Who's Who Legal - 2019 Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year

For the 15th consecutive year, Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon its Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year. Individual attorneys also were recognized for their preeminence in the field, along with partners who were honored for excellence in Environmental, Thought Leaders, Labor Employment & Benefits, and E-Discovery categories. 

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Working Mother Best Law Firms For Women

For the eighth time, Working Mother Magazine named Shook to its list of the 60 Best Law Firms for Women. (2019)

The magazine noted Shook’s inaugural “Diversity Sponsor Award” created by the firm’s Junior Women’s Management Council. The firm recognizes an attorney who mentors women and diverse attorneys by providing opportunities for growth, leadership, advancement and visibility. In 2019, Partner Adrienne Byard received this honor.

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IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Shook was named to the IAM Patent 1000 for individual and firm excellence in patent prosecution and transactions; two partners also received individual rankings on the list. (2019)

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WILEF 2019 Gold Standard Certification

For the ninth consecutive year, The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) awarded Shook Gold Standard Certification in recognition of the number of women of equity partners, the number of women in firm leadership positions, and the number among the ranks of the most highly compensated partners. (2019)

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Law360 - Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys

In its annual "Glass Ceiling Report," Law360 named Shook one of "The Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys," ranking the firm fourth among more than 300 firms nationwide with 300-599 attorneys. Shook also was named a "Ceiling Smasher" in recognition of the number of women at the firm who are equity partners; Shook was ranked seventh among surveyed firms with 300-599 attorneys. (2019)



The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in three categories of "Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions": Toxic Tort - Defense, Consumer Products, and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. For the first time in 2019, Shook also was ranked for its eDiscovery and Cyber Law practices. Four partners also were ranked as "Leading Lawyers.” (2019)


Chambers USA

Chambers awarded Shook its highest ranking, USA-Nationwide, Band 1, for Product Liability & Mass Torts. The firm also earned regional Band 1 rankings in Litigation: General Commercial, and Environment. Individual attorneys are nationally ranked in Product Liability & Mass Torts; Product Liability: Consumer Class Action; Product Liability: Tobacco; Litigation: Trial Lawyers; Litigation: E-Discovery; and Privacy & Data Security. Our attorneys received regional rankings in the above areas as well as Insurance: Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; and Labor & Employment. (2019)

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JD Supra Readers Choice Awards

For the second consecutive year, Shook was named the "Top Firm for Food & Beverage" for its Food and Beverage Litigation Update, a weekly newsletter covering industry trends, regulatory and legislative news and litigation. (2019)

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Human Rights Campaign

For the 11th consecutive year, Shook earned a 100 percent score on the Corporate Equality Index, the highest rating for LGBTQ equality in the workplace. (2019).


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Martindale-Hubbell

Dozens of Shook attorneys hold peer review ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, including 61 who are rated as AV Preeminent®. (2019)


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Chambers UK

Shook London has again been ranked Band 3 for Product Liability defense. (2019)

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BTI Consulting Group

BTI named Shook a “Standout in Product Liability Litigation,” among the top eight firms nationwide. Shook also was named to the “Honor Roll” for its work in Class Actions; Complex Commercial Litigation; Complex Employment Litigation; and Commercial Litigation. Our attorneys also have been recognized as “Client Service All-Stars.” (2019)


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U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms

Shook received three National Tier 1 rankings for 2019: in Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Defendants, and for the first time, Patent Law. The firm also received 21 Tier 1 Metropolitan rankings. The rankings are based solely on peer review. (2019)


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Benchmark Litigation

Shook’s Product Liability practice is ranked in Tier 1 of firms nationwide. (2019)


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Vault “Best Law Firms”

Vault has again recognized Shook as one of the top 25 law firms in the nation for Diversity + Inclusion; the rankings are based on surveys from past summer associates. (2019)


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GlaxoSmithKline 

Litigation attorneys at GlaxoSmithKline awarded Shook the pharmaceutical company's 2018 Inclusion and Diversity Award for the firm's commitment to diversity internally and externally, including developing diverse litigation teams to work with clients. (2018)



Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Corporate Counsel In-House Innovator Award

ACC honored the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action’s Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute (MCI) with the award; Shook is one of the six law firm members of MCI, with Sidley Austin, Littler Mendelson, Squire Patton Boggs, Wiley Rein and Crowell & Moring. (2018) 

The Best Lawyers in America Lawyers of the Year

Six Shook attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 for their practices in class action, mass tort, environmental, tax, employment, banking and finance litigation, and arbitration. Another 46 received honors across 26 practice areas. (2018)



Minority Corporate Counsel Association George B. Vashon Innovator Award

MCCA honored Shook with the Vashon Innovator Award, which recognizes law firms that lead the way in best practices to assist diverse attorneys in professional development. (2018)




LMG Life Sciences

LMG rated Shook’s Product Liability practice “highly recommended,” describing the firm as “without a doubt, the best team of life sciences product liability attorneys in the United States for the last several years.” (2018)



Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters recognizes both established attorneys and “Rising Stars” each year in various state and regional editions of Super Lawyers. (2018)



Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award, Public Policy Liability Law Firm of the Year

The firm’s Public Policy group, in Shook Washington, D.C., was the Editors’ Choice Winner of the award. (2018)




Association of Fundraising Professionals “Business Philanthropist of the Year”

The AFP’s Mid-America Chapter selected Shook after Legal Aid of Western Missouri nominated the firm for its mission of providing legal counsel in need. (2017)



BTI Consulting Group A-Team

Shook was included in the “Top 100” law firms serving the world’s largest clients in BTI’s Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. (2017)



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The Legal 500 UK

The Legal 500 ranked Shook London among the top 17 law firms for its Product Liability – Defendant practice, moving it up from Band 4 to Band 3. (2017)



The American Lawyer | Litigation Product Liability Finalist

Named a finalist for The American Lawyer’s  Product Liability Department of the Year award. Shook won the award in 2008 and 2012, and was a finalist in 2010. (2016)




BTI Consulting Group “Most Recommended Law Firms”

For two years in a row, named one of the BTI Most Recommended Law Firms. (2016)


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Law360 Practice Group of the Year

Law360 named Shook one of the top firms in the country for “securing tremendous results in complicated litigation” in the Product Liability category. (2016)


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The American Lawyer Summer Associate, Mid-Level Associate Ratings

Nationwide, Shook was ranked in the top 40 best places to work nationwide by summer and mid-level associates. (2015)



Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) honored Shook and its client, the Heico Companies, for developing a collaborative and systematic business model to improve legal outcomes, reduce costs, decrease case variation and improve efficiency of legal services. Shook also won the award for multidistrict fuel litigation in 2013, and for its work with client Tyco International in 2012. (2015)


Law360 Largest Product Liability Practice

Shook’s Product Liability practice was ranked first among law firms with the most product liability partners worldwide. (2015)




The Coca-Cola Company

Shook is a three-time winner of The Coca-Cola Company’s “Living the Values” award for demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity, receiving the award in 2008, 2013 and 2015. (2015)




ISO 27001 Certification

Shook received certification of its information security management system, providing clients with third-party validation that the firm’s data security guidelines, policies and procedures meet international standards for best practices. (2014)


The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive/Transport and Toxic Tort. Three attorneys–in consumer products and toxic tort categories–were honored as “Leading Lawyers.” (2018)


The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive/Transport and Toxic Tort. Three attorneys–in consumer products and toxic tort categories–were honored as “Leading Lawyers.” (2018)


The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 ranks Shook among the top firms in the U.S. in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action litigation, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Automotive/Transport and Toxic Tort. Three attorneys–in consumer products and toxic tort categories–were honored as “Leading Lawyers.” (2018)


WILEF 2019 Gold Standard Certification