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Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

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Santa Monica, Dallas, Chicago

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United States: Litigation

Within Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP is a second tier firm,

The ‘outstanding’ team at Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP operates across the firm’s three offices in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Praised for delivering ‘exceptional client service’, it has ‘a thorough understanding of complex medical and scientific matters’ – Los Angeles-based Kenneth Baum is a ‘stand-out name’ in this area – and ‘strong trial advocacy skills’ to boot. ‘Leading figure’ Tarek Ismail is serving as trial counsel for Boehringer Ingelheim in the Pradaxa MDL in the Southern District of Illinois; bellwether trials are scheduled to commence in August 2014. The firm is lead outside counsel for Bayer in litigation involving Mirena in a federal court MDL and in consolidated state court cases; Shayna Cook, who joined in January 2013 from Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, serves as lead trial counsel and Brian O’Donoghue as coordinating counsel. The firm continues to represent Bayer as national counsel in the Nephrogenic systemic fybrosis (NSF)/gadolinium product liability litigation pertaining to its Magnevist product; Ismail serves as lead trial counsel and lead counsel in all coordinated proceedings. Also recommended are Alan Littmann and Andrew Goldman who is ‘a fantastic lawyer, very hard-working and smart’. Attorneys are based in Chicago unless stated.

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