Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been recognized as a nationally recommended firm in litigation and intellectual property in the newly issued 2014 edition of The Legal 500 United States.
The firm was lauded for its “deep bench of trial lawyers and strong reputation for high-profile defense work across various industries,” including its defense of thousands of Engle progeny tobacco cases in Florida, multiple class actions involving an undisclosed ingredient in a food product, and multi-district litigation alleging gas retailers had broken consumer protection laws.
Shook was one of only three firms to receive top-tier recognition in the guide’s product liability: consumer products section, and one of six to receive a top-tier ranking in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices category. Additionally, Shook’s automotive/transport and toxic tort defense practices earned tier-two rankings, placing each group among the top 16 practices in the nation.
Shook was also highlighted in the guide’s intellectual property: patent prosecution section, which singled out Shook’s expertise in the telecom, computer software, and pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
The Legal 500 noted as select “leading lawyers” Shook Partners Dave Erickson, Harvey Kaplan, Frank Kelly, and Ken Reilly. Other firm partners recognized in the 2014 guide include Rob Adams, Hunter Ahern, Mark Anstoetter, Brad Bodamer, Walt Cofer, Jean Dickman, Tristan Duncan, Patrick Fanning, Bill Geraghty, John Golian, Mike Gross, Madeleine McDonough, Rebecca Ocariz, Hildy Sastre, Steve Soden, and Scott Strohm.