(May 10, 2007, Washington, D.C.) – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Re…

(May 10, 2007, Washington, D.C.) – LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, today announced the addition of Lawrence S. Sher as a partner in the Regulatory Litigation Group in its Washington, D.C., office, effective immediately.

Mr. Sher was formerly a partner in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office, where he advised clients on resolving, and often avoiding, a wide range of commercial disputes. For many years, he also has acted as a national coordinating counsel providing strategic advice to companies in supervising and managing a coordinated national defense of their products liability cases involving a broad array of products.

“Larry brings Reed Smith more than 18 years of experience litigating a wide-range of commercial cases for diverse corporate clients from inception through trial in numerous federal and state courts throughout the country. His product liability capabilities also complement well our ever-growing firm-wide and Washington, D.C. national products liability defense practice” said Alexander Y. “Sandy” Thomas, Reed Smith’s firmwide head of the Regulatory Litigation Group. “He is a creative, thoughtful and battle-tested trial attorney who has handled many complex cases and has delivered outstanding results for his clients over the years; it’s his substantial experience trying and winning difficult cases that is going to be a huge asset to our clients and that we are so pleased to have in Washington.”

Mr. Sher earned his J.D. in 1989 at American University’s Washington College of Law; and his B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, both with high honors. Mr. Sher began honing his litigation skills early in his career working as an associate at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and later as an associate and partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in Washington, D.C.

“My litigation expertise compliments two of Reed Smith’s key industry segments: Financial Services and Product Liability defense,” said Mr. Sher. “Reed Smith provides me with a superb platform upon which to build a strong and dynamic national and international practice. My creative, entrepreneurial approach is very much in sync with Reed Smith’s focus on building and deepening its relationships with clients while providing consistent, first-rate quality and service.”

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, with more than 1,500 lawyers in 21 offices throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its attorneys provide litigation services in multi-jurisdictional matters and other high stake disputes, deliver regulatory counsel, and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising and media, shipping, international trade and commodities, real estate, manufacturing and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com

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