Sangeeta Kuruppillai first worked for Baron & Budd in 2010 as an attorney in the firm’s Environmental Litigation Group, reviewing discovery documents for cases involving atrazine, an herbicide used for weed control in farm crops which has been linked to prostate and breast cancer and is thought to be causing declines of endangered amphibians. In 2012, Ms. Kuruppillai worked on pharmaceutical cases related to the drug Avandia, thought to increase the risk of serious heart problems in diabetes patients for whom the drug was prescribed. She specializes in the electronic review (eDiscovery) of documents in mass tort litigation.
Before coming to Baron & Budd, Ms. Kuruppillai spent twelve years as an Assistant City Attorney at the Dallas City Attorney’s Office in Texas, defending city management in race and other employment discrimination cases. She also worked as a Claims Attorney for Great American Insurance Group and as Manager of the Civil Division and Chief Deputy in the Dallas County Clerk’s Office. At Baron & Budd, she also worked for a year and a half in our Employment group, preparing motions and performing pre-trial and trial work relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), using the skills she honed as an assistant city attorney to represent clients at Baron & Budd who have been hurt by large companies.
In late 2014, Ms. Kuruppillai re-joined Baron & Budd’s Environmental Litigation Group, where she currently reviews discovery documents for the MyFord Touch litigation, an in-car communication system thought to put drivers at risk of an accident, and Trichloropropane (TCP) cases, representing victims of groundwater and soil contamination in several California cities. “I enjoy helping put the pieces of a puzzle together to establish a case against offenders of mass tort, like water contamination or defective products”.
Sangeeta Kuruppillai chose a career in law because she wanted to make a constructive difference in people’s lives. Her work in our Environmental Litigation Group allows her to make a significant impact in the lives of our clients and to positively affect our fragile environment at the same time.
Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1989)
University of Texas at Arlington (B.A. 1985)
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United States District Court, Northern District of Texas