Product Liability MVP: Jones Day's Stephanie Parker

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 3:39 PM EST) -- Jones Day partner Stephanie Parker’s success in defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the first of nearly 4,500 federal cases that have sprung from the Florida Supreme Court’s Engle decision has earned her a spot on Law360's list of Product Liability MVPs.

Parker said about 9,000 cases, about half in state courts and half in federal courts, were filed after the Florida Supreme Court overturned a $145 billion verdict and decertified a class in Engle v. Liggett Group Inc. in 2006. In addition to being picked...
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