Rachel Farnsworth is a litigation associate in Weil’s Product Liability practice group. She has experience representing both large institutions and private clients in federal and state courts around the country in connection with class action, insurance, securities, and government investigation matters.
Most recently, Ms. Farnsworth served on a team representing Johnson & Johnson in a trial in New Jersey state court in March 2019 that secured a unanimous jury verdict following a four-week trial in which plaintiffs alleged that exposure to trace amounts of asbestos in J&J’s baby powder caused cancer. This victory followed closely on the heels of a previous complete defense jury verdict for J&J in October 2018, also in New Jersey state court, following a four-week trial of claims that J&J’s baby powder contains asbestos and causes cancer.
Prior to joining Weil, Ms. Farnsworth was an associate in the litigation department at another prominent New York City law firm, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin McNulty of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Farnsworth received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012, where she was a senior editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law and received the G. Newton Greene Memorial Prize for Torts. Ms. Farnsworth received her M.B.E. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 2007.