Karishma Paroha | London | Hogan Lovells

Karishma Paroha

Senior Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Languages

English

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Karishma, a senior dual qualified Solicitor and Barrister has a wealth of knowledge in handling complex product liability, product recalls, medical devices, clinical trials claims, digital health, and commercial claims and disputes. Karishma has accumulated wide-ranging experience in coordinating and project managing global multi-party group action litigation strategies and cross-border liabilities, particularly products claims emanating from the pharmaceutical, consumer and automotive product industries over the past 20 years. She has also advised on UK/EU regulatory and risk assessment to leading manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.

Karishma is a prolific writer publishing many articles and several book chapters (over 150 publications) and regularly provides webinars and corporate presentations on a wide range of topics including emerging technology risks and liabilities, product liability, group actions and life sciences. 

Karishma is an active member of the Steering Committee of the Hogan Lovells Multi-Cultural Network and takes pride in working collectively towards strengthening our DEI culture and practice. She is a pioneer for seeking to promote women in the tech sector.  Karishma also regularly participates in pro bono work by serving on the Steering Committee of a unique six-month soft skills and collaborative mentoring programme for young people with a tougher start in life. 

Karishma has been recognised by Legal 500 for several consecutive years as as ‘a Rising Star’ and ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Product Liability Defence work.

Representative experience

Acting for a global automotive group in relation to a group action across multiple jurisdictions.

Defending a range of leading medical device and pharma clients from unitary product liability claims and group actions brought by patients following alleged defects in their products.

Acting for a medical device manufacturer in product liability claims and a group action alleging defects in intraocular lens implants.

Acting for a medical device manufacturer in product liability claims and a group action alleging defects in breast implants.

Acting for a medical device manufacturer in product liability claims and a group action alleging defects in mesh implants.

Acting for a medical device manufacturer in product liability claims and a group action alleging defects in hip implants.

Advising on clinical trials claims.

Credentials

Education
  • LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (LAMP), Cardiff University, School of Law and Politics, Top Student, 2001
  • LLB European (English Law, German Language, and German Law), University of Birmingham, 2nd Class, 1999
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Barrister, England and Wales
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Memberships
  • Product Liability Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • IUA’s Developing Technology Monitoring Group
  • Gray’s Inn
  • The Law Society

Recognition

Recognised by Legal 500 for several consecutive years as as ‘a Rising Star’ and ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Product Liability Defence work.

Legal 500

2023