America's Top Health Litigators: Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Law360, New York (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Madeleine McDonough, a partner and member of the executive committee at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, started her career as a pharmacist.

So did the chair of the firm's pharmaceutical and medical device practice group, Harvey Kaplan, himself the son of a pharmacist.

McDonough chose law after seeing drugs that she knew “helped patients” taken from the market. “I knew sometimes it was unjustified,” she said.

Kaplan and McDonough are hardly an anomaly at Shook Hardy. With dozens of lawyers plucked from the health care industry,...
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