Reed Smith Snags Product Liability Guru From Dechert

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT) -- Product liability heavyweight James M. Beck said Friday he is leaving Dechert LLP to join Reed Smith LLP’s life sciences practice group in Philadelphia, where he will continue his pharmaceutical and medical device work.

At Dechert, Beck, who authors the widely read Drug and Device Law blog, handled complex personal injury and product liability litigation. He oversaw the development of legal defenses, master briefs and dispositive motions in numerous mass torts over products including Merck & Co. Inc.'s painkiller Seroquel, diet drugs, Bayer AG's Baycol, and...
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