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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.
Henry Schober (09/16/14)
Henry Schober is an Associate in Kaye Scholer’s Silicon Valley office. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation where he works on a wide range of matters, including patent litigation. Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Henry served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of the US Virgin Islands. He also served as a Judicial Extern to Chief Judge James Ware at the US District Court in the Northern District of California.
Michael J. Malecek (09/08/14)
Michael J. Malecek is Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Department and a member of the White Collar Litigation and Internal Investigations practice. Mike represents some of the leading biotech and technology companies in the US, including Google, Sequenom, Affymetrix, Complete Genomics, and salesforce.com. His practice largely focuses on patent litigation, but he has experience in all areas of litigation, including general commercial, white collar, compliance, securities and employment. He has served as trial counsel in over a dozen jury trials, all of which resulted in victories for his clients.
Arthur E. Brown (09/08/14)
Arthur E. Brown is Co-Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Product Liability Group, and a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Group. His practice focuses on representing and advising clients on mass tort and product liability issues, investigations by federal and state authorities, inquiries from Congress and commercial litigation disputes. As part of his practice, Arthur frequently serves as national counsel representing pharmaceutical companies in mass tort product liability actions, advises clients on strategic litigation and settlement decisions in the areas of commercial litigation and white collar investigations, and counsels clients on litigation avoidance.
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.”
Pamela J. Yates (09/08/14)
Recognized by her clients as a “terrific oral advocate”* and “superb in court,”* Pamela J. Yates is a highly successful life sciences and product liability trial lawyer who is consistently named one of California’s “Top Women Litigators” and internationally recognized as a “Life Science Star.” Validating these client comments, Pam recently achieved back-to-back victories, including a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of client Philip Morris USA in an Engle progeny case in Florida (Surico v. Philip Morris USA Inc., June 2014), and a major Daubert victory excluding plaintiffs’ general causation expert in complex MDL proceedings on behalf of client Pfizer (In Re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation, June 2014).
Diane Holt Frankle (09/03/14)
Diane Frankle represents publicly traded and privately held companies engaged in a wide variety of US and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Diane has completed more than 100 M&A deals with a total value exceeding $12 billion during the last 25 years. Her focus clients include companies in the technology, life sciences and health care industries, including those in software, internet security, storage, biotech, medical device, semiconductor, pharmaceutical and other sectors.
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.