Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon the Product Liability Law Firm of the Year and Partner Harvey Kaplan the Product Liability Lawyer of the Year.
The firm has won the award for four consecutive years – every year since its inception – and this is just the third time that a law firm has won the firm and individual award in the same category in the same year.
“In a highly competitive field, receiving the Who’s Who Legal Law Firm of the Year Award for Product Liability law is an outstanding achievement,” said Callum Campbell, Who’s Who Legal Editor in Chief. “SHB’s continuing success is reflected in the consistently positive feedback we received, recognizing the firm’s exceptional individual and collective talent. We have no hesitation in declaring Shook, Hardy & Bacon the world’s leading firm for product liability defense.”
In commenting on Kaplan’s international network of support as a candidate for the Product Liability Lawyer of the Year award, Campbell said, “Harvey received votes from interviewees across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland and Latin America, and was described as ‘an outstanding legal mind’ and ‘the leading authority in the field.’ He received more votes than any other individual worldwide and is without doubt the leading lawyer for product liability defense work.”
In addition to Kaplan, nine other Shook partners were recognized as leading individual product liability practitioners, including Simon Castley, Walt Cofer, Greg Fowler, Gary Long, Ed Moss, Frank Rothrock, Bill Sampson, Victor Schwartz, and Mark Tyler. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Shook had more individuals featured than any other firm worldwide.
Who’s Who Legal will publish the new rankings in its next edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, which features all of the individual Who’s Who Legal publications, covering 29 practice areas and almost 100 countries.
To view the Who’s Who Legal press release announcing Shook as the Global Product Liability Law Firm of the Year, please click here. To view the Who’s Who Legal press release announcing Kaplan as the Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, please click here.