Portland, Maine – Global law firm Dentons has announced the addition of litigator Chad Higgins as a partner in its Portland commercial litigation practice. With over 20 years of experience in product liability, mass tort, and environmental cases, Higgins brings valuable expertise to the firm.
Higgins has a strong track record representing clients in federal and state courts across the United States. His client roster includes food and beverage, energy, consumer products, pharmaceutical companies, and higher education institutes. Notably, he has represented businesses involved in litigation related to per-and-polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) and groundwater contamination linked to a discontinued petrol additive called methyl tertiary butyl ether.
Beyond litigation, Higgins also advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues involving federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration. He is well-versed in California’s Prop 65 and has dealt with consumer class actions centered around marketing ingredients and claims.
Prior to joining Dentons, Higgins worked at renowned firms such as Arnold & Porter and Goodwin Procter, as well as spending six years at Bernstein Shur. Dentons regional managing partner Keith Bice expressed confidence in Higgins, stating that his addition strengthens the firm’s litigation capabilities in New England and nationwide.
Andrew Helman, managing partner at Dentons Portland, highlighted Higgins’ expertise and ability to guide organizations in managing future risks. He emphasized the litigator’s deep understanding of laws, regulations, and potential outcomes that impact their clients’ cases. Helman also underscored Higgins’ wide-ranging expertise, which bolsters the firm’s ability to serve clients with multijurisdictional needs.
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To sum up, Dentons has welcomed Chad Higgins as a partner, bringing his extensive experience in product liability, mass tort, and environmental cases to the firm’s Portland commercial litigation practice. Higgins’ addition strengthens Dentons’ litigation capabilities and enhances the firm’s ability to serve clients with complex and multijurisdictional needs.