The Legal 500 Recognizes Shook’s Litigation and IP Practices

Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been recognized as a nationally recommended firm in litigation and intellectual property in the newly issued 2015 edition of The Legal 500 United States.

The firm was lauded for its deep bench of trial lawyers and its “35 years’ experience handling high-profile litigation for industry heavyweights,” including its defense of thousands of Engle progeny tobacco cases in Florida and multiple class actions alleging grocery retailers acted contrary to the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Shook was one of only four 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 and six practices in the nation respectively.

Shook was also highlighted in the guide’s intellectual property: patent prosecution section, which singled out Shook’s “longstanding reputation among multinational and US clients for patent work, and counts some household names on its roster.”

The Legal 500 also recognized four Shook partners as select “leading lawyers” including Ken Reilly (Consumer Products), Frank Kelly (Consumer Products), Harvey Kaplan (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices) and Dave Erickson (Toxic Tort).

Other firm attorneys noted as “recommended” in the 2015 guide include Cory Fisher, Elena McFarland, Rob Adams, Michael Walden, Miranda Soto, Walt Cofer, Madeleine McDonough, and Mark Anstoetter.