Nancy L. Pennie
Tel: (212) 593-6795
Fax: (212) 593-6970
Nancy L. Pennie has been a member of the firm since 1997 and has served as a member of its Executive Committee. She concentrates her practice in the areas of mass tort, product liability and medical malpractice litigation. Ms. Pennie has been selected by her peers in 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers as being preeminent in her field, recognized by Super Lawyers for excellence in the area of Mass Torts and has been named by them as one of the Top Attorneys in the New York Metro area. She has extensive experience in counseling and defending clients in mass tort litigation through trial, including HIV and breast implant litigation. For the past several years, her representation has included managing the firm’s defense of asbestos litigation for Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. These lawsuits, pending in state and federal courts, have involved multiple and single-plaintiff cases, diverse circumstances of exposure, and a wide range of medical conditions, disease phobias, and medical monitoring claims. She recently obtained a defense verdict for an auto manufacturer following a 3 week asbestos trial. Most recently, Ms. Pennie has represented a group of approximately 80 subcontractors in mass litigation, pending in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, arising out of the World Trade Center Disaster site rescue, recovery and debris removal operations. She has defended numerous New York City medical centers and physicians in complex medical malpractice actions throughout her career, and tried their malpractice cases to verdict.
Ms. Pennie is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. She received her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1989, and a Bachelor of Science degree from College Misericordia in 1982. Prior to joining Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch in 1993, Ms. Pennie began her career at Bower & Gardner, then one of the largest medical malpractice defense firms in the country. A former critical care nurse, she previously worked at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and Defense Research Institute (DRI). She was also a member of the Medical Malpractice Litigation Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York.