Product Liability Leader Shook Deepens Trial Bench in Northeast

With its well-established global reputation in product liability litigation, Shook, Hardy & Bacon welcomes the addition of a select group of trial attorneys with proven records serving pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in complex product liability and commercial matters. The new team, which is based in Philadelphia, will advocate for clients nationally in high-stakes litigation, as well as business disputes, class action and other areas.

The four new partners who joined on March 1, 2020 are Bob Limbacher, Eben Flaster, Adam Tolin, and Margaret O'Neill. Bob Limbacher is known for his extensive pharmaceutical MDL experience.  Eben Flaster is recognized as an authority on pharmaceutical regulatory and sales and marketing issues, and co-chaired his prior firm’s Product Liability Practice.  Adam Tolin has extensive trial experience in pharmaceutical and commercial litigation, and Margaret O’Neill focuses her practice in pharmaceutical product liability defense and is active in DRI’s Drug & Medical Device Committee.  The Philadelphia addition allows the firm to serve health, science and technology companies from 15 distinct markets worldwide and continues growth in a crucial geographic area for Shook clients.  

“We are expanding to meet the needs of clients, many whom are headquartered in the Northeast,” stated Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough, who divides her time between Washington, D.C. and Kansas City. “With evolving regulatory standards and increasingly complex legal matters, this group will help our clients seek the best solutions through often contentious disputes.”

Last year, Shook in Philadelphia and in Boston welcomed a large group of environmental and toxic tort litigation attorneys as the firm continues its growth its Northeast presence.

“We are really pleased to bring this highly skilled product liability and commercial litigation team to Shook and the growing Philadelphia office,” stated Shook’s Philadelphia Managing Partner Sean Wajert. “I have personally known Bob, Eben and Adam for years and the level of work they provide to very sophisticated clients. They are a natural fit for our firm.”