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Steven Glickstein (09/25/14)
Steven Glickstein has been a Kaye Scholer Partner since 1985. He is a member of the Product Liability Litigation and Counseling Group. During his 38 years of practice, Steve has been involved in some of the most highly publicized product liability litigation matters, including class actions that involve diverse products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, agricultural pesticides, blood products, asbestos, tobacco and other products. Steve served as Chair of the practice for 25 years during which time the team was recognized as the best product liability practice in the country by numerous publications, including Chambers and Partners (2008) and The American Lawyer (2006), as a result of its “unparalleled expertise in cutting edge product liability defense work.”
Sheila S. Boston (09/16/14)
Sheila S. Boston is a commercial litigator and key member of Kaye Scholer’s Product Liability Group, which was named one of Law 360’s Practice Groups of the Year for 2013, Product Liability Firm of the Year at the 2008 Chambers and Partners “USA Awards for Excellence” ceremony; has ranked in the top tier for Product Liability Litigation by Chambers USA since 2007; has ranked in the top tier for Pharmaceutical Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense by Legal 500 since 2007; and was chosen by The American Lawyer as the 2006 Product Liability Department of the Year. Sheila has received individual recognition from International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers in 2012 and 2013, and Who’s Who Legal 2014 for product liability defense. She is also recognized for her commitment to the New York legal community, and The New York Law Journal recently honored Sheila’s contribution to public service with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Lori B. Leskin (09/08/14)
Lori B. Leskin, Partner and Co-Head of the Product Liability Group, is valued by her clients for her ability to successfully assess, strategize and implement unique solutions to their unique problems. Lori’s leadership is evidenced by her appointment as Co-Head of the Products Liability Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and her inclusion in The Legal 500 US 2013 for Litigation - Product liability and mass tort defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Lori is also recognized by US News & World Report Best Lawyers 2013, which ranks Kaye Scholer as a National Tier 1 firm for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants. Additionally, she was shortlisted for the 2013 Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards for the “Best in Litigation” category. She was also recognized as a leader in New York Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions and in Product Liability Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America 2015. In 2012 she was named “Life Science Star” in the inaugural issue of Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences Guide and placed among the The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2010-2012, which recognized Kaye Scholer as “one of the most well regarded firms” for Life Sciences. Her Products Liability practice group was named Product Liability Firm of the Year at the 2008 Chambers and Partners “USA Awards for Excellence” ceremony and “Best Product Liability Practice” in January 2006 by The American Lawyer. In 2012 her group was also ranked as a top tier practice by Chambers USA, and was referenced as “[A]bsolute experts and incredible strategic thinkers. They have the ability to understand their client and what we are most concerned about, and getting to the objective in the most cost-effective and efficient manner while ensuring you get the results you want.”
Jennifer B. Patterson (09/05/14)
Jennifer B. Patterson litigates complex commercial disputes with a focus on antitrust litigation and counseling. She has handled a wide range of litigations from inception through trial and appeals. She has defended major US and foreign corporations in private antitrust lawsuits and class actions and in related investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and foreign competition agencies. She has handled internal investigations concerning potential antitrust violations and other illegal activity. Jennifer has advised companies with respect to the antitrust implications of mergers and acquisitions, including conducting worldwide analyses of pre-merger notification requirements and acting as coordinating counsel for all necessary filings. She also advises on distribution and pricing programs and other aspects of competitor and customer relations. Jennifer has counseled and represented clients in such industries as rail freight transportation, auto parts, pharmaceuticals, biometric identification, poultry breeding, food additives, pesticides, publishing, aircraft parts, optical film and flat glass manufacturing.
Aton Arbisser (09/02/14)
Aton Arbisser is the Chair of the Litigation Department of Kaye Scholer’s Los Angeles office and part of the firm’s Antitrust and Product Liability Groups.
Randall L. Speck (08/19/14)
Randall Speck is responsible for major administrative, litigation, and arbitration matters in the firm’s Washington, DC office. For more than 30 years, Randy has handled a variety of complex proceedings involving electric industry restructuring, development and implementation of organized electric markets, multibillion-dollar contract disputes, design and construction projects, antitrust claims, alleged fraud and negligence suits. He has represented state public utility commissions in major proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and before the US Courts of Appeals relating to electric resource adequacy, the exercise of market power in wholesale electricity markets and incentive rates of return. Recently, he has represented a major electric utility in a state regulatory proceeding involving the prudence of costs incurred in building a first-of-a-kind-at-its-size baseload power plant and has represented a major US electrical equipment manufacturer in a simultaneous lawsuit and international arbitration over the award and performance of a contract to build a nuclear power plant in the Philippines, including a $2 billion arbitration proceeding. He has represented a number of major US and international manufacturers in multimillion-dollar contract disputes and arbitration matters involving such issues as the international rights to sell patented HIV tests, the development and marketing of generic drugs in the United States, contracts to supply radar equipment to a country in the Middle East in the 1970s and alleged fraud in the manufacture of communications satellite components. He successfully represented a class of former shareholders in a suit to enforce a letter agreement to pay them a percentage of the gain realized on any resale of cellular telephone assets.
David Klingsberg (08/19/14)
David Klingsberg is a trial and appellate lawyer with particular experience in mass litigation. He has been national coordinating counsel and trial and appellate counsel in multi-district product liability and antitrust litigations. His experience includes: (1) defending multi-district product liability litigations involving individual and class suits concerning pharmaceutical and chemical products and medical devices (2) representing plaintiffs in a trial involving the Three Mile Island nuclear accident; (3) defending multi-district antitrust litigation involving individual and class suits by retail pharmacies against pharmaceutical manufacturers; (4) representing plaintiffs in multi-district antitrust and patent litigation. He has briefed and argued cases before the Judicial Panel for Multi-district Litigation and before numerous state and federal courts including mass litigation related issues such as exclusion of expert testimony, class action certification and punitive damages.
Michael A. Rogoff (08/19/14)
Michael Rogoff, Co-Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and Chair of the White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations Practice Group, is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose practice is concentrated in the areas of white collar and civil litigation. He has represented major US and international corporations, as well as corporate directors and individuals, in a wide variety of disputes involving health care, securities, product liability, antitrust, consumer class action, trademark and copyright, trade secrets and breach of contract. Michael is also experienced in conducting internal investigations, as well as representing clients in SEC and grand jury investigations. He is a co-author of the Kaye Scholer LLP Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues (Practising Law Institute 2014).
Vincent A. Sama (08/19/14)
Vincent Sama is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, Chair of the Securities and Derivative Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, securities and derivative litigation, internal and government investigations, international commercial disputes and arbitration.