Quinn Emanuel Swipes Skadden's 'Queen Of Toxic Torts'

Law360, Los Angeles (April 23, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT) -- Sheila L. Birnbaum, a leading product liability defense lawyer dubbed “the Queen of Toxic Torts,” has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's New York office along with fellow Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP partner Mark S. Cheffo, Quinn Emanuel announced Tuesday.

Birnbaum, 73, will be the global co-head of of the firm's product liability and mass torts practice. She departs from Skadden, where she helped build the firm's product liability practice into a major player in the legal market.

While at Skadden, Birnbaum...
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