Product Liability Group Of The Year: Skadden

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 8:47 PM EST) -- Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has helped shield big drug companies like Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc. from multidistrict litigation over blockbuster drugs like Neurontin, Fosamax and Vioxx, racking up a string of victories that earned the firm a place among Law360's Product Liability Groups of 2011.

Companies like Pfizer entrust make-or-break cases to Skadden's 56-attorney mass torts and insurance practice, relying on the firm's track record, resources and experience, according to Sheila Birnbaum, co-chair of the practice group.

"When clients have...
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