While many trial lawyers have been sidelined, Allison Brown of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has put together an impressive string of defense victories for Johnson & Johnson. Brown has teamed with Michael Brown of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to win three defense verdicts in St. Louis and across the Mississippi River in Illinois, where plaintiffs claimed J&J’s talc-based Baby Powder caused them or their loved ones to develop ovarian cancer. Their win in the face of a contempt ruling against the company and a corporate witness in a case in Belleville, Illinois, earlier this year landed them co-Litigator of the Week honors.

Yesterday The Litigation Daily recorded an upcoming episode of the Legal Speak podcast with Allison Brown, who’s gone by “Alli” since 1984 after hearing Elizabeth Shue’s character in the “Karate Kid” embrace the nickname.