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Butler Snow Earns Top Rankings in Legal 500 US 2024 Rankings

June 27, 2024 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow LLP has been recognized as a leading national law firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500 United States, with two practice area rankings in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices (Tier 2) and Infrastructure and PPP (Tier 4) categories. Within the Tier 2 Ranking, Butler Snow had two individual attorney recognitions – Leading Lawyer and Next Generation Partner.

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 17th 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.

TIER 2: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Butler Snow was ranked for the firm’s excellent record of acting for pharmaceutical and medical device companies utilizing a deep bench of subject matter experts and trial lawyers. Recognized for the firm’s collaborative approach, the team works particularly well with others in a “virtual law firm” setting, with lawyers in the team who are well-versed in handling work throughout the litigation life-cycle, from discovery through to settlement negotiation.

Butler Snow attorney Kim Bueno was named a “Leading Lawyer” for her elite legal skills. The individuals selected are defined as true market leaders with long-established reputations in their sector. They are attorneys with lead roles in multiple recent significant matters and exceptional, widespread endorsements from peers and clients. Bueno is recognized as a ‘very dynamic trial specialist’, having scored a raft of high-profile victories in federal and state courts throughout the country, including a number of recent wins in pelvic mesh trials.

Alyson Bustamante Jones was also named a “Next Generation Partner” for the seventh consecutive year for her impressive team leadership and legal acumen in handling coordinated proceedings and individual plaintiff cases.  Those selected for this honor are lawyers who have received significant recognition from clients and peers in the market who are clear leaders in the field. 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 Christopher Morris was highlighted for his management of large-scale cases where he has developed a particularly strong reputation for realizing efficiencies, including at the discovery phase. Also highlighted for his management of scientific experts, Paul S. Rosenblatt received recognition for his subject matter expertise with extensive experience with preparing, defending, and cross-examining case-specific and general causation experts. Additional attorneys recommended in Tier 2 for their exceptional work included Amy Pepke and Caroline Walker.

TIER 4: Project Finance: Infrastructure and PPP

Butler Snow’s Public Finance practice group was ranked for the team’s infrastructure work with many urban development authorities, public institutions, hospitals, schools, art centers, and energy developers for a bond, borrower, and corporate counsel.

Recommended and highlighted attorneys adding to the firm’s accolades in Tier 4 included Caitlyn Smith Burchfield, John England, Gregg Gumbert, Jetson Hollingsworth, Michael Russ, Blake Sharpton, Thad Varner and Anna Watson.