Sedgwick LLP

Michael A. Tanenbaum
Chair, Emeritus

Newark, New Jersey
tel: 973.242.0002
fax: 973.242.8099


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Michael A. Tanenbaum joined Sedgwick in 2001 and served as chair of the firm from 2007 to 2015. He practices in the areas of product liability, pharmaceutical liability and environmental and toxic tort. Mr. Tanenbaum litigates and manages complex commercial and product liability litigation and has served as national product liability counsel for pharmaceutical, consumer products, building products and chemical companies, as well as for a global industrial contractor and power equipment manufacturer.

Areas of Concentration

Life Sciences; Products Liability; Mass Tort & Complex Litigation; Asbestos; Class Action; Environmental & Toxic Tort


Florida; New Jersey; New York


J.D. (1981) Boston University School of Law, cum laude
A.B. (1978) Princeton University, magna cum laude

Representative Clients

Mr. Tanenbaum has provided litigation, counseling and litigation management services for numerous leading corporations, including Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Exxon Mobil Corporation, General Electric Company, Clairol, Inc., Hoover Treated Wood Products and Foster Wheeler, LLC.