With a well-earned reputation as a litigation powerhouse, Shook, Hardy & Bacon is the go-to firm for the world’s leading health, science and technology companies. In addition to fielding the largest product liability practice in the world, Shook handles commercial litigation, environmental and toxic tort, and intellectual property disputes for the pharmaceutical and medical device, food and beverage, and consumer goods industries. While its high-stakes, complex litigation expertise is second to none, the firm also has the regulatory compliance and risk management experience upon which companies have come to rely. Established in Kansas City in 1889, Shook has grown to approximately 500 attorneys and 200 research analysts and paraprofessionals, many of whom have advanced scientific and technical degrees. Shook’s offices are strategically located in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Orange County, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, DC.