Foley Hoag

Law360, New York (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While a latecomer to asbestos litigation, the product liability and complex tort practice group at Foley Hoag LLP decided that the typical defense method for clients facing asbestos lawsuits just wouldn't cut it.

About five years ago, the firm became national counsel for a major valve manufacturer. “Historically, people had the mentality that they would just pay to make the suits go away and plaintiffs firms would bring more and more lawsuits,” according to David R. Geiger, the practice group's head.

Foley Hoag, instead, “defended by...
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