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HARRIS POGUST

Chairman

MARC KRESTIN

Partner

LISA LUNT

Partner

ANA CAROLINA SALOMÃO

Partner

TONY VERMEULEN

Partner

ALISON WEBB

Partner

TONY WINTERBURN

Partner

CHRIS NEILL

Global Legal Services Director

TOM AINSWORTH

Legal Director

CÉLINE BARNWELL

Legal Director – International Group Claims

TAYLOR BURGESS

Legal Director

JEREMY EVANS

Legal Director – International Group Claims

PETE GALLAGHER

Legal Director

MATTHEW NEWBOULD

Legal Director (Consumer and Medical Product Liability)

CATHERINE QUARINI

Medico-Legal Director

DOMINIC SWALLOW

Legal Costs Director

JADE WEINER

Legal Director

RICHARD HILL

Chief Technology Officer | Chief Marketing Officer

JASH RADIA

Global Chief Financial Officer

SIMON ALCOCK

Director of Public Affairs

MARC BOELENS

Business Operations Manager

HARRY FOX

Head of Client Services

JORDAN LEE

Global Director of Business Development

CHRIS PORTON

Chief Information Security Officer

MICHAEL BURKE

Senior Associate

ROBERTA CARNEIRO

Senior Associate

JOSHUA KUSHNER

Senior Associate

JESSICA PINEDA

Senior Associate

SARAH SAMUEL

Senior Associate

MELISSA FERRARI

Attorney at Law

YARA ALI-ADIB

Associate

EDMUND BENTSI-ENCHILL

Associate

EILIDH BEVERIDGE

Associate

CAROLINA BATISTA

Associate

ROISIN COYLE

Associate

JACK DAHLSEN

Associate

HUGO DUPREE

Associate

PRIYANKA GLADSON

Associate

PHOEBE GUNPUTH

Associate

ROMONA HARDING

Associate

DANIEL HARRISON

Associate

ABIGAIL HEDGES

Lawyer (UK Qualified)

EMILY HEWLETT

Associate

FELIPE HOTTA

Associate

MATTHEW HUNT

Associate

MEGAN LAFFERTY

Associate

GLADUELA LAWRENCE

Associate

VIOLA MACRELLI

Associate

SUNILA MASIH

Associate

THAIS MELLO

Associate

JORDYN MITZMAN

Associate

CARMINE MONTEROSSI

Associate

EMMA O'BRIEN

Associate

ANNA MOON

Associate

CELINE O'DONOVAN

Associate

BRUNA OLIVEIRA

Associate

OKECHUKWU ORISAKWE

Associate

DILAN OZDEMIR

Associate Foreign Qualified (Australia)

ZACHARY POGUST

Associate

GEORGINA POWER

Associate

HARNITA RAI

Associate

GRACE SMITH

Associate

JANICE TANG

Associate

ALEX TYERMAN

Associate

JOSHUA TARRANT-WINDT

Associate

OLGA VAN ERP TAALMAN KIP

Associate

KRISTEN VARALLO

Associate

VIRGINIA ZARIN

Associate

DANIEL MALCOLM

Legal Research Associate

ELEONORE BUISSON

Trainee Solicitor

PAUL HUDSON

Trainee Solicitor

THAIS FERREIRA

Legal Counsel

SHEREHAN ABDELMOTI

Paralegal

ALI BOZOGLU

Paralegal

KATHERINE BYRNE

Paralegal

LARA CAHILL

Paralegal

TACY MATIAS CORREIA

Paralegal

LAVINIA SPIESS

Litigation Paralegal

GIULIA URZINO

Paralegal

PAULINE HUNTER

Case Nurse

GUY JOHNSON

Head of Quality and Client Policy

TOMOKO LANGTRY

Client Services Quality Co-ordinator

FELIPE NOBREGA

Client Services Quality Coordinator

RENEE HANCEL

Client Care Apprentice

TOM CROW

Financial Accountant

IBRAHIM ENGIN

Accounts Payable Manager

MICHAEL POPE

Assistant Accountant

RAJ KHATRI

IT Support Engineer

YLLKA JASHARAJ

IT Support Engineer

MAISOUN AHMAD

HR Administrator

CHANELLE NICHOLS

HR Administrator

LAUREN VEEVERS

Media Manager

KARYSS ACTON

Programme Manager

LEILA-ZOE MEZOUGHI

Business Process Architect

SAFIA SYED

Digital Marketing Apprentice

LUCIE ESPEZEL-BENTLEY

Administrative Apprentice

TOM GOODHEAD
Managing Partner | CEO

Tom graduated from the University of Oxford, Magdalen College, with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He also holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Education Policy from the University of Cambridge, Clare College.

Tom subsequently qualified as a Barrister, graduating from City University, London and the University of Law. 

Since being called to the Bar in 2010, Tom has dedicated his career to representing the interests of individuals from all around the world in litigation against some of the world’s most powerful companies. 

He is currently litigating two of the largest group litigations in UK legal history (claims against BHP and Volkswagen) and, over the course of his career, he has successfully recovered tens of millions of pounds in settlements and verdicts. 

Passionate about business and human rights, Tom believes that whilst capitalism is the world’s most powerful tool to lift people out of poverty, transnational corporations must be held to account for violations of the environmental, social, and competitive orders. 

Tom has a love for the country of Brazil and its people. He initiated the Fundão Dam litigation and has been travelling to Brazil numerous times to meet with current and potential claimants. He finds the state of Minas Gerais, with its landscape scattered with the scars of the extractive industries, reminiscent of his upbringing at the foot of the SIrhowy Valley in Pontymister, Wales. 

Alicia

ALICIA ALINIA
Partner | Chief Operating Officer

Alicia Alinia serves on the firm’s Global Board and provides leadership and strategic vision with over 20 years in the legal sector. She is responsible for driving results, facilitating growth and increasing the overall efficiency across multiple jurisdictions with an uncompromising commitment to improving client experience.   

Alicia started her career as a litigator having been involved in a number of high-profile cases representing institutional and individual clients. She moved into Executive leadership with a specific specialism in transformation & change, culture change,  performance improvement, restructuring & turnaround.  

Alicia is an experienced public speaker and media commentator across tv, local and international news. 

Mike Daly

MIKE DALY

Partner

Mike Daly is the Managing Partner of Pogust Goodhead’s Philadelphia office.  

Mike joined Pogust Millrood (which would later become Pogust Goodhead) in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a healthcare litigation lawyer in a large Philadelphia-based defense firm where he represented medical facilities and healthcare professionals in civil liability cases.

At Pogust Goodhead, Mike represents individuals throughout the country in class action and mass tort claims involving consumer fraud, environmental harm, defective medical devices, and harmful pharmaceuticals. Mike spent his first several years at Pogust Goodhead serving as bellwether counsel in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Mentor pelvic mesh, GranuFlo dialysate, and Zofran birth injury MDLs.  Mike also has managed the firm’s Roundup herbicide litigation and represents hundreds of plaintiffs in their pursuit for justice against the manufacturer of Roundup, Monsanto.

Currently, Mike is serving as lead counsel on behalf of hundreds of individuals in the Injectafer intravenous iron lawsuits pending in Philadelphia state and federal court.   

Mike and his team at Pogust Goodhead commenced and have led the Injectafer lawsuits since their inception in 2018. 

Mike is also heavily involved in the litigation involving certain hernia mesh products and serves as the Co-Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Hernia Mesh Litigation Group. He has been appointed to leadership positions in both the Bard Davol Hernia Mesh Litigation that has been coordinated in Rhode Island state court (Plaintiff’s Steering Committee), and continues in his Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee leadership role in the Ethicon Physiomesh, Proceed, and Prolene Hernia System (PHS) multicounty litigation mass torts that involve thousands of plaintiffs injured by Ethicon’s products.   

Mike also leads the firm’s efforts in the Abbott formula recall and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) litigations, as well as the Elmiron vision loss litigation that is pending in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  Mike’s efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in recovery for our firm’s clients.

Since our US firm’s evolution into an international law firm with offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Brazil, Mike is busy building products liability litigations on behalf of claimants worldwide, and often relies on the expertise and experience built during his career as a US litigator.  In addition to litigating, Mike also serves as a guest speaker on mass torts and products liability matters at seminars both stateside and internationally.  Mike has lectured frequently at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) conventions, Harris Martin conventions, and even internationally at a litigation conference held at Oxford University.    

On a more informal note, Mike was born, raised, and educated in Pennsylvania and has spent most of his life in the greater Philadelphia region. He is a proud 2007 graduate of Penn State and 2010 graduate of the Villanova School of Law.  In his ever-dwindling spare time, Mike remains an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and a supporter of the Penn State Alumni Association.  Of course, Mike’s favorite time is spent away from work with his wife, son, and dog! 

James Barry
JAMES BARRY
Partner

James A. Barry is a partner with Pogust Goodhead where he concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation. Mr. Barry predominantly handles cases involving environmental contamination, mass torts, and class/collective actions involving data breaches, consumer fraud and employee wage theft. Mr. Barry has been involved in a number of notable consumer decisions in New Jersey including:

Martinez-Santiago v. Public Storage, 28 F. Supp. 3d 500 (D.N.J. 2014)

Martinez-Santiago v. Public Storage, 312 F.R.D. 380 (D.N.J. 2015)

Johnson v. Wynn’s Extended Care, 635 Fed. Appx. 59 (3d Cir. 2015)

Castro v. Sovran Self Storage, 114 F. Supp. 3d 204 (D.N.J. 2015)

Morgan v. Sanford Brown Institute, 225 N.J. 289 (2016)

Roach v. BM Motoring LLC, 228 N.J. 163 (2017)

Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc., 231 N.J. 24 (2017)

Mellet v. Aquasid, LLC. 452 N.J. Super 23 (App. Div. 2017)

Spade v. Select Comfort, 232 N.J. 504 (2018)

Moore v. Atlantic County, 2018 WL 4354304 (App. Div. 2018)

Kernahan v. Home Warranty Administrator of Florida, Inc., 236 N.J. 301 (2019)

James also currently serves on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committees for In Re Physiomesh Litigation (Flexible Composite Mesh), MCL 627; In re Proceed Mesh Litigation (Proceed Surgical Mesh and Proceed Ventral Patch Hernia Mesh), MCL 630; and In re Prolene Hernia System Mesh Litigation, MCL 633, currently pending in Atlantic County Superior Court. He has also served on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee in In re Experian Data Breach Litigation (C.D. Cal) and In re Yapstone Data Breach Litigation (N.D.Cal).

James is the past co-chair of the consumer protection law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2018-2019) and has previously served as the co-chair of the consumer law committee for the New Jersey Association for Justice (2016-2018).  He is also the co-author, along with United States Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, of the New Jersey Class Actions chapter of the New Jersey ICLE’s Mass Torts & Class Actions Treatise.

James received his law degree cum laude from Rutgers School of Law – Camden. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

Ian Berg serves as a Partner in the firm’s Global Securities Litigation Department, as the head of U.S. Securities Litigation. Ian is an experienced litigator who has represented institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals in U.S. securities class actions and direct actions, leading to the recovery over $4 billion in losses due to alleged fraud and misrepresentations. Ian has strong skills in all aspects of complex litigation, including developing and implementing redress strategies, leading litigation and discovery, and negotiating favorable resolutions. Ian has argued successfully before federal courts throughout the United States, including U.S. Federal District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeal.
 
Ian has favorably resolved several U.S. securities class actions while serving as the Court-appointed Lead Counsel, and a number of individual direct actions while serving as the lead litigator on behalf of notable institutional investors and various types of funds. Ian also played an important role on the litigation teams prosecuting some of the largest securities fraud cases brought on behalf of investors in the United States, including the “IPO Securities Litigation” action that encompassed more than 300 companies and 50 investment banks involved in a massive scandal related to IPO practices in the ear