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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

2555 GRAND BOULEVARD, KANSAS CITY, MO 64108, USA
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Work +1 816 474 6550
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Fax +1 816 421 5547
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www.shb.com

United States: Dispute resolution

E-discovery
E-discovery - ranked: tier 2

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP's team has experience across the spectrum of e-discovery matters, including discovery consulting and counseling, utilizing the firm's document review center and information management capabilities. It is led jointly by Washington DC's Patrick Oot, who combines experience as an in-house, government and private practice litigator, and Kansas City's Denise Talbert, who is a veteran of the e-discovery space. Mark Cowing and Gabe Egli are the other names to note in Kansas City.

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Patrick Oot - Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: automotive/transport - defense - ranked: tier 3

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Jointly led by Walter Cofer in Kansas City and Alicia Donahue, the product liability group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP regularly represents OEMs from the automotive industry in class actions and product liability lawsuits. In recent highlights, Frank Kelly successfully defended Ford in a putative class action alleging that certain vehicles had defective relays in electronic power-assisted steering that caused the steering mechanism to malfunction. Additionally, Amir Nassihi obtained dismissal of a class action filed against Toyota regarding the soy-coated wiring in certain vehicles, which allegedly attracted rodents to gnaw on it and destroy the wiring. All named partners are based in San Francisco unless otherwise noted.

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Frank Kelly - Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense - ranked: tier 2

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP has particular experience with claims in the food and beverage and tobacco industries. Jointly headed by Walter Cofer in Kansas City and Alicia Donahue in San Francisco, the product liability practice continues to defend longstanding client Philip Morris in the nationwide Engle progeny litigation, having recently acted as trial counsel in seven different lawsuits. Stryker, Coca-Cola and Ford are also among the firm’s key clients. San Francisco-based Frank Kelly and Kenneth Reilly in Miami are other key figures of the practice. Miranda Soto left in May 2018 to join Shutts & Bowen LLP, while Eric Swan joined the Missouri Attorney General’s Office; Nicolas Deutsch left to co-found Crump & Deutsch PLLC in February 2018. In Kansas City, Naoki Kaneko, Zachary Crowell, Jeffrey Elkins and David Swaney were all made partners.

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Frank Kelly - Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Kenneth Reilly - Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Headed by Walter Cofer¬†and Alicia Donahue¬†in San Francisco, the sizeable product liability group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP¬†has demonstrated ‚Äėexcellent strategic thinking capabilities‚Äô in large product liability claims in the pharmaceuticals and¬†medical devices arena. In recent highlights,¬†Robert Adams,¬†Jon Strongman¬†and Miami-based Daniel Rogers¬†acted as national counsel for Boston Scientific in litigation relating to its pelvic mesh products, including an MDL in West Virginia. Further,¬†Harley Ratliff¬†is representing Sanofi as national lead counsel in ongoing litigation alleging that the breast cancer chemotherapy drug Taxotere causes permanent hair loss. Stryker, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson are also part of the firm‚Äôs client roster. In 2018,¬†Miranda Soto¬†left for¬†Shutts & Bowen LLP, Eric Swan joined the Missouri Attorney General‚Äôs Office, and Nicholas Deutsch joined Crump & Deutsch; however,¬†Christopher Kaufman, Naoki Kaneko, Zachary Crowell¬†and Dana Strueby¬†were all made partners in the practice group. Unless otherwise stated, named partners are based in Kansas City.

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense - ranked: tier 2

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP’s expertise spans environmental and chemical exposure litigation and class actions, from property damage and personal injury claims arising from chemical exposure and release of hazardous substances in the environment, to water contamination and cost recovery actions for remediation of groundwater. Mark Anstoetter and David Erickson jointly lead the toxic tort and exposure practice in Kansas City. David Swaney and Anthony Martinez were promoted to partner.

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David Erickson - Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 4

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP’s areas of strength include biometric privacy, incident preparation and response, GDPR compliance, vendor management, international data transfer as well as litigation and dispute resolution. Practice head Al Saikali , from the Miami office, has been acting for a number of companies in several class action lawsuits based on alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). The practice also assisted the village of Wellington in Florida with its response to a 2018 data breach that affected residents who used the Click2Gov application to make payments, such as utility bill, parking ticket and license fee payments. Automotive company JM and Apollo Bank are also clients. Of counsel Camila Tobón, based in Denver, in-depth knowledge of data protection regulations worldwide.

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