Hogan & Hartson LLP

Law360, New York (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As head of the product liability practice at Hogan & Hartson LLP, Mark Gately has watched the field become dominated by huge mass torts and multidistrict litigations that never see trial, and he hasn't always been happy with the result.

“As a trial lawyer, I certainly have a trial lawyer's bias,” he said. “I think the MDLs have caused something of a decline in defense work.”

In his own practice, he has tried to buck the trend, making sure that the members of his team always...
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