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 five consecutive years – every year since its inception – and this is the second consecutive year Kaplan has been named Product Liability Lawyer of the Year.
“Only a select group of firms can claim such an unbroken run of success,” said Callum Campbell, Who’s Who Legal Editor in Chief. “Our ongoing research has once again identified Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. the world’s leading firm for product liability defense work, and we are delighted to recognize the firm’s depth of talent and experience with this award.”
In commenting on the support Kaplan received as a candidate for the Product Liability Lawyer of the Year award, Campbell said, “By winning this award for a second time, Harvey Kaplan joins an elite group of lawyers worldwide. Once again he was the most highly nominated individual in our international research and received commendation from across the globe. He was described to our researchers as an ‘industry leader’ and ‘incredibly skilled,’ and is without doubt the leading lawyer in the world for product liability defense work.”
In addition to Kaplan, 11 other Shook partners were recognized as leading individual product liability practitioners, including Tony Andrade, Simon Castley, Walt Cofer, Greg Fowler, Gary Long, Ed Moss, Ken Reilly, Frank Rothrock, Bill Sampson, Victor Schwartz, and Mark Tyler.
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 30 practice areas in more than 100 countries. Additional Shook attorneys who will be recognized in the publication include Sarah Croft (Life Sciences), Harvey Kaplan (Life Sciences), Scott Sayler (Life Sciences), Marie Woodbury (Life Sciences), John Barkett (Environmental and Commercial Arbitration), Bill Martucci (Employment), and Trent Webb (Patents).
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.