The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work in the publication’s Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices category. The firm, one of only 30 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide, was described as providing “an ‘exceptional’ service to clients.” The editorial went on to say “…its subject matter and strategic litigation expertise ensures that it is also regularly engaged as national coordinating and MDL counsel.”
For the fifth consecutive year, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only six attorneys nationwide named as a Next Generation Partner. Of Jones, the publication’s editorial said “Ridgeland-based team head Alyson Jones continues to impress as a result of her aptitude at handling coordinated proceedings and individual plaintiff cases, where clients receive not only her strategic litigation expertise but also her core understanding of the underlying business implications, as a result of her previous three-year secondment at a major pharmaceutical company.” Attorney William M. Gage was also recognized in the editorial for his pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work, and attorneys Kim Bueno, Paul V. Cassisa, Jr., David M. Cohen, Andrea La'Verne Edney , Eric E. Hudson, Chad R. Hutchinson, G. Brian Jackson, Orlando R. Richmond, Sr., Tara L. Blake, Paul S. Rosenblatt and Travis B. Swearingen were named as other key lawyers in the practice.
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Butler Snow’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare 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 U.S. recognition is one of many Butler Snow’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group has received recently. The team was selected as LMG Life Sciences 2019 “Product Liability Firm of the Year” and Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 “Product Liability Law Firm of the Year.” The firm is ranked nationally by Chambers USA 2022 in Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite and is “highly recommended” by LMG Life Sciences 2019 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 5% 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.
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