarico has served as national counsel for the defense of product liability actions and has been selected to serve as an arbitrator in high-profile environmental and product liability disputes.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Talarico was a partner at Locke Lord, where he was the Managing Partner of the Morristown, New Jersey office as well as a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and a partner at Thacher Proffitt & Wood. Before Mr. Talarico became a lawyer, he spent eight years in the construction engineering field, including a six-year stint with industry leader Turner Construction.

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Representative Matters

  • Served as national coordinating counsel for an international company’s product liability cases. In this capacity he led a team of attorneys and local counsel lawyers which was awarded a defense verdict in March 2016.
  • Represents clients in cosmetic talc litigation.

  • Represents clients in pelvic mesh/gynecare litigation.

  • Served as a member of the national team that represented W.R. Grace & Co. in asbestos in buildings litigation.

  • Represented a client who was defrauded by a Ponzi scheme and assisted in recovering some of the client’s lost monies.

  • Resolved a fraud and abuse of process litigation brought against an out-of-state law firm in the District of New Jersey.

  • Served as an arbitrator in an action concerning environmental contamination and cleanup associated with the collapse of the World Trade Center.

  • Served as an arbitrator in a product defect dispute involving train door closing devices on the London Underground.

  • Represented a specialty chemical and materials company in multiple claims alleging property damage and contamination.

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1989
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1989




Member, American Bar Association
— Member, Dispute Resolution Section
— Member, Environment, Energy and Resources Section
Member, Litigation Section
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Environmental Law Section
Member, Product Liability and Toxic Tort Section
— Member, Construction and Public Contact Law Section
Member, Dispute Resolution Section
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Torts Section
Member, Commercial Litigation Section
— Member, Environmental Law Section
— Member, Construction Law Section
Member, DRI
Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Member, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee
— Member, Product Liability Committee
Member, Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee
— Member, Business Litigation Committee