Shook Partners to Speak at DRI Women in the Law Event

Two Shook partners will be presenters at the upcoming DRI Women in the Law Seminar, January 31-February 2, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. 

Orange County Partner Janet Hickson is the program chair; she will deliver the opening remarks for the event. Hickson's practice focuses on product liability litigation. She has significant experience representing the manufacturers and distributors of automobiles, motorcycles, food products, consumer products, industrial equipment and medical devices. She has also represented entertainment and amusement park venues in addition to handling a range of commercial litigation matters. 

Miami Partner Hildy Sastre will be leading the breakout session “Preparing to Win." The session will be geared toward more experienced attorneys and will help them learn effective strategies to prepare witnesses to spot and respond to “reptilian” questions in real time. Sastre litigates and serves as trial counsel in high-stakes product liability cases on behalf of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers throughout the United States. She has also tried commercial and intellectual property cases.

Shook is a sponsor of the event, which brings together national leaders in corporations, firms, the judiciary, and business to provide practical tips for handling legal and career development issues.