Rising Star: Reed Smith's Tracy Gregar Ferak

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 8:02 PM EST) -- Under severe time constraints — enforced strictly by a chess clock — Reed Smith LLP partner Tracy Gregar Ferak coolly leveraged her technical know-how and trial savvy to win a unanimous defense verdict for a top U.S. auto-parts maker, just one of several 2012 victories that make the 36-year-old one of Law360's five Product Liability Rising Stars.

Gregar Ferak persuaded a jury to decide in under an hour that there was no design defect in Johnson Controls Inc.'s  car seats in a lawsuit brought by a...
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