Quist, Paula S.

77 West WackerChicago, IL 60601- 1692

Updated: 01/07/2014


Paula Quist has represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including product liability (medical devices, pharmaceutical products, and nutritional food products) actions, pharmaceutical patent disputes arising under the federal Hatch-Waxman Act, shareholder derivative suits, actions arising under state consumer fraud acts, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, actions arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the defense of commercial class...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Product Liability & Tort Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Other Health Care Product Liability Litigati
  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)

Representative Cases

  • Abbott Labs defends against product liability suit involving infant's alleged consumption of Abbott nutritional product in North Carolina hospital
  • Abbott Labs defends product liability allegations that infant's injuries arose from consumption of Abbott product in Tennessee hospital
  • Abbott prevails in contempt proceedings to enforce injunction prohibiting Apotex from obtaining FDA approval for generic version of DepakoteĀ®
  • Experian obtains dismissal of action under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in Utah
  • Experian obtains summary judgment in Illinois Fair Credit Reporting Act case
  • Experian wins summary judgment in action brought under Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Great Lakes REIT resolves shareholder action seeking to enjoin merger
  • Marcus & Millichap defends against breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and indemnity claims , (2009)
  • Mentor's summary judgment award by Illinois court in silicone breast implant product liability action is affirmed on appeal
  • Potash Corp. defends antitrust claims , (2009)
  • Proper interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality Act may permit client from Mexico adjustment of status , (2009)
  • Think Big Productions successfully resolves breach of contract action
  • Woodward Governor acquires MPC Products for $383 million , (2009)


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: With High Distinction
    Law Review: Nebraska Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1998
    Honors: With High Distinction

Office Information


77 West WackerChicago, IL 60601- 1692


  • (312) 782-8585


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