Hinshaw Lures Toxic Torts Lawyer From K&L Gates

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has scored a products liability veteran to bolster its toxic torts practice, luring Frederick J. Ufkes away from K&L Gates LLP, where he had worked since 2001.

Ufkes joined Hinshaw's Los Angeles office on Jan. 2, raising the number of lawyers in the firm's toxic torts practice group to 28.

Ufkes, who has defended companies and manufacturers in a variety of industries including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics and consumer products, said he had three main reasons for jumping to Hinshaw.

First, he said,...
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