The former chairman of Texas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP's litigation department is joining Hollingsworth LLP, where the seasoned trial and appellate attorney's portfolio will include toxic tort and environmental litigation, the firm said Friday.
Foley & Mansfield expanded its product liability and environmental practices by picking up a trial lawyer from Archer Norris PLC for its Los Angeles office and an expert from Aafedt Forde Gray Monson & Hager PA for its headquarters in Minneapolis, the firm said Monday.
Polsinelli PC recently scooped up 10 attorneys from Husch Blackwell LLP, additions that expand its government contracts practice in Washington, D.C., grow its toxic tort practice in St. Louis and create a Tennessee office that includes attorneys focused on real estate law and intellectual property issues in large transactions.
DLA Piper has pulled in a Duane Morris LLP attorney with expertise in product liability and banking cases to bolster its litigation practice in its New York office, the firm said Wednesday.
Hogan Lovells has snapped up three partners from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, adding leaders from that firm's international arbitration and product liability practice groups to its New York office and a litigation partner to its Mexico City outpost, the lawyers' new firm said Wednesday.
Cooley LLP said Wednesday it added a DLA Piper attorney with expertise in environmental, product liability and real estate suits to ramp up its national litigation practice in San Diego.
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.
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals in Cleaver Brooks v. AIU Insurance Co., reinforces the notion that plastics engineering is not simply a case that makes insurers liable for more than their pro rata share. It also allows policyholders the right to access policies in a manner that maximizes their overall coverage, say Jeffrey Davis and Keith Bruett of Quarles & Brady LLP.
Mandated law student pro bono programs have not worked in championing the causes of social justice for those unable to afford counsel. States would be far better off using their resources to insist on a legislative solution to a very troubling and persistent deficiency in the allocation of legal resources, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
Picture this: A seller of goods is losing tens of millions of dollars per year on a requirements contract containing price caps that the parties have operated under for years. Given the Uniform Commercial Code and relevant case law, it would be natural — and completely logical — to accept the cogent authority establishing that rising costs are generally insufficient to invalidate a contract. I am betting that, in this case, the law will trick you, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
If you are asked to defend a manufacturer or distributor of a nutritional supplement that allegedly caused a personal injury because it was contaminated, you need to know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have treated those supplements more like a food than like a drug. This may impact the nature and amount of evidence available in your case, say James Scadden and Samuel Jubelirer of Gordon & Rees LLP.
Recent jurisprudence pertaining to the stream of commerce theory of personal jurisdiction demonstrates that courts are coalescing around two discernible schools of thought as to how to interpret the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro, says Josh Kluewer of Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC.
When researching an expert, look for whether the expert’s opinion and methodology in the case is consistent with the expert’s approach outside of litigation. Inconsistency in an expert’s opinion not only is great fodder for cross-examination, but might also point to a more serious methodological problem that can form the basis for a Daubert challenge, says Matthew Whitley of Beck Redden LLP.
From dog sniffs and DNA to the Voting Rights Act and DOMA, the U.S. Supreme Court had its hands full in the last term. And 2013 brings an equally lively docket, with decisions expected on campaign spending, recess appointments and affirmative action, to name a few. There will also be more cases on Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues, and no fewer than eight cases involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, says Jason Steed of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP.
It seems that by publicizing “voluntary” permissible exposure limits, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can skip the administrative rulemaking process and substitute tort plaintiffs — and workers’ compensation claimants — for OSHA regulators in enforcing lower PELs, say James Scadden and Samuel Jubelirer of Gordon & Rees LLP.
If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Nov. 15 decision that partially hydrogenated oils are no longer generally recognized as safe is finalized, it would be the first time the agency will have withdrawn an ingredient based on concerns about long-term disease risk, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
In light of the Federal Trade Commission's recent enforcement actions against companies for making misleading claims about plastic products, companies making environmental benefit claims should note, among other things, that simple unqualified claims will be challenged, and substantiation must be based on data reflecting actual conditions of the product, say Gregory Bibler and Corrine Lusic of Goodwin Procter LLP.