Rising Star: Baker Botts' Kevin Jacobs

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT) -- From helping Merck & Co. Inc. develop its expert witnesses in lawsuits over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx to representing Pfizer Inc. in multidistrict litigation over restless leg syndrome treatment Mirapex, Baker Botts LLP's Kevin Jacobs' work has earned him a place among Law360's 10 product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.

Jacobs, a partner based in the firm's Houston office, focuses on handling individual plaintiffs' cases and some third-party payor actions within broader liability suits, spending the bulk of his time representing pharmaceutical companies.

He often works...
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