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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates - ranked: tier 5

Pepper Hamilton LLP

At Pepper Hamilton LLP, the Philadelphia-based Richard Zack represented electronic payments processor Intercept in numerous investigations and enforcement matters, including a DOJ investigation, subpoenas in New York and Vermont, and assistance with civil investigative demands from federal authorities. Also recommended in Philadelphia is Thomas Gallagher, who secured a deferred prosecution for Olympus and is now guiding the client through a three-year DOJ imposed monitorship related to a scheme to pay kickbacks to doctors and hospitals to use proprietary medical device products. Practice chair Michael Schwartz is based in Philadelphia. Martin Bloor joined the New York office of Cozen O'Connor in November 2017.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense - ranked: tier 2

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Nina Gussack heads the health sciences department at Pepper Hamilton LLP, that regularly represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in product liability litigation and class actions. Led by Gussack and Sean Fahey, the team continues to act as national counsel to Eli Lilly in several product liability lawsuits, including the Byetta MDL, which involves claims that the type 2 diabetes treatment causes acute pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, renal failure or thyroid cancer. In other work, Gussack is national settlement counsel for Bard in the pelvic repair system MDL, in which plaintiffs allege injuries caused by the transvaginal mesh implants. GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronic, Merck and Johnson & Johnson are also clients of the firm. Andrew Kantra is another key figure. In November 2017, Rachael Bushey returned to the firm from Hogan Lovells US LLP. The Berwyn office was strengthened with the October 2017 arrival of Deborah Spranger from Saul Ewing. All partners are based in Philadelphia, unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 4

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP is well known for its niche expertise in advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on biodefense and vaccine procurements. The group has experience in bid protest work, pre- and post-award audits, FCA cases and regulatory issues. Past clients for the team include Noble Supply & Logistics, National Instruments, Tyco International and General Dynamics Mission Systems. Hilary Cairnie heads the practice. Michael Hordell retired in December 2017.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 3

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP advises on a range of transactional and contentious construction issues, particularly those relating to infrastructure and energy projects. The team is headed by Michael Subak in Philadelphia, with 14 other partners spread across the firm’s offices in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Albert Bates and Ralph Finizio are noted. The practice stands out for its contractor client base, which includes the likes of Bechtel, Sciame Construction and AECOM. Other clients include specialty infrastructure contractors MasTec and Midasco, on behalf of which the team has been advising on billion-dollar highway and rail disputes respectively.

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