Rich Goetz defends some of the world’s best-known businesses—including pharmaceutical, medical device, computer, insurance, consumer products, and food companies—in complex, multimillion-dollar legal challenges. At the pleadings stage and at trial, he has defeated allegations of negligence, false advertising, improper labeling, defective manufacturing, and personal injury. Benchmark Litigation calls him a national “Litigation Star,” and The Legal 500: United States and Chambers USA recognize him as a “Leading Lawyer.”
Rich co-chairs O’Melveny’s Consumer Class Actions and Product Liability/Mass Tort Practices, which have been recognized by Chambers USA as leading practices for nine consecutive years. He also leads the Firm’s 200-lawyer Southern California Litigation Practice and serves on the Firm’s seven-member Executive Committee.