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Mintz Levin Adds to San Francisco Office
The law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has announced via a press release that it has added a product liability group to its office in San Francisco. Those added to the firm are Daniel J. Herling and Michelle Gillette.
“The addition of these outstanding attorneys adds another important strategic dimension to our West Coast presence,” Robert I. Bodian, the managing member for the firm, said. “Their impressive experience, particularly in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, expands our national products liability litigation practice and further strengthens the capabilities we are able to bring to bear in serving – and growing – our well-established life sciences client base.”
Herling was a partner at Keller and Heckman and focuses his practice on complex litigation surrounding class actions, product liability, patent infringement, intellectual property litigation, and professional liability.
Gillette also comes from Keller and Heckman with experience in trial litigator. She has experience representing businesses in lawsuits involving unfair business practices, trade secrets, torts, unfair competition, false or misleading advertising and patent litigation.
“We are actively building on the momentum we have created in San Francisco, with the addition of experienced lawyers from top firms whose backgrounds complement our core strengths and enhance our offerings,” Paul Churchill, the managing member of the San Francisco office, said. “These talented individuals, all of whom have a range of options in this market, continue to be attracted to Mintz Levin’s growth-oriented environment and the opportunity to leverage an extensive, full-service platform to expand their highly-successful practices.”
“In the wake of several recent court decisions, California is poised to become a hotbed of product liability litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical and medical device area,” Herling said. “With one of the top life sciences practices in the country, Mintz Levin is likely to be at the forefront of this quickly evolving area of the law. The firm’s core strengths and entrepreneurial attitude made it a natural fit for our capabilities and long roster of national and international clients.”Mintz Levin Adds to San Francisco Office by Jim Vassallo