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Shook, Hardy & Bacon International LLP

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon has defended companies in their most substantial national and international products liability, mass tort and complex litigation matters for more than a century.

Known as one of the world’s premier litigation firms, SHB’s success has captured the attention of many in the industry, including The American Lawyer, which recognised the firm as its Product Liability Law Firm of the Year in 2008 and a finalist in the same category in 2010. The ABA Journal has described SHB as “the firm many of the world’s biggest companies turn to at the first hint of trouble”. SHB has also been named the Global Product Liability Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for an unprecedented seven consecutive years.

SHB has represented leading international companies in a variety of industries, including tobacco, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, and automotive. In the past two years alone, SHB lawyers have tried more than 60 cases to verdict, successfully defending clients against claims involving products liability, environmental and toxic tort, patent infringement, and labour and employment.

Over the past few years, the firm has leveraged its complex litigation expertise to advance its mission of “being the best in the world at providing creative and practical solutions at unsurpassed value”. As a result, the firm has built substantial national practices in intellectual property, environmental and toxic tort litigation, employment litigation, commercial litigation, government enforcement and compliance, and public policy.

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