SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is expanding its extensive experience California Litigation attorneys with the addition of Rodney M. Hudson as a shareholder in its expanding pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation, as well as product liability and claims for damages. Hudson, who has more than 20 years of drug and device process experience, joins the firm from Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP and will be based in Greenberg Traurigs San Francisco Office.
At Greenberg Traurig, Hudson represents global pharmaceutical, medical device and technology companies nationwide in complex litigation including product liability, mass crime, class actions and trade disputes. He has represented clients in eight state multi-district litigation and seven state-coordinated litigation involving tens of thousands of cases, including serving as lead, joint director and liaison attorney in litigation.
“We are delighted that Rodney will join our team as an important addition and our presence in California, a jurisdiction that can be notoriously challenging for our clients, especially in mass crime and class actions, “said Lori G. Cohen, vice chairman of Greenberg Traurig, co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice and chair of the Trial Practice Group; and Sara K. Thompson, Chairman of the firm’s drug, medical device and healthcare practice, in a joint statement. “His outstanding success in representing clients on some of the most demanding issues will serve our clients well as we strategically expand our team to meet their most pressing needs.”
Hudson has recently served on multiple litigation teams in senior and other legal proceedings in jurisdictions across the country and has won major litigation, trial and appeal victories. In a recently coordinated lawsuit involving thousands of plaintiffs, his strategic legal advice helped the client obtain milestone decisions under federal law under which allegations of a large portion of the file alleging the label on a branded prescription drug was inappropriate Prevented claims also failed under the laws of various states, including the doctrine of the learned mediator, a lack of medical causality and the statute of limitations. Hudson’s recent trial experience spans courtrooms across the country, including California, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.
“Greenberg Traurig has an excellent reputation in product liability and mass crime and I am honored to be joining this elite team known for their impressive customer service,” said Hudson. “The firm’s global platform gives me the perfect opportunity to grow my practice, and I look forward to becoming an integral part of Greenberg Sad’s collegial culture of collaboration.”
In addition to his drug and medical device liability practice, Hudson has represented clients in trade, business and class action litigation. In addition to litigation, he advises clients in the areas of regulatory compliance, risk management, data protection, First Amendment and related matters as well as liability risks of target companies during due diligence on mergers and acquisitions.
“As ours California Offices in strategic practice areas continue to grow, Rodney will become our existing ones California and national litigation team, “said G. Michelle Ferreira, Co-manager and partner of Greenberg Traurig’s San Francisco and offices in Silicon Valley. “His strong commitment to customers fits in perfectly with Greenberg Traurig’s award-winning standard for exemplary customer service.”
Hudson received an LL.M. of Georgetown University Legal center; a JD out Syracuse University Law School; an MA from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; and a BA, summa cum laude, from Campbell University.
About Greenberg Traurig’s product liability and tort law practice: Greenberg Traurig’s product liability and tort law practice is an integral part of Greenberg Traurig’s 600-member global litigation practice. The team is known nationwide for its dynamic courtroom presence, responsiveness to clients, and in-depth expertise. The team was named “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year” by The American Lawyer in 2018. Other recent recognitions include Chambers’ national rankings for Products Liability & Mass Torts United States; national rankings for “Product Liability & Mass Torts Defense” from The Legal 500 USA; and a first-class national ranking for “Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants” by US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. In addition, Greenberg Traurig is recognized as a “Product Liability Litigation Leader” in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2021, published by the BTI Consulting Group.
About Traurig’s Greenberg Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Health Practice: The firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and health practice includes more than 90 litigation attorneys who represent clients in complex litigation in courts across the country. Lawyers regularly serve as national, regional, special litigation or scientific advisors – both in mass crimes and in individual cases – for leading global companies that manufacture innovative, life-saving products. The team draws on the experience of our colleagues in related disciplines to provide our pharmaceutical and medical device customers with strategic regulatory advice at every stage, from developing preventive measures to limit or minimize potential product liability risks to investigating claims, right through to settlement, mediation , or defense in court.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 lawyers in 40 locations in The United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the middle East. Recognized for its philanthropic commitment, diversity, and innovation, GT is consistently among the largest companies in the US for the Law360 400 and the top 20 for the Am Law Global 100. The company is recognized for its. Climate-neutral office energy consumption and Mansfield Rule 3.0 certified. Internet: http://www.gtlaw.com
Lourdes Brezo Scholl, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, +1 212.801.2131, BrezoSchollL@gtlaw.com
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