Washington, D.C., September 27, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best law news, att…

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best law news, attorney, law firm news — Kaye Scholer LLP (www.kayescholer.com) announced that William Hoffman has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s highly regarded Product Liability Group. Mr. Hoffman, who will be based in the Washington, D.C., office, has extensive experience defending product liability cases. He was previously a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on product liability litigation and pharmaceutical regulatory work.

In announcing their new partner, Steven Glickstein, Co-Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Product Liability Group, said: “Kaye Scholer has the premiere product liability practice in the country, successfully representing our clients in complex nationwide and worldwide litigation. With William Hoffman, we are fortunate to be adding an accomplished and well-respected product liability trial lawyer to the practice. We know he will enhance our reputation and provide the highest quality service to our clients for many years to come.”

Mr. Hoffman said he decided to move his practice to Kaye Scholer because of the firm’s stellar reputation in product liability litigation, as well as for the opportunity to work with extraordinary litigators.

Chris Griner, managing partner of Kaye Scholer’s D.C. office, commented that, “We are thrilled to have William join us. He is a huge asset to our litigation practice, and is a great addition to Kaye Scholer.”

Before joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Hoffman was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, where he tried numerous cases to verdict. He also clerked for Judge James L. Buckley of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Hoffman is admitted to the bar in both New York and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hoffman received his J.D. degree in 1990 from the University of Michigan Law School, his M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in 1985, and his B.A. from Vassar College in 1983.

Kaye Scholer’s Product Liability Group brings together more than 60 attorneys with extensive trial experience and the management skills to handle efficiently all types of product liability cases and consultations, whether on a national, regional or local level. Our practice includes attorneys with scientific and medical/nursing degrees. Our in-house staff of Ph.D.-level scientists and registered nurse analysts brings additional depth of understanding to complex medical and scientific issues relevant to product liability litigation. We also counsel clients on product liability issues and has experience in conducting audits to evaluate potential product liability exposure in corporate transactions

Kaye Scholer LLP, one of the largest law firms in the United States, was founded over 85 years ago in New York City. Today, the firm counts some 500 lawyers in nine offices: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach, Frankfurt, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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