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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011: Products Liability & Mass Torts

Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2011 review of national legal talent in the area of "Products Liability & Mass Torts," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Nationwide Ranking: Tier 2

The Firm: This team is widely recognized as a leader in tobacco litigation. However, clients recommend the team across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, aviation, toxic tort and automobile. The group recently defended 3M in a toxic tort putative class action brought by more than 400 plaintiffs.  

Sources Say: "This is a litigation powerhouse. I deeply respect the attorneys' skills and judgment."

Key Individuals: Leslie Smith is a talented litigator, who focuses on pharmaceutical and consumer class action cases. Andrew McGaan specializes in tobacco litigation and is praised for his tenacity in the courtroom. One interviewee commented: "He has a great rapport with juries. He's the whole package."

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011—