Jenner & Block

Law360, New York (August 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- For Jenner & Block LLP, defending its clients in product liability and mass tort lawsuits often entails mastering the scientific concepts at the center of the allegations.

The practice group's chair, Lise T. Spacapan, said attorneys practicing in the field must be willing and able to master difficult scientific concepts, and to “aggressively challenge the other side’s expert” because cases often hinge on the strength of the cross-examination of a single technical expert.

In her own career, she said that she was once intimidated by the...
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