Joan represents clients in product liability, consumer protection and warranty actions. She defends clients in both federal and state courts as well as in MDLs and state-court-coordinated proceedings. Joan has also litigated breach of contract, trade secret and antitrust disputes. Her experience includes claim negotiations and initial case evaluations, risk assessments, managing discovery and related motion practice, coordinating fact investigation, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, corporate and expert witness development, pretrial motion practice, settlement negotiations and trial. 

She is also a member of the Eastern District of California’s Pro Bono Panel, in which she has represented clients alleging Eighth Amendment violations under 28 U.S.C. § 1983.

Presentations

Panelist, Recent Decisions in Preemption, Innovatory Liability & Personal Jurisdiction, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 12, 2020.

Moderator, Managing Mass Torts and Complex Civil Rights Cases, and Increasing Diversity in the Bar, ACBA Complex Litigation Symposium, November 7, 2019. 

Program Co-Chair, Current Issues in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Biotech Litigation Regional CLE Program, New York City, October 24-25, 2019. 

Panelist, Protecting Your Company's Brand: How to Minimize the Risk of a Consumer Class Action Lawsuit and Maximize the Chances of Winning if One is Filed, Association of Corporate Counsel, San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, December 4, 2017.

Speaker, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Decision & California Practice Pointers, PMDLD Attorney Summit, Kansas City, Missouri, October 5, 2017.

Panelist, Key Decisions: Preemption, Innovator Liability & Personal Jurisdiction, ABA Life Sciences Legal Summit, South San Francisco, California, September 14, 2017. 

Panelist, Give Me Your Money or Your Data! Minimizing the Legal and Operational Risks of Ransomware, Association of Corporate Counsel, Burlingame, California, June 8, 2017. 

Speaker, Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, CLE Presentation, San Francisco, California, December 16, 2015.

Publications

Joan R. Camagong, Editor, Ch. 14, Punitive Damages, California Tort Damages, 2nd Edition, Cal CEB, 2021.

Joan Camagong, Co-Author, California Tort Damages, 2nd Edition, Cal CEB, 2021 (with Amy Depuy, Pat Gregory and Matt Williams).

Joan R. Camagong, Personal Jurisdiction Over Unnamed Class Members, Products Liability Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, August 2019.

Joan R. Camagong, Applying Bristol-Myers Squibb to Class Actions, Products Liability Litigation Practice Points, American Bar Association, February 2019.

Joan R. Camagong, Recent Developments in Personal Jurisdiction, TortSource, Volume 21, American Bar Association: Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Winter 2018.