Morrison & Foerster LLP said Wednesday it landed a Paul Hastings LLP litigator who defends consumer class actions as well as food labeling, environmental and employment cases for the firm’s Los Angeles office.
By tapping Covington & Burling LLP's Robert C. "Mike" Brock to be its primary voice in the Deepwater Horizon civil trial, attorneys say BP PLC chose a seasoned mass tort litigator with a nimble mind and football player's focus to spearhead its high-stakes bid to avoid more than $17 billion in additional environmental penalties.
Sidley Austin LLP's Kara L. McCall recently helped Bayer HealthCare LLC topple a class action alleging it falsely advertised a probiotic supplement and defeated class certification bids faced by Rollins Inc. and Orkin Inc., work that helped make her one of Law360's five product liability rising stars under 40.
Robert Herrington's success in defending clients like Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and Skinnygirl Cocktails LLC in proposed class actions has led to him to being named co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's products liability and mass torts practice, making him one of Law360's five product liability rising stars under 40.
Devising creative solutions and getting the most out of expert witnesses, Latham & Watkins LLP partner Art Foerster has helped companies like Chevron Corp. and Montrose Chemical Corp. secure major recent successes, landing him a spot among Law360's five rising stars in product liability law.
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.
Locke Lord LLP has bolstered its Chicago practice with the addition of a veteran litigator with broad expertise that includes experience in shareholder litigation as well as product liability and intellectual property matters, the firm said Tuesday.
SNR Denton has expanded its San Francisco office with a five-lawyer litigation team from Gordon & Rees LLP, a group that includes three partners who defend clients in insurance, product liability and financial services class actions, the firm said Monday.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP recently announced it has lured a litigation partner who deals in product liability, employment and insurance matters to its San Francisco office from Squire Sanders.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that a onetime agency official who spearheaded the FDA's unsuccessful attempt to regulate tobacco in the 1990s will return in March to head its new tobacco office.
Dickinson Wright LLP has snapped up a products liability and marketing specialist from Canadian firm Miller Thomson for its Toronto office, bulking up its expertise in cross-border regulatory issues for consumer products, the firm said last week.
Hogan Lovells has bolstered its government regulatory practice by luring away a Sidley Austin LLP counsel with more than a decade of experience representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, the firm announced Tuesday.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP boosted its Las Vegas office on Tuesday with the addition of a new construction and product liability partner from Wolfe & Wyman LLP and a 20-year employment law veteran from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
Sedgwick LLP is adding eight new partners with environmental, product liability, and labor and employment expertise as the entire roster of attorneys from Brown Eassa & McLeod LLP moves over to Sedgwick's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices on March 1, the firms said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama renominated longtime trial attorney Marietta Robinson to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday after Congress failed to confirm her last year, but attorneys believe she will likely continue to sit on the sidelines unless she is paired with a Republican nominee.
President Barack Obama renominated trial attorney Marietta Robinson for a commissioner position at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday, after Congress failed to confirm her to the agency over the past year.
Grant & Eisenhofer PA has lured an experienced litigator from Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz partner to launch a national consumer class action practice and lead a newly opened Chicago office, the firm said Monday.
Jones Day's product liability team emerged victorious from a trip into uncharted territory when it notched a win for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the first Engle progeny case to go to trial in federal court, bringing a sigh of relief to Big Tobacco companies and securing a spot on Law360's Product Liability Practice Groups of the Year.
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC has added a former Pillinger Miller Tarallo LLP attorney with employment and insurance law expertise to its product liability group based in White Plains, N.Y., the firm announced Wednesday.
Covington & Burling LLP has snapped up a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency general counsel from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, expanding the firm's environmental and product liability prowess in its Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday.
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.
Regulators, food distributors and lawyers are scrambling to determine the legal and reputational consequences of the still-growing horse meat scandal that recently hit Europe. Amid the recalls, finger-pointing and consumer outrage, one thing remains certain: You will have time to bet on many Derby winners before this scandal is fully resolved, say attorneys with Cozen O'Connor.
Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania heard oral arguments on the much-publicized In re National Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation. Though it is difficult to predict how the court will rule, whatever ruling it makes will have significant impact on the litigation, the law and the broader sports world, say attorneys with Squire Sanders LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently endorsed significant changes to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that will greatly simplify the third-party subpoena process, but the changes do not go as far as some would have liked in centralizing third-party discovery disputes to the court where the litigation is pending, say Mark Klapow and Ariel Applebaum-Bauch of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Remember that the structure of a meeting guides the team's conduct. There are three types of alternative meeting structures that can and should be utilized by the litigation team, says David Dolkas of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Many litigation teams struggle with making good decisions and running effective team meetings for three reasons: compromised decision-making, lack of healthy meeting conflict, and lack of alternative meeting structures, says David Dolkas of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
The European Commission has put forward a new set of measures to provide more consistency in European Union legislation on consumer product and market surveillance. It is likely that manufacturers, importers and distributors will find additional obligations relating to labeling, product identification and corrective actions imposed as a result of the new rules, say attorneys with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
A recent analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data on boiler incidents at workplaces illustrates the need for manufacturers, designers and operators to be aware of applicable codes and standards. If litigation results from a catastrophic incident, any violations of applicable codes, standards and safety rules will be important evidence, says Jonathan Shoebotham of Thompson & Knight LLP.