Attys In Opioid Suits Are Holding Big Pharma Accountable

Law360 (March 14, 2019, 2:40 PM EDT) -- Sherman Joyce’s recent Law360 guest article, “Gov’t Opioid Suits Hide Attorney’s Personal Interests,” contained generalizations and oversimplifications — as well as some very creative assumptions around causes and effects. As a principal of a firm that takes pride in its track record of holding corporations accountable and successfully recovering billions of dollars in settlements for its clients, I felt a response was warranted.

We agree with Joyce’s opening contention that two decades after the national tobacco settlement resulting from litigation by 46 states, it is time to take a moment to reflect on the outcomes. There were many lessons learned from...

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