Product Liability MVP: Skadden's John Beisner

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 8:24 PM EST) -- Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP’s John Beisner convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a challenge to a settlement program he created resolving thousands of personal injury claims against Merck & Co. Inc. in multidistrict litigation over the painkiller Vioxx, one of several victories that earned him a spot among Law360’s product liability MVPs.

Beisner, based in Washington, D.C., is the co-head of the firm’s mass torts and insurance litigation group, a position in which he handles large potential class actions and other complex...
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