Shook has named Partner Jennifer Stevenson as co-chair of its newly formed Complex Litigation Strategic Counseling (CLSC) Practice, alongside Partner Patrick Oot. This cross disciplinary group includes the firm’s Chambers-ranked Discovery Strategies Practice, which will continue to provide creative and defensible discovery solutions, while offering an array of new strategic counseling services to clients navigating the coordination challenges of mass torts and multidistrict litigation.
With more than 18 years in Shook’s Product Liability Practice, Stevenson is a gifted strategist who has led teams overseeing all aspects of mass litigation across diverse industries, from initial coordination and pleading responses, through fact and expert discovery and motion practice, to bellwether selection and pretrial filings. She has also managed lawyers from multiple firms in a Virtual Law Firm (VLF) setting.
“Our Complex Litigation Strategic Counseling Practice offers clients a holistic approach to effectively and efficiently manage multidistrict litigation,” said Stevenson. “Shook has acted as lead counsel and worked collaboratively with other firms in a VLF for defendants in multiple MDLs and mass torts, crafting winning litigation strategies and avoiding unnecessary complications. I am thrilled to continue serving our clients in this expanded capacity.”
“In response to adversaries who are better funded and more organized than ever before, Shook has pioneered the VLF model on the defense side, bringing together top-tier firms to cultivate an effective and winning partnership on behalf of mutual clients,” said Oot. “The CLSC Practice leads these efforts to best position the litigation for Shook’s deep bench of trial lawyers and litigators.”