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Pepper Hamilton LLP

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United States: Dispute resolution

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

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Thomas Gallagher negotiated a civil settlement and deferred prosecution agreement for Olympus Corporation of the Americas following a whistleblower case alleging FCA, FCPA and Anti-Kickback Statute violations, and advised Sanofi on a government Anti-Kickback Statute investigation. Gallagher shares the Philadelphia office with practice head Michael Schwartz and the pair acted for Johnson & Johnson in civil and criminal investigations concerning the quality of its products. Schwartz also represented Philadelphia Media Network, PBC in the trial of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, successfully asserting the Pennsylvania Shield Law, which protects reporters from having to reveal their sources. New York’s Martin Bloor acts as integrity monitor to the New York City Department of Investigation in connection with the Build it Back program.

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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

Pepper Hamilton LLP’s practice frequently serves as lead counsel to a number of major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Sean Fahey continues to serve Medtronic as national coordinating and trial counsel in litigation concerning a number of products, including the company’s Infuse device. Department chair Nina Gussack has been serving as national trial and settlement counsel to GSK in litigation alleging that the diabetes medication Avandia causes heart attacks, strokes and other medical problems. Gussack has also been representing Eli Lilly in litigation regarding its diabetes treatment medication Byetta. Andrew Kantra is also recommended. All partners are based in Philadelphia.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 4

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP has niche expertise advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies on biodefense and vaccine procurements. The group defended Noble Supply & Logistics in a bid protest concerning DLA Troop Support’s award of a $263m maintenance, repair and operations supply contract. Other clients include General Dynamics Mission Systems, National Instruments and Tyco International. Matthew Koehl joined from Holland & Hart LLP in February 2016, while Hilary Cairnie and Kelley Doran joined from Baker & Hostetler LLP in May 2016. Cairnie and Michael Hordell now lead the practice.

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United States: Real estate

Construction (including construction litigation)
Construction (including construction litigation) - ranked: tier 2

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Infrastructure and energy projects are a key focus for the team at Pepper Hamilton LLP, which is renowned for its litigation expertise. It is noted for its contractor client base, which includes the likes of Bechtel, Sciame Construction and Aecom. Philadelphia-based Michael Subak chairs the practice, which includes 14 other partners spread across the firm’s offices in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Bechtel retains the firm for a range of matters, and recently the group represented the client in the settlement of an eight-year dispute surrounding a multimillion-dollar coal-fired power plant, which was heard in the Supreme Court of Ohio. 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. Sean McNally joined in July 2016 from Kotz Sangster Wysocki P.C. and now leads the Detroit team. Albert Bates joined the firm in April 2016; formerly he chaired the construction group at Duane Morris LLP. Pittsburgh-based Ralph Finizio is also a notable figure in the team. Bruce Ficken and Raymond DeLuca were part of a team that joined Cozen O‘Connor.

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