Shook D.C. is home to the firm’s Public Policy, National Amicus and FDA and Regulatory Guidance practice groups, as well as business and product liability litigation teams. 

Our Public Policy attorneys are members of the American Law Institute, contributing to thought leadership and helping to draft the Restatements of the Law. They are authors of casebooks and legal reference materials, and are frequent contributors of scholarly work to leading national journals and law reviews. They have written and lectured on, among other topics, product liability, tort doctrines, consumer law, punitive damages, federal regulation, judicial selection and jury service, class action, international disputes and other civil justice issues. In addition, they are often sought out by national media for insight and commentary on legal issues, including by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the National Law Journal, 60 Minutes, CNN, Bloomberg, NPR, CNBC and MSNBC

In addition, D.C. attorneys lead our national Data and Discovery Strategies practice, working on privacy and data security matters as well as discovery and eDiscovery management. 

Our business litigation and product liability teams handle a wide range of issues involving FDA, FTC and other government regulations; product recalls; and white collar defense and government investigations. We represent clients in pharmaceutical and medical device, food and beverage, life sciences and biotechnology, pet care and animal health industries. We handle matters involving banking and financial services, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial recoveries, insurance and reinsurance. 

Individual attorneys have been named among the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States” by the National Law Journal, and three have received Burton Awards for legal achievement or excellence in legal writing. They also have been honored and recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America; LawdragonWashington D.C. Super Lawyers; The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Washingtonian Magazine; U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform; Lawyers of Color Hot List; Finance Monthly; Expert Guides: Women in Business Law; ICFM 500 Leading Lawyers; and BTI Consulting.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s D.C. office was founded in 1999.