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 six consecutive years–every year since its inception–and this is the third consecutive year Kaplan has been named Product Liability Lawyer of the Year.
“The high esteem in which the firm is held is reflected by the exceptional levels of positive feedback its lawyers received from our sources in a range of countries worldwide,” said Callum Campbell, Who’s Who Legal Editor in Chief. “Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is one of an elite group of firms to have won one of our awards every year since its inception, and we are delighted to recognize them as the world’s leading Product Liability law firm once again.”
In commenting on the support Kaplan received as a candidate for the Product Liability Lawyer of the Year award, Campbell said, “In a highly competitive field, retaining the Who’s Who Legal Product Liability Lawyer of the Year Award is an outstanding achievement. Harvey Kaplan received more votes from clients and peers worldwide than any other lawyer in our research. This is the third time he has won the award, and the consistently positive feedback we received from our sources across the globe reflect his exceptional talent and pre-eminence in the field. We have no hesitation in declaring him the leading lawyer in the world for Product Liability expertise once more.”
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 the 2010 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 from the previous year, covering 31 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, Commercial Litigation), Scott Sayler (Life Sciences), Marie Woodbury (Life Sciences), John Barkett (Environmental), 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.