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.



Can You Get Rolls Royce Service for Regular Car Rates?

BTI has issued a report based on interviews with corporate counsel identifying the law firms with the strongest brands in the legal market. From among more than 400 firms, the top ranked firms create new standards for client service, establish solid, long-lasting reputations for handling the most high-stakes issues, and redefine what it means to be innovative, according to the new report.

If readers will forgive a little bragging, my new firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon makes an appearance in the top 15 of this list. Which answers the question, where can you get Rolls Royce legal service for affordable car rates?