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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.
Rhonda R. Trotter (09/08/14)
Rhonda R. Trotter is a trial lawyer who represents businesses around the country in a variety of commercial disputes, including complex commercial, intellectual property, employment, business torts, breach of contract, and false advertising. She is Co-Head of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright and False Advertising Group and Office Managing Partner of the firm's Los Angeles office.
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).