Rising Star: Hogan & Hartson's Lauren Colton

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Hogan & Hartson LLP's Lauren Colton once planned to become a doctor, but today she uses her medical knowledge to defend pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies from product liability suits. In fact, she has been so successful — particularly at dismissing cases soon after they arise — that she earned a spot among Law360's 10 product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.

Colton, a 34-year-old partner based in Baltimore, said that after a complaint is filed she works to obtain dismissal, whether on grounds of...
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