NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2019 — Law360 has again named King & Spalding’s Product Liability practice a Practice Group of the Year — the sixth consecutive year the firm has earned this honor.
Law360’s profile of the practice highlights its focus on teamwork and collaboration, strong bench of skilled trial lawyers, ability to manage large cases, and multiple courtroom successes.
Among these successes in 2018 were the Seventh Circuit’s overturning of a $3 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline PLC in the first “innovator liability” case ever tried; trial wins for R.J. Reynolds in Engle progeny cases in Florida, including five complete defense verdicts; and a California federal judge’s decision to drastically reduce a punitive damages award of $440 million to just over $20 million in a proposed class action alleging that Kimberly-Clark Corp. and its former health care division, Halyard Health, misled buyers about the permeability of certain surgical gowns.
King & Spalding Mass Tort and Toxic Tort partner Ursula Henninger told Law360: “The fact that we have a number of women that have tried both in first- and second-chair roles, [in] difficult cases in difficult jurisdictions all involving high dollar amounts, corporate misconduct and punitive damages, is very much a strength of King & Spalding’s product liability group.”
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Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.