Jianlin Song Partner




Jianlin Song, M.D., J.D., graduated from the top medical school in Beijing, China, and began her professional life as a physician. Her education and work experience in medicine provide her with a solid background and extensive knowledge to represent companies and individual practitioners in the life sciences and health care industries after she entered the legal profession.

During her 17-year legal career, Dr. Song has defended manufacturers of a very broad spectrum of life science products, from food supplements and dental adhesives to prescription drugs and medical devices. She also has represented clinical and diagnostic laboratories and medical, dental and nursing practitioners in professional malpractice cases and licensing disputes. In recent years she began representing assisted living facilities in elder abuse litigation. Dr. Song’s many successes include a number of reported no-liability judgments for medical device manufacturers and life science providers, a dismissal of a Dental Board accusation after 10 sessions of administrative hearing spanning over four months, and multiple successful settlements in cases with multimillion-dollar demands.

In addition to her litigation practice, Dr. Song regularly advises domestic and international companies on FDA regulations, CLIA regulations and other regulations in the life sciences industries. She has been a frequent author and speaker on these issues.

Representative Matters

Obtained dismissal without prejudice for foreign companies sued in California based on lack of personal jurisdiction.

Obtained summary judgment for an ambulance company in wrongful death/gross negligence case.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice for enzyme supplement manufacturer in product recall/personal injury case.

Represented manufacturer of 3D-printed joint prostheses to obtain no liability judgment in a product liability action. The case was published on 2017 WL 9690121.

Professional Malpractice Litigation & Investigation

Represented an ambulance service company and successfully obtained no liability judgment in a gross negligence case involving death of a victim. The case was featured in the Law360 article “Air, Land Paramedics Cleared in Car Crash Death Suit.”

Represented a dental practitioner in a 10-day administrative hearing and obtained dismissal of the Dental Board’s accusation, which dismissal was adopted and ultimately ordered by the Dental Board.

Representing a food supplement manufacturer to obtain dismissal with prejudice in a product liability case arising from a mandatory recall of the product.

Representing foreign companies from other states and European and Asian counties to obtain dismissal on the ground of lack of personal jurisdiction.

Representing manufacturers of Class II medical devices to obtain favorable settlements in product liability actions.

Representing fertility centers and clinical laboratories to obtain favorable settlements in professional malpractice actions.

Representing dental, medical and nursing practitioners in professional malpractice actions and in connection with Board investigations.

Representing real property owners in obtaining summary judgment, settlement and dismissal in premises liability actions.

Representing manufacturers of dental adhesives in formulating settlement strategies.

Representing manufacturers of welding rods in formulating defense strategies on Daubert-related issues.

Representing manufacturers, distributors and contractors in a variety of toxic torts actions involving the exposure to silica, talc powder and asbestos.