“People call Shook the world's largest boutique firm.”
- In-house litigation counsel, quoted in The American Lawyer
Shook, Hardy & Bacon clients can expect prompt, cost-effective responses afforded by the firm’s central location and extensive technical infrastructure. SHB works with in-house counsel to anticipate and prepare for emerging issues, in addition to conducting integrative issues management through preventative measures, internal investigations or audits, public relations strategies, tort reform, litigation, regulation, and alternative dispute resolution. SHB attorneys frequently develop meaningful compliance programs, internal and external education and communication programs, document retention and technology plans, and crisis management plans on behalf of clients facing industry-specific challenges. As a result, the firm excels at appropriate risk sharing, early case assessment, and creative and alternative arrangements tailored to fit specialized business needs.
SHB clients include many of the world’s largest multinational corporations in the tobacco, pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, chemical, electronics, financial services, health care, insurance and reinsurance, construction and design, consumer goods, and food industries. These companies have benefited from the firm’s unique client extranet and its innovative approach to document management, electronic discovery and litigation support. Providing access to nearly 500 attorneys and a dedicated staff of research analysts with advanced scientific degrees, SHB has cultivated long-standing relationships in multiple industries subject to cutting-edge developments.