A native San Franciscan, Alicia is a member of Shook's Executive Committee, the immediate past Co-Chair of Shook’s Product Liability Litigation Practice Group, and served as the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office from 2005-2011. For more than 35 years Alicia has represented drug and device manufacturers in complex litigations, coordinated proceedings and MDLs throughout the country. Alicia currently serves as the firm’s relationship partner for Pfizer, Inc., Medtronic, Roche and Genentech. Alicia represents these companies in mass tort litigation throughout the country. She has also represented Bayer in various California litigations, including Mirena and Cipro. She currently represents Monsanto in its Roundup Litigation and Sanofi-Aventis in the Taxotere litigation. 

Alicia also has a broad range of general product liability litigation experience and is nationally known to judges, mediators, arbitrators and lawyers on both sides of the bar in multiple practice areas. Alicia has defended manufacturers and designers of a variety of products including power tools, manufacturing equipment, and play structures.   

Prior to joining Shook in 2000, Alicia was at Sedgwick, where she worked on a variety of product liability cases, including acting as Regional Counsel for Bristol Myers Squibb coordinating the defense of individual breast implant cases in six states: California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and Arizona. While at Sedgwick, Alicia tried five cases on behalf of the Dalkon Shield Claimants’ Trust. Early in her career and before joining Sedgwick, Alicia served as local counsel on the DES litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Presentations

Alicia has presented at the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association's Product Liability Section and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, the American Society for Quality Biomedical Division, and the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance on numerous topics, including complex tort litigation, jury selection, punitive damages and deposition strategy.

Publications

Litigation Trends & Development, Chambers 2019 Litigation Global Practice Guide, July 2019.

Product Liability in the USA, Lexology, February 23, 2018.

Media

Thought Leaders - USA - Product Liability Defence 2023Whos' Who Legal, 2023

Female Atty To Co-Lead Shook Hardy Product Liability Group, Law360, January 20, 2021.

Shook Names Product Liability Co-Chairwoman Amid Lateral Movement, Growing CompetitionDaily Business Review, January 15, 2021.