Bowman and Brooke ranks third among Law360's "100 Law Firms With The Most Product Liability Partners," which earned the firm recognition as one of the "10 Mightiest Product Liability Practice Groups." The publication ranked the top law firms in the country whose identity is rooted in product liability practice on a national, and increasingly international, scale.
Firm Chairman Paul Cereghini spoke with Law360 on the recent growth in international litigation and government regulation stemming from high-profile product recalls, an increase that has impacted partner-staffing decisions at many firms on the list. Paul says that international clients seek out defense partners that have the technical skills necessary to defend their products.
"One of the things that is central in these international defect cases is defending the product," Paul said. "That core defense tends to be important to the client, no matter what the arena, in terms of defending the integrity of the product."
Rankings are based on partner head count data from 283 U.S. law firms, including 197 of the largest 200 firms in the country. Data is as of Aug. 31. Partners had to spend at least 50 percent of their time on matters related to a specific practice to be counted for that practice group in the rankings.