5 Attorneys also recognized nationally
Butler Snow is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 US ranked the firm nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of 19 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices –Defense. In the rankings, The Legal 500 US stated that “[t]he ‘knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking’ [Butler Snow] team regularly handles sector-related mass torts and MDLs and stands out with extensive trial expertise.”
In addition, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only five attorneys across the country ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer, and Christy D. Jones was one of only 13 attorneys ranked as a Leading Lawyer. Attorneys David M. Cohen, William M. Gage and Eric E. Hudson were also noted for their work.
The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions. The rankings are based on a series of criteria and highlight the practice area teams that provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers and a team of researchers who have vast experience in the legal market.
“We are truly honored by this recognition,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “These rankings illustrate the success of our pharmaceutical, medical device and health care practice and the firm’s commitment to the highest levels of client service.”
Butler Snow’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care team provides clients with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to minimize legal exposure, litigate through resolution and handle crisis management. The firm has significant experience with complex cases involving a broad array of products and medical devices and is regularly called upon to serve as national, regional and local counsel in significant product liability litigations. The team plays leading roles in federal multi-district proceedings and tries a broad range of cases, including bellwether cases in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country.
The Legal 500 US recognition is one of many Butler Snow’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Healthcare Litigation Group has received recently. Benchmark Litigation selected the firm as its 2018 “Product Liability Law Firm of the Year.” The firm is ranked nationally by Chambers USA 2018 for Product Liability Litigation and is “Highly Recommended” by LMG Life Sciences 2017 for Product Liability Litigation. The firm is also ranked as a leading core firm for the pharmaceutical industry in the BTI Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries list. The BTI ranking places the firm in the top five percent of all law firms with regard to client relations within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Many of the firm’s product liability attorneys are ranked individually by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, LMG Life Sciences, and Super Lawyers, among others.
For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world with comprehensive research that is revised and updated each year to bring the most up-to-date vision to the global legal market. The U.S. edition is now in its 11th year and is relied upon by millions of buyers of legal services worldwide to instruct outside counsel.