Skip to content Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Eight Partners for Product Liability Defense


Search Gordon & Rees Resources

June 2016

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Eight Partners for Product Liability Defense

Who's Who Legal's annual research of preeminent Product Liability Defense lawyers has recognized Gordon & Rees in its 2016 edition. Who's Who Legal noted Gordon & Rees to be "one of the leading firms in the United States" in this sector.

Attorneys on the Who's Who Legal list are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only those who have met independent international criteria are listed.

Eight attorneys from Gordon & Rees are included on the 2016 list and most have been named on this list for more than half a decade:

  1. Stuart Gordon
  2. Jack McCowan, Jr.
  3. Laura De Santos
  4. Nancy Erfle
  5. Kenneth Ferguson
  6. Michael Klatt
  7. Jeffrey Lilly
  8. Thomas Packer

Who's Who Legal noted four of the eight attorneys in an article, "Product Liability Defense 2016: Analysis," with the following commentary on their expertise:

Stuart Gordon - the firm's co-founder, has tried more than 50 jury and non-jury cases and is a "dean of the product liability bar in the US."

Jack McCowan - in the firm's San Francisco office has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical, medical device and other product liability litigation, and is a "frontrunner" in the market.

Nancy Erfle - focuses on the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device, automotive, agricultural chemical and aviation manufacturers involved in commercial disputes and is "a great weapon to have in your arsenal."

Laura De Santos - is based in Houston, where she represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in serious injury cases.

Who's Who Legal is compiled by Law Business Research (LBR), the Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association and the Strategic Research Partner of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.