Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP has hired the former head of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP’s life sciences regulatory and compliance practice group who specializes in food and drug oversight and product liability to join its Philadelphia office as a partner, the firm announced Monday.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC said Monday that Matthew Howsare, chief of staff and chief counsel to the chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, will join the firm’s consumer product safety practice in its Washington office later this month.
More than 15 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP product liability attorneys are following colleagues Sheila Birnbaum and Mark Cheffo to Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, according to the two new leaders of the firm's products practice.
Jones Day on Tuesday announced it had added a former Greenberg Traurig LLP litigator with extensive pharmaceutical and medical device product liability experience as a partner in its Chicago office, giving a significant boost to its litigation capabilities.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has added former Congresswoman and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission chief Anne Northup to its Washington, D.C., office, where she will advise on issues ranging from energy and environmental policy to international trade and health care, the firm announced Monday.
Winston & Strawn LLP has added to its Houston office a former Vinson & Elkins LLP partner who focuses on complex business litigation involving intellectual property, energy contracts, product liability and more, expanding its roster of experienced litigators, the firm announced Thursday.
Husch Blackwell LLP has lured a co-chair of Jenner & Block LLP's products liability practice group over to its Chicago office, adding a partner who represents pharmaceutical and automotive companies and handles environmental, personal injury and other areas of litigation, Husch Blackwell said Monday.
McGuireWoods LLP said Monday it has bolstered its product liability and mass torts group by adding a former Jones Day partner to its Richmond, Va. office.
Sheila L. Birnbaum, a leading product liability defense lawyer dubbed “the Queen of Toxic Torts,” has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's New York office along with fellow Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Mark S. Cheffo, Quinn Emanuel announced Tuesday.
BakerHostetler has added a former Fulbright & Jaworski LLP partner with significant experience in complex life sciences, product liability and environmental issues to serve as its national U.S. Food and Drug Administration practice head, the firm said Tuesday.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP said it has recently beefed up its product liability practice by adding a former Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. toxic torts specialist to its Chicago office.
A Massachusetts federal judge this week established a steering committee in centralized litigation against the bankrupt New England Compounding Center over a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak, naming Thomas Sobol of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP as lead counsel.
Duane Morris LLP has picked up two trial partners from Lebensfeld Borker Sussman & Sharon LLP to strengthen the firm's intellectual property, product liability and business and franchise litigation capabilities in its New York and Philadelphia offices, the firm announced Tuesday.
Jones Day has bolstered its health care practice by bringing a former Hunton & Williams LLP food and drug regulatory and compliance expert to join its Washington office, it said Monday.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC has bolstered its product liability and life sciences practice groups by adding two former Keller & Heckman LLP partners to its San Francisco office, the firm said Friday.
Former New York State Judge John C. Cherundolo has left his Onondaga County court robes behind, joining the torts and product liability practice of Hiscock & Barclay LLP on Monday in a move that will fulfill his desire to try cases "on the other side of the bench.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has named a new acting director of its Office of Generic Drugs, selecting former head of the agency's women's health office Kathleen Uhl to the position on Tuesday while the FDA searches for someone to permanently fill the job.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added another new partner to its Los Angeles office, luring away an accomplished litigator specializing in product liability, insurance and complex business matters from Yukevich Calfo & Cavanaugh, the firm said Monday.
Kaye Scholer LLP's Angela Vicari has played a key role in developing strategies that helped Endo Pharmaceutical Inc. and Pfizer Inc. escape claims over allegedly defective birth control pills and Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. settle a suit over the effectiveness of professional baseball helmets, earning the newly-elevated counsel a spot among Law360's five product liability rising stars under 40.
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's generic-drug arm will resign Friday after less than a year in the position, citing an upcoming restructuring of the agency that he said would compromise his ability to achieve his original goals.
The pros of using predictive coding far outweigh the cons. Given the heavy pressure on law firms and in-house counsel to reduce discovery costs, as well as the Justice Department's recent stance on the subject, it appears predictive coding will continue to emerge from the obscure world of legal technology to the mainstream of legal practice, say Michael Moscato and Myles Bartley of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP.
As evidenced by a recent study conducted by Oceana, mislabeled seafood appears to be a widespread problem that can adversely affect both the public interest and individual consumers’ wallets, health and socially responsible purchasing precepts, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter LLP.
The Illinois Supreme Court's ruling in Russell v. SNFA is troubling to part manufacturers as it suggests that an Illinois court can now find a part supplier bound to the marketing and distribution systems of its clients, regardless of where the end product is marketed, and find personal jurisdiction over the supplier, say attorneys with Locke Lord LLP.
The recent $4 million settlement by Tyson Foods Inc. represents one of the largest penalties for a stand-alone risk management program enforcement case since the provision was added to the Clean Air Act in 1990. This case also exemplifies the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s increasing focus on RMP compliance and its intention to seek ever-larger penalties for RMP violations, say attorneys with Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP.
The California Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Swift Distribution Inc. will resolve a hot debate about the scope of implied disparagement liability under California law, likely determining whether insurers must defend lawsuits involving allegations of intellectual property infringement, unfair competition and false advertising, says Tyler Gerking of Farella Braun & Martel LLP.
Impatience with the pace of Toxic Substances Control Act reform at the federal level is understandable, but substituting individual state action for a perceived lack of federal action may be the classic example of a cure which is worse than the disease. Many think California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations now prove that, says Ward Benshoof of Alston & Bird LLP.
The Generic Drug User Fee Amendments, a part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, have changed the practice of generic drug sponsors in a multitude of ways. These requirements should be top of mind for abbreviated new drug application filers because they may ultimately impact a generic applicant’s eligibility for the coveted six-month marketing exclusivity, says Suchira Ghosh of Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP.
Many lawyers are asking whether placing electronically stored information in the cloud could inadvertently waive the attorney-client privilege and whether the government or a civil litigant could obtain ESI directly from a cloud service provider. In answering these questions, there are a number of aspects of the cloud worth considering, say Timothy Broas and Matthew Saxon of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Heightened enforcement, more citations and increased penalties are a certainty as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ups the ante for construction industry employers who ignore safety standards. From new regulations on crystalline silica to stricter injury reporting guidelines, employers have several things to watch for in the coming months, says Michael Abcarian of Fisher & Phillips LLP.
When preparing a Daubert motion, one of the things practitioners should remember is that there is no better way to succeed than to demonstrate to the trial judge that the challenged expert's own testimony has demonstrated that his methodology is deficient, says William Martin of Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP.