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'Queen Of Toxic Torts' Leaves Quinn Emanuel For Dechert

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP on Tuesday said Sheila Birnbaum, a product liability defense attorney nicknamed the “Queen of Toxic Torts,” is leaving the firm to join Dechert LLP’s New York office, along with fellow partners Mark Cheffo and Douglas E. Fleming.

The firm said in a statement that the move was prompted by conflicts within the firm’s litigation practice. The three joined the firm five years ago, and Birnbaum and Cheffo were the global co-heads of the firm's product liability and mass torts practice....
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