Legal 500 UK

The Legal 500 UK ranked Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP among the top law firms in London in Product Liability – Defense. (2022)

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U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms

Shook earned five National Tier 1 rankings in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America® 2022 “Best Law Firms” in Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation – PatentMass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; and Patent Law. (2022)

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BTI Consulting - Top 30 Firm Client Service 

For the second year, Shook was ranked a top firm by clients for client service excellence, this year rising 14 spots to place No. 9 in the nation in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2022 survey. (2022)

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BTI Consulting - Client Service All-Stars

Clients ranked 11 Shook attorneys in the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2022 report, making Shook one of only six law firms in the U.S. with 10 or more attorneys recognized as top performers in client service. (2022)

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Benchmark Litigation

Shook’s Product Liability practice is ranked in Tier 1 of firms nationwide. (2022)

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Human Rights Campaign 

For the 14th consecutive year, Shook earned a 100% score on the Corporate Equality Index, the highest rating for LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. (2022)

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JD Supra Readers Choice Awards

JD Supra recognized four Shook partners with a 2022 Readers’ Choice Award as “Top Authors in Food & Beverage” content for the firm’s Food and Beverage Litigation and Regulatory Update. This marks the fourth year for Shook to receive the award for most read and engaging food and beverage legal news. (2022)

 

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BTI Consulting - Litigation Powerhouse

BTI named Shook a “Product Liability Powerhouse,” for the third consecutive year. (2022)

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The Best Lawyers in America Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® selected 77 Shook attorneys for inclusion in its 2022 edition. “Lawyer of the Year” designation was given to Partners John Barkett (Environmental Law), Dave Erickson (Litigation – Environmental) and Sean Wajert (Mass Tort Litigation and Class Actions – Defendants). (2022)

Super Lawyers

Thomson Reuters recognizes Shook’s established attorneys and “Rising Stars” each year in various state and regional editions of Super Lawyers. (2022)


Who’s Who Legal - 2022 Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year

For more than 15 years, Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon its Product Liability Defense Firm of the Year. Who's Who also recognized 25 Shook attorneys individually for their preeminence in the field, along with partners who were honored for excellence in Life Sciences and E-Discovery Litigation categories. (2022)


Law360 Practice Group of the Year 

Law360 chose Shook’s Privacy and Data Security and Biometric Privacy teams as a Practice Group of the Year for 2021. Shook was recognized for landmark wins that have influenced cybersecurity and privacy legislation and litigation. (2021)

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The National Law Journal Verdicts Hall of Fame 

Shook was inducted into The National Law Journal’s Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the largest-ever patent verdict in Kansas. (2021)

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The American Lawyer - Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 

The American Lawyer selected Shook among four firms as a finalist for “Litigation Department of the Year: Product Liability.” (2021)

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Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners selected Shook’s privacy and data security, and e-discovery capabilities in Chambers USA both for national rankings for the first time, which reinforces Shook as one of the leading privacy and data security firms in the country. (2021)

 

 


 

Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recognized Shook for the fifth time in nine years for exemplary collaboration with a client. ACC named Compass Group and Shook as the 2021 “Value Champions.” Shook also won the award for its work with client TC Energy in 2020, The Heico Companies in 2015, for 13 defendants in multidistrict fuel litigation in 2013, and for its work with client Tyco International in 2012. (2021)

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Juristat - Top Patent Firm

Juristat recognized Shook as one of the “Top Patent Firms” at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. (2021)

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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. (2021)


Managing Intellectual Property "IP Stars"

Managing Intellectual Property recognized five Shook partners as "IP Stars" in areas including patent litigation, patent prosecution, patent office proceedings and patent strategy and counseling. (2021)

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The Legal 500 United States

The Legal 500 United States has again recognized Shook as one of the best litigation firms in the country, giving top marks to eDiscovery and product liability practices, including the firm’s environmental litigation in a top tier of the annual rankings. In addition, four partners were recognized for exceptional performance in their practice areas. (2021)

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WILEF Gold Standard Certification

For the 11th consecutive year, The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) awarded Shook Gold Standard Certification in recognition of the number of women equity partners, the number of women in firm leadership positions, and the number of women among the ranks of the most highly compensated partners. (2021)

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Working Mother Best Law Firms For Women

For the 11th consecutive year Seramount, the parent company of Working Mother magazine, named Shook to its list of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women. The magazine has also recognized Shook’s Junior Women’s Management Council’s “Diversity Sponsor Award,” created to encourage the mentorship of women and diverse attorneys. (2021)

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Law360 Diversity Snapshot Diversity Champion

Law360 released its 2020 Diversity Snapshot which examines the current state of minority representation in the legal industry, which is often underrepresented. Shook ranked in the Top 30 for the number of minority attorneys and seventh in minority partner promotions among law firms with 251-600 lawyers. The firm scored 16th overall for its minority equity partners in that same grouping. (2020)

 

 


National Law Journal “500 Women In Law” Scorecard - Top 25 Firm

In the article “The NLJ 500: Where Are Women Winning?” The National Law Journal reported that Shook ranked 23rd on the publication’s scorecard for women partners, up from 34th in 2019, an 11 point positive change within one year that placed Shook in the Top 25 Law Firms of the Women’s Scorecard 2020. In the U.S. Female Minority Partners Among the Top 25, Shook had a total of 12 female minority partners, with 5.20% of the firm’s U.S. partners being minority women. (2020)

 



 

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Honoree (Missouri Lawyers Media)

 

Missouri Lawyers Media recognized Shook and Shook Associate Mary Olson in its 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Awards for their work supporting and advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Shook is the only law firm being honored on its own for its overall firm diversity and inclusion efforts. (2020)


Chambers UK

Shook London has again been ranked Band 3 for Product Liability defense, and two partners received individual rankings as "Notable Practitioners." (2020)

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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. (2020)

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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity honored Shook with its 2019 Compass Award, given to law firms that demonstrate commitment to building diverse organizations. (2019)


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." Four partners earned individual recognition for Non-IP Litigation and Enforcement. (2019)


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)


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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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) 

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)


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)

 

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)

 

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)

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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