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Editor’s Note
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

In my nearly 19 years of working at The Legal Intelligencer, there have been few supplements that I’ve been involved in that have been as rewarding or rich in information as our first Litigation Departments of the Year. Full Text


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

Morgan Lewis’ representation of Toys "R" Us in a gift card class action was far from child’s play. In fact, even most class action lawyers have never come close to playing in this sandbox. Full Text


Going Toe-to-Toe
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

When Ronald P. Schiller was looking to leave one of the largest law firms in the world with his team of insurance coverage litigators, he made one phone call. Full Text


Creative Counseling
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

When James Brogan, head of DLA Piper’s Philadelphia office, was brought aboard to defend three foreign subsidiaries of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in a wrongful death suit filed in North Carolina state court, he immediately began thinking about how his firm could accomplish what previous counsel had been unsuccessful at — removing the foreign subsidiaries from the litigation. Full Text


Every Day the Courts Are Open
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

While a majority of the legal profession was packing it in for the Thanksgiving holiday last year, a team of Cozen O’Connor attorneys could be found in a Harrisburg bankruptcy courtroom. Full Text


Small-Firm Litigators, Big-Ticket Litigation
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

With 53 total lawyers, Pittsburgh-based Meyer, Unkovic & Scott is far from anyone’s definition of a "megafirm." But that hasn’t stopped its clients from routinely entrusting its litigators with major litigation. Full Text


In Hot Pursuit
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

While some law firms may find the combination of being aggressive in the courtroom and emphasizing family values at the office to be incompatible with each other, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check believes that is the key to its success as a class action securities litigation firm. Full Text


The Road to Recovery
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

Arising four decades ago in response to the onslaught of asbestos-related cases, Reed Smith’s insurance recovery department adapts to the litigation landscape. Full Text


A Patented Approach
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

Reed Smith’s performance bears out its history with intellectual property legal services, and its growth in the sector has broadened its reach without changing its approach. Full Text


From ERISA to English Muffins
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

Bimbo Bakeries didn’t have a signed noncompete from executive Chris Botticella when he left to join competitor Hostess Brands. And there was no evidence he shared any of Bimbo’s trade secrets with his prospective new employer. Full Text



A One-Two Punch
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

Daniel Feldman’s first experience with an attorney left him soured. The former Cornell University Medical School researcher was told his qui tam whistleblower case alleging the school improperly used grant money wasn’t worth his time and aggravation, nor those of the New York attorney he had approached. Full Text


A Strong Geographic Footprint
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

For the leadership at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, it proves a telling sign of the firm’s prestige that even the litigation giant’s usual opponents enlist its legal services. Full Text


A Scientific Method
The Legal Intelligencer
June 26, 2012

Pepper Hamilton’s strength in products liability litigation has included resolving much of the diabetes drug Avandia litigation for GlaxoSmithKline without any trials. Full Text