Shook welcomes Partner Jessica Grant to expand the firm’s first-chair trial bench. Well-known nationally, Grant brings 25+ years of experience in a wide spectrum of areas including product liability, antitrust, class action, employment and intellectual property. She will join Shook’s world-renowned Product Liability Litigation Practice and she is expected to serve clients across a broad array of industries.
“Jessica is a natural fit for our bench of premier trial lawyers, a strategist who knows her way around the courtroom and a master of pre-litigation work,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough. “She has tried five cases with Shook lawyers and knows our firm well. It will be a seamless transition, one that will benefit our clients.”
Grant has substantial class action experience including serving as lead trial counsel in one of the largest wage and hour class actions ever to be tried to verdict in California. She has extensive IP litigation experience in complex cases involving patent, copyright infringement and trademark matters from inception of the case to trial. She is frequently asked to take over cases on the eve of trial, particularly business litigation matters. Multifaceted, Grant has also represented direct purchaser plaintiffs in one of the largest antitrust cases ever certified as a class action, in a strategic growth area for Shook.
“We’ve known Jessica for quite some time and we have great respect for her skills in the courtroom,” said Product Liability Litigation Co-Chair Bill Geraghty, who tried a case with Grant. “She has demonstrated the ability to collaborate with lawyers, connect with juries and bring home winning results.”