Butler Snow LLP has been recognized as a leading law firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500 United States, ranking in the Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices category. One of only 31 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide, Butler Snow’s team was highlighted for its extensive experience in mass tort litigation, its vigorous defense of medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and its recent series of 13back-to-back defense verdicts at trial.
For the sixth consecutive year and adding to the firm’s accolades, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of eight attorneys nationwide named a “Next Generation Partner” for her impressive team leadership and legal acumen in handling coordinated proceedings and individual plaintiff cases. Jones’s extensive private practice experience and a previous three-year secondment at a major pharma company have attuned her to the underlying business implications of mass tort litigation for her clients, and she works strategically to best meet their goals. Attorney Kim Bueno was highlighted for her elite legal skills at all stages of the litigation process and particular expertise at trial, and colleague William M. Gage was recognized for his vast trial experience and strategic prowess in directing high-profile litigation for the firm’s clients. Additional attorneys highlighted for their exceptional work included Kasey Adams, Tara L. Blake, Paul V. Cassisa, Jr., Andrea La’Verne Edney, Eric E. Hudson, Chad R. Hutchinson, Susanna Moldoveanu, Orlando R. Richmond, Sr., Paul S. Rosenblatt, Kari Sutherland, and Travis B. Swearingen.
Butler Snow’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry practicegroup provides clients with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary legal team to minimize legal exposure, litigate cases in every stage until resolution, and handle crisis management. Few firms in the United States have been called upon as often as Butler Snow to serve as local, regional or national counsel in significant pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare cases. The firm’s litigators play leading roles in federal multi-district proceedings and try a broad range of matters, including bellwether cases. Butler Snow attorneys are experienced in responding to complex regulatory, compliance and policy challenges. The firm’s litigators have tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts and on appeal in virtually every state and in numerous foreign countries. Butler Snow regularly leads trial teams in some of the most challenging jurisdictions in the country with significant experience navigating complex cases involving a broad array of products and medical devices brought by single plaintiffs and, more often, mass actions involving anywhere from hundreds to thousands of plaintiffs.
The Legal 500 has analyzed the capabilities of law firms worldwide in 150 jurisdictions 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 16th year and is relied upon by millions of buyers of legal services worldwide to instruct outside counsel. 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 with vast legal market experience.