Reed Smith LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished team of commercial litigators based in both Eastern and Western Pennsylvania. Excels in product liability cases as well as IP litigation and is regularly called upon for its strengths in complex antitrust disputes. Highly skilled in appellate matters and also noted for its capabilities in white-collar crime litigation. Regularly defends clients in complex class actions. Frequently represents financial institutions as well as clients in the pharmaceutical sector.

Strengths An impressed client calls it "a go-to firm" because "they understand the ins and outs and they take the time to really understand the business."

A market source says: "The lawyers are all highly responsive and make me feel like my issues and matters are a priority. I appreciate the ability of the lawyers to understand and assess the legal issues and concerns."

Work highlights Advised Johnson & Johnson Services on a claim that involved allegations that it violated the Credit Reporting Act. The firm was successful in compelling arbitration, which meant it warded off the threat of a nationwide class action.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Booker handles antitrust disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. Interviewees emphasize that he is a "phenomenal lawyer" who "is strategic and thoughtful."

Thomas Suddath is routinely called upon to represents clients from the healthcare sector in government investigations and matters relating to the False Claims Act. Commentators report: "He has an easy manner with witnesses and clients, he focuses on the key issues in a case and he is smart and thorough."