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Five Kaye Scholer Lawyers Shortlisted for the 2014 Americas Women in Business Law Awards (04/15/14)

Michael A. Rogoff (04/14/14)

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).

Rethinking the FDA’s Food/Supplement Framework (04/04/14)

Joan M. Goddard (03/28/14)

Joan Goddard has more than 25 years experience in the management of complex and mass tort litigations, including pharmaceutical, medical device and asbestos litigations. Ms Goddard’s primary expertise is counseling clients as to the coordination and management of counsel in large litigations, developing best practices and implementing cost containment measures.

Nicholas C. Friedman (03/28/14)

Nicholas Friedman is an Associate in Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and a member of the Firm’s Life Sciences group. He represents clients in commercial, product liability and intellectual property litigation, with a particular focus on consolidated mass tort actions. Mr. Friedman has represented clients in all phases of litigation both in state and federal courts.

Michel Antony Pignatiello (03/27/14)

Michel Pignatiello is an Associate in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department of Kaye Scholer’s New York office. Michel’s practice focuses primarily on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability and compliance. His experience includes representation of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in multidistrict litigation involving failure to warn and manufacturing defect allegations. He has also assisted in reviewing pharmaceutical compliance programs and counseling clients on applicable state and federal regulations.

Glenn J. Pogust (03/26/14)

Glenn Pogust, Special Counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department and member of the Product Liability Group, focuses his practice on the defense of manufacturers of a wide variety of products in personal injury and property damage cases, as well as cases involving product performance or malfunction claims that do not involve injury.

Jay P. Mayesh (03/26/14)

“In the firm’s renowned product liability field, Jay Mayesh is specifically identified by peers as the firm’s undisputed leader.”–Benchmark Litigation 2013

Lori B. Leskin (03/26/14)

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 by The Best Lawyers in America 2013. 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.”

James D. Herschlein (03/26/14)

James D. Herschlein serves as Co-Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Department and recently completed two terms as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has represented some of the world’s largest companies in numerous trials, arbitrations, mediations and appeals throughout the United States, focusing on complex contractual disputes and product liability litigation. Jim’s trial experience also includes cases involving securities, derivatives, intellectual property, real estate and bankruptcy claims.


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