Stephen Gomez, J.D.

Stephen Gomez, J.D., is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Lumos Labs, where he oversees legal and compliance matters in areas like privacy, intellectual property, and litigation. He has extensive legal experience in the e-commerce, media, and entertainment industries, previously holding key roles at Thirstie, Equinox Media, and SeatGeek. Gomez also contributed to legal functions at HelloFresh and Chubb and has a background in legal content and research management. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. in Politics from New York University. His expertise lies in providing strategic legal advice to fast-growing companies.

Stephen Gomez

The da Vinci Robot Expert Witness: A Litigation Guide

The da Vinci Surgical System is an advanced medical device used to perform surgery, which is produced by Intuitive Surgical Inc. In recent months, a number of complaints have been levied against users of the surgical system, and, perhaps more notably, Intuitive Surgical, for claims ranging from negligence to improper training and preparation. Given the

Posted on April 2, 2013 in News & Working with Experts

DePuy Hip Expert Witness: A Litigation Guide

DePuy Orthaepedics is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson and produces devices for total hip arthroplasty. In 2010, DePuy issued a recall of their ASR Hip Resurfacing System and their ASR XL Acetabular System 1, after evidence emerged that the device caused significant health complications. The devices, which were intended to last approximately fifteen years,

Posted on April 24, 2013 in Working with Experts

Mirena IUD: A Mass Tort Primer

On April 8, 2013, after a number of complaints were filed, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation determined that federal suits against Bayer AG for their Mirena IUD should be consolidated into the Southern District of New York for the pre-trial proceedings. The order came nearly three months after plaintiffs had petitioned consolidation

Posted on April 25, 2013 in Working with Experts

State Litigation Trends: Expert Witness Standard in New Jersey

In medical malpractice cases, the depositions and testimonies of expert witnesses are a critical component. In New Jersey, two recent cases by the state’s courts may change the standard by which certain medical practitioners will be allowed to testify in the future. According to an article on, a recent decision limits the practitioners available

Posted on June 1, 2013 in News

Actos: A Mass Tort Primer

On February 19, 2013, the first of over 3,000 Actos lawsuits went to trial in the Superior Court of California. The plaintiff in the case alleged that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Asia’s largest drugmaker and Actos manufacturer, was negligent in presenting the risks associated with their diabetes medication. Some news outlets suggest that Takeda concealed the dangers

Posted on June 13, 2013 in News

Family Law Expert Witness: A Hiring Guide

Co-authored by Carrie M. Babiasz A family law expert witness can provide a critical function in today’s legal landscape, their usage growing as different elements of litigation become more and more specialized. This is particularly true in family law. With increasing caseloads, family law attorneys have a number of items to consider, with a family

Posted on June 14, 2013 in Working with Experts

Construction Expert Witness: A Hiring Guide

Co-authored by Peter Radetich. A construction expert witness is crucial in analyzing the intricacies of a construction case. Because construction law embodies so many different areas of the law, a vast range of a construction expert witnesses are needed. With this variety comes different items that experts can add to the litigation process. Some experts

Posted on June 21, 2013 in Working with Experts

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NHL Will Require Expert Witnesses

Co-authored by Peter Radetich. On May 12, 2013, the family of Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Chicago against the National Hockey League (NHL), alleging that the NHL was responsible for the physical trauma and brain damage Boogaard suffered during his six-year career. Boogaard became addicted to prescription painkillers following several injuries and passed

Posted on June 27, 2013 in News

Game of Thrones: Leadership Lessons For Expert Witnesses

Co-authored by Kelly Lhungay. Fans of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones have watched Daenarys Targaryen’s transformation from a meek, noble-born girl into a queen. She was naive enough at first to be manipulated and betrayed in her experiences with the Khalisar and in Qarth. However, she has emerged from these hardships a strong,

Posted on June 28, 2013 in Working with Experts

Hip Replacement Expert Witness: A Litigation Guide

Co-authored by Kelly Lhungay. Stryker Orthaepedics is a medical equipment firm which develops and produces hip implants, among other medical equipment. Stryker’s Rejuvenate Modular Hip System, a hip replacement device, was first introduced in 2009. It was marketed to younger patients as a custom-made device that would fit patients better, last longer, and offer a

Posted on July 10, 2013 in Working with Experts