Reed Smith Snags Product Liability Pro From Dechert

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT) -- After years of eyeing pharmaceutical litigator Stephen J. McConnell, Reed Smith LLP finally has lured the product liability veteran away from Dechert LLP, delivering an invigorating jolt to its health group in Philadelphia, Reed Smith said Monday.

McConnell's noteworthy wins in the practice area include fen-phen litigation involving Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a suit brought against Philip Morris by the family of a deceased smoker.

Those triumphs have caught the attention of Reed Smith, where McConnell is regarded as "one of Philadelphia’s preeminent life science and...
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