Cynthia Cwik

Stanford University

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Stanford University


Cindy Cwik is a partner with the San Diego office of Jones Day. She has extensive experience in complex litigation and class actions, including mass tort and product liability cases, consumer class actions, and environmental and securities cases. She has represented clients in multidistrict litigation proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and trials. She has been selected seven times as a California "Top Female Litigator" by The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal. Cindy has considerable experience with scientific issues and expert witnesses, and she has had significant victories in high-profile matters involving scientific issues. She was featured in a front page article in The San Diego Daily Transcript, which described how her attention to scientific detail led to courtroom success. In one case, Cindy won motions to exclude the testimony of five of the plaintiffs' experts and had the claims of all of the trial plaintiffs dismissed. A journalist described Cindy as "formidable" and "the mastermind behind the team's savvy attack." The journalist added that Cindy's "step-by-step dismantling of [plaintiffs'] case was a study in discipline and focus." In another case, after a three-week evidentiary hearing on the science issues, she won motions to exclude the testimony of all seven of plaintiffs' medical causation experts and won summary judgment with regard to the claims of the 14 trial plaintiffs Cindy is the current Chair of the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association and the Co-Editor of the ABA publication Scientific Evidence Review. She previously served as President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Cindy is a frequent lecturer and has made presentations to many organizations, including the Association of General Counsel and the National Judicial College.


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