Shook Honored in Chambers 2015

Chambers & Partners has released its 2015 edition of Chambers USA, recognizing Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s product liability, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, and labor and employment practices.  Our readers probably know that Chambers USA is published annually in May, with ranking tables and commentary.

Especially relevant for our readers, Chambers recognized the firm with a Band 1 national rating in the area of Products Liability & Mass Torts, noting Shook’s “deep bench of very experienced product liability lawyers”.

In Chambers this year, six Shook attorneys were recognized on a national level, including your humble blogger and colleagues:
• Harvey Kaplan (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Frank Kelly (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Marie Woodbury (Product Liability & Mass Torts)
• Patrick Oot (Litigation: E-Discovery)
• Kenneth Reilly (Product Liability & Mass Torts and Product Liability: Tobacco)

Of course we are proud of the recognition, which really really reflects the trust our clients place in us to help them with some of their most challenging product liability and mass tort matters.


Shook Again An ACC "Value Champion"

Recently, the Association of Corporate Counsel announced the 2015 winners of its annual Value Champions awards. I am proud to note that Shook – together with our client The Heico Companies – was recognized among the winners.

This is the third time your humble blogger's firm has been recognized as an ACC Value Champion  -- for three different kinds of innovations with three different clients. And I think it really does validate our efforts to to bring innovation, excellent value, and superior service to our clients. Shook becomes the first and only law firm to receive the Value Champion designation three times.

The ACC Value Champions is a component of the ACC Value Challenge, and is a unique recognition program that identifies, celebrates and publicizes successful value initiatives and collaborations between clients and their law firms and/or other legal service providers.

We of course are proud to partner with our clients to create the best possible outcomes; we appreciate the opportunity to serve The Heico Companies and all of our great clients.



Recognition for Shook's Product Team

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon as its 2015 International Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year.

Our Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Practice Chair Madeleine McDonough accepted the award during the recent Who’s Who Legal Awards dinner in Washington D.C.

I know our team is truly honored to be named Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year.  It really reflects the confidence our wonderful clients have in entrusting us with some of their most important and challenging product liability defense matters.

"You Like Us; You Really Like Us!"

As evidenced by the badge to the left of this post, I am excited to announce that the humble MassTortDefense blog has been selected as one of the LexisNexis Top 25 Torts Law Blogs of 2011.

More info on the criteria used by the LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community to select their  Top 25 Tort Law Blogs of 2011 is available here, but it is clear their list includes blogs with a wealth of information for tort law practitioners, with timely news items, practical information, expert analysis, frequent postings, and helpful links to other sites. 

MassTortDefense is proud to be included, and grateful, as always, for our faithful readers.


Chambers USA 2009

If the faithful readers will permit me a non-substantive note:  I was pleased to learn that  your humble blogger was again listed nationally among Product Liability lawyers by Chambers and Partners.