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Three Kaye Scholer Partners Named Among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women...

June 29, 2016

Three Kaye Scholer Partners Named Among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation


Litigation partners Claudia Higgins, Laura Shores and Pam Yates have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation in the 5th edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation, a publication dedicated to honoring the achievements of female litigators nationwide. It features nominations representing most of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Claudia Higgins joined Kaye Scholer following over two decades of distinguished service as an antitrust litigator with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where she was an Assistant Director of its Bureau of Competition. An antitrust partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, Higgins represents Fortune 500 companies in significant antitrust matters, particularly high-profile mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as private antitrust litigation and civil investigations by the FTC, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and international regulatory agencies. Her experience in antitrust spans a diverse set of industries, including health care, consumer goods, defense and aerospace, natural resources and technology.

Laura Shores is a partner in the Antitrust practice of the Litigation Department in Kaye Scholer’s Washington, DC office. Laura is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in complex civil litigation, including antitrust and securities fraud matters. Shores’ practice also focuses on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations. She has represented corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions across a broad range of substantive areas, including antitrust, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, accounting and securities fraud and procurement fraud.

Pam Yates is one of a very select group of female product liability litigators in the US who has successfully tried cases to verdict in multiple state and federal court venues involving pharmaceuticals, consumer products and medical devices. She also has extensive experience in MDL and class action work, and for many years has acted as national coordinating counsel in various mass tort cases. In that role, she has been responsible for all aspects of litigation, including trial, trial preparation and strategy, science and overall Daubert strategy. 

The decision to feature a distinguished female litigator was based primarily on targeted research completed during the US Benchmark Litigation review process. Peer review and overall depth of their litigation careers were important elements during this research.

» See the full list of the Top 250 Women in Litigation.

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