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Wendi J. Frisch


Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2000
B.A., cum laude, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 1984
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California

Wendi J. Frisch


Wendi J. Frisch defends clients in products liability cases in state and federal court, with an emphasis on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors. She defends her clients in individual lawsuits, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation, having served as both national and regional counsel on behalf of her clients.

In court, Wendi has defended manufacturers and distributors of prescription and non-prescription medications and supplements, cardiopulmonary bypass machines, heart valves, microcatheters, bronchial stents, cochlear implants, cold therapy products, pain pumps, lasers, dermal fillers, transdermal patches, robotic surgical devices, ophthalmic viscoelastic products, contact lens solutions, and wheelchairs. Wendi has also represented component part suppliers, bulk material suppliers, and manufacturers in cases involving gym equipment, asbestos, and chemical exposure.

As a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S (CIPP/US), Wendi provides strategic advice to clients regarding regulatory and discovery compliance, including negotiations with governmental agencies regarding responses to FDA audit reports and Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests. She also counsels clients regarding complex records preservation and collection issues, litigation holds, e-discovery (ESI), and records management and privacy practices.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims against the manufacturer of a surgically implanted Class III medical device, based on federal preemption in federal court.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of all claims against the manufacturer of a robotic surgical device, based on statute of limitations in California state court
  • Obtained dismissal of all fraud claims against the distributor of a prescription pharmaceutical in multidistrict litigation.
Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. (CIPP/US)
USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal, member (1998-1999)
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Practice Areas
Areas of Emphasis
Product Liability