Jianlin Song Partner




Jianlin Song, M.D., J.D., began her professional life as a physician in Beijing, China, which provided her with a solid background and extensive knowledge to represent companies and individual practitioners in the life sciences and health care industries after she changed her career path from medicine to law. During her 15-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 dental, medical and nursing practitioners in professional malpractice cases, and in response to investigations by their respective professional boards. Among her many successes, Dr. Song defended a manufacturer of a 3D-printed joint prosthesis, obtaining a no liability judgment, which yielded the first published opinion in product liability law involving a 3D-printed medical device in the state of California. 

Dr. Song represents medical, dental and nursing professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits and investigations. She also consults and represents companies and individuals in employment law disputes.  

In addition to litigation, Dr. Song counsels domestic and international companies on compliance and risk management relating to FDA regulations. She has helped companies from various parts of Asia to market their COVID-19-related products in the United States.

Representative Matters

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

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

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

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

Representing an ambulance service company to successfully obtain 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.” 

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.