Seeger Weiss was recognized as the top Products Liability practice of the year, Jennifer Scullion was recognized as an Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar Winner, and founding partner Chris Seeger was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The National Law Journal at their 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers event.
The Lifetime Achievement award honored Chris for the indelible mark he has left on his community, clients, and practice. Over his accomplished career, Chris has been a leader and trailblazer in some of the nation’s most complex and high-profile litigation, developing groundbreaking legal strategies that have changed the profession and practice of law for the better. As one of the most influential trial lawyers in the country, Chris has impacted the lives of his clients and the legal community at large. Chris spoke to The National Law Journal about his career, which can be read here.
Chosen for a spot this year on the Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar Winner’s list, Jennifer Scullion has been a leader in complex litigations, arbitrations, and appeals for over 20 years including work on high-profile cases like the National Prescription Opioid Litigation, where she is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, Settlement Committee, Manufacturers’ Committee and Law & Briefing Committee in the MDL on behalf of local governments and Co-lead counsel for the Negotiation Class. In addition to ground-breaking litigation, Jen has also regularly contributed to the legal profession as a regular writer for National Law Review and Law360, and a co-author of numerous PLC Practice Notes. Learn more about Jen’s award-winning career here.
As winners of the Products Liability category, Seeger Weiss was recognized for its exemplary performance and cutting-edge work. Seeger Weiss has been critically involved in some of the country’s most groundbreaking product liability litigation. Previous Seeger Weiss leadership on Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation resulted in the largest consumer auto industry class action settlement of over $20 billion and global settlements, and in Vioxx Products Liability Litigation Seeger Weiss helmed a $4.85 billion global settlement that benefitted thousands of patients. Now, the firm holds leadership roles in many of the highest-profile active product liability lawsuits, including Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation, the National Prescription Opioid Litigation, Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level PAP, and Mechanical Ventilator Products Liability Litigation, and the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products Liability Litigation which is the largest multidistrict litigation in U.S. history. Read more about Seeger Weiss’s Product Liability practice area here.
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