Peter Grossi is a retired partner at Arnold & Porter and a former chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. For the last 35 years he has represented pharmaceutical companies and other industries, as both trial and national coordinating counsel, in cases throughout the country. He has repeatedly been named as the “Senior Statesman” of the American product liability bar by Chambers USA.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, he clerked for Judge J. Joseph Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In addition to teaching at HLS since 2011, he has taught at the law schools of Columbia, Yale, Penn, and the University of Virginia, as well as for the Defense Research Institute, AEI-Brookings Judicial Education Program, and various sections of the ABA.
- B.A. Trinity College, 1969
- M.A. Trinity College, 1969
- J.D. Yale Law School, 1973
- Peter Grossi & Daphne O'Connor, FDA preemption of conflicting state drug regulation and the looming battle over abortion medications, 10 J. L. Biosciences (2023).
- Peter Grossi & Keri Arnold, Drug Product Liability at the Crossroads, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman & William Sage eds., 2015).
- Peter Grossi & Holly Barker, "Because I Say So": The Problem of Unsupported Anecdotal Expert Proof in Product Liability Litigation, Expert Evidence Rep. (2009).