For the third consecutive year, Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been named the global "Product Liability Law Firm of the Year" by Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. It is the only firm so honored since the award's inception in 2005.
Based on a six-month independent research process, the award recognizes those lawyers and law firms that are considered preeminent in the field by their peers and general counsel in the business community. Firms from 48 countries and 50 U.S. states are considered for the overall leading firm honors.
SHB Chair John Murphy expressed gratitude for the recognition saying, "Hard work, creativity and providing practical solutions to our clients' complex legal problems define the service that enables Shook, Hardy & Bacon to stand out in such a competitive global environment. We are proud to be selected for a third straight year."
Who's Who Legal also honored ten SHB partners as outstanding product liability practitioners. They are Simon Castley, Walt Cofer, Greg Fowler, Harvey Kaplan, Gary Long, Ed Moss, Tim Pratt, Frank Rothrock, Bill Sampson, and Victor Schwartz. This also marked the third consecutive year that more partners from SHB were honored than from any other firm worldwide. Who's Who noted that Harvey Kaplan was featured among the most highly regarded individuals in the research overall.
Referring to the firm's unrivalled third consecutive win, Who's Who Editor Callum Campbell characterized the honor as "an outstanding achievement." According to Campbell, "Shook, Hardy & Bacon's continuing success demonstrates its consistent and unparalleled level of individual and collective talent in this field. We have no hesitation in declaring Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. the world's leading firm for product liability defense expertise."