As a Research Consultant, Gloria analyzes scientific and biomedical publications and other documents to evaluate the validity and relevance of published data and develops cross-examination key points that support or challenge the parties’ potential claims. Much of Gloria’s work has been focused on enviromental and toxic tort litigation, but also includes occupational chemical exposures, nutritional products, various diseases and cancers, and addiction and brain connectivity. 

Gloria has conducted a comprehensive review of scientific and biomedical literature to challenge claims associating certain chemical and product exposures and the onset of specific diseases and to determine alternate causes. She has provided support during expert witness preparation for deposition testimony and analyzed scientific and policy-related publications to evaluate potential expert witnesses, litigation issues, and potential conflicts.

She is a member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and has earned the AMWA Essential Skills Certificate.

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Representative Experience

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  • Performs scientific review mining emerging literature to prepare and maintain defensive outlines and topical primers for a Global Fortune 500 consumer product manufacturer.
  • Conducts ongoing research and literature evaluation to establish key points impacting product science for a Global Fortune 100 company in the performance materials and technologies space.
  • Evaluates literature and scientific publications of defense and plaintiff experts on behalf of a medical products company facing personal injury claims in an MDL and state court proceedings. 
  • Developed tailored memos and key fact summaries supporting the manufacturer’s defense of subcutaneous bioidentical hormone replacement in litigation alleging product-related injury. 
  • Assessed scientific standing regarding ethyl alcohol assays and sample storage protocols in defense of a non-profit medical center.
  • Supported firm partners at depositions of opposing medical expert by evaluating and challenging testimony pertaining to exposure-related wrongful death claims.