Appellate MVP: Kirkland & Ellis' Jay Lefkowitz

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 6:25 PM EST) -- Jay Lefkowitz of Kirkland & Ellis LLP defied expectations when he convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in Pliva v. Mensing that federal laws shielded generic-drug makers from state failure-to-warn claims, earning him a spot on Law360’s list of Appellate MVPs.

In one of the most closely followed product liability cases this year, Lefkowitz persuaded the high court to reverse two federal appeal court decisions, surprising many experts who expected the court to come down in favor of permitting state product liability claims against generics...
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