Rising Star: Covington's Paul Schmidt

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT) -- An undefeated appellate record, featuring several wins for Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. against claims that acne drug Accutane causes depression, birth defects and even suicide, has earned Covington & Burling LLP’s Paul Schmidt a spot on Law360’s list of 10 product liability attorneys under 40 to watch.

Schmidt, 39, has spent his entire legal career at Covington, joining the firm in 2000 after a clerkship with Judge Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He made partner in 2007, and works...
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