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SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Who's Who Legal Names Shook Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year

By Press release submission | Jul 23, 2019


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP issued the following announcement on July 17.

Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Business has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon as the Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year for the 15th consecutive year. Shook is the only firm to receive this award since Who’s Who Legal created the category in 2005. Shook Partners Walt Cofer and Alicia Donahue are the co-chairs of the Product Liability Practice Group.

Based on a six-month independent research process, the award recognizes lawyers and law firms that are considered preeminent in the field by their peers and general counsel in the business community. Firms from 48 countries and 50 U.S. states are considered for the honors. Who’s Who Legal lists the following Shook attorneys as experts in product liability defense.

Firm Chair Madeleine McDonough earned praise from peers who expressed she is a “highly organized attorney with a first-rate reputation. Her knowledge spans several industries and sectors and she is highly experienced in pharmaceutical proceedings.”

Robert Adams is described by sources as a “thoughtful planner who stands out for his exceptional handling of automotive and pharmaceutical product liability litigation.” He is the co-chair of the General Liability Litigation Practice.

Alicia Donahue is a “well-established figure in the U.S. market who wins praise for her excellent work on medical device disputes.”

Michelle Fujimoto has extensive experience representing clients in medical device and pharmaceutical product liability litigation “proving herself to be the go-to practioner for disputes in this area.”

Michael Healy is a “great trial lawyer according to sources familiar with his excellent work litigating major product liability cases across the country.”

Frank Rothrock focuses his practice on large-scale litigation matters, supporting clients in mass tort cases at a national level and “impressing sources who describe him as a very experienced lawyer.”

Scott Sayler is “praised by sources who note that he is tremendous, with an excellent reputation for complex product liability litigation, with a focus on pharmaceutical and medical device cases.”

Bill Sampson possesses “vast experience in product liability litigation, demonstrating considerable ability in handling mass torts relating to the automobile industry as well as other sectors.”

Paul Williams co-leads the firm’s General Liability Litigation Practice. WWL writes, “Paul is a tremendous trial lawyer who frequently supports high-profile clients across a variety of industries.”

Product Liability Defense and Life Sciences Product Liability Defense attorneys chosen by WWL include the following partners and of counsel:

Robert Adams

Eric Anielak

Mark Behrens

Andrew Carpenter

Simon Castley

Walt Cofer

William Crampton

Sarah Croft

Gregory Fowler

William Geraghty

Darolyn Hamada

Matt Keenan

Alison Newstead

Kenneth Reilly

Victor Schwartz

Samuel Sebree, II

Jon Strongman

Sean Wajert

Other Shook partners noted by Who's Who Legal include the following attorneys and practice areas:

John Barkett - Environment and Litigation

Sarah Croft - Thought Leaders - Global Elite

William Martucci - Labor, Employment & Benefits

Patrick Oot - Litigation: E-Discovery and Thought Leaders - Litigation

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