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Greenberg Traurig Grows National Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice Led by Atlanta Shareholder Lori G. Cohen

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 8:45am
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Greenberg Traurig Grows National Pharmaceutical, Medical Device &

Health Care Litigation Practice Led by Atlanta Shareholder Lori G.

Cohen

ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenberg Traurig's

Atlanta-based national Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care

Litigation Practice Group continues to grow with the addition of

Ginger Heyman Pigott. Pigott, who joins as a shareholder, will work

closely with Lori G. Cohen, chair of national group and co-chair of

the firm's Atlanta Litigation Practice. Pigott will be based in the

Los Angeles office. She was previously a partner at Reed Smith. She

represents national and international pharmaceutical and medical

device companies in products liability and commercial litigation

matters.

"I am excited by the opportunity to continue to build my practice at

Greenberg Traurig and to work with and help lead the growing

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice,"

said Pigott. "The firm has an excellent geographic platform across

the United States, as well as strong global capabilities. With

approximately 1,800 lawyers and 33 offices, Greenberg Traurig is well

positioned to serve my clients now and in the future."

"We are extremely pleased that Ginger has joined Greenberg Traurig.

She is a talented products liability litigator and brings a wealth of

experience to our pharmaceutical and medical device clients on the

west coast, as well as nationally," said Cohen. "Our Pharmaceutical,

Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice has grown

tremendously during the last few years, in both the clients we

represent and the matters we handle, and we are excited and

enthusiastic about new shareholders, like Ginger, wanting to join our

team."

Greenberg Traurig's Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care

Litigation Practice Group has more than 90 attorneys. The team was

recently selected as a 2011 Products Liability Practice of the Year

by Law360. Click here to view the Law360 profile. The firm's national

Products Liability Practice is also recognized in the 2011 edition of

the Chambers and Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading

business lawyers and law firms in the world, and in the 2010 edition

of Legal 500: United States.

"In addition to her litigation experience, Ginger also brings a deep

understanding of the regulatory environment, which is vital to

successfully navigating the increasingly complex needs of her

clients," said Jeff Scott, co-managing shareholder of the firm's Los

Angeles office. "We look forward to the many contributions we know

that Ginger will make to our office and the national pharmaceutical

and medical device litigation practice."

Pigott's primary focus in recent years has been the defense of medical

device and pharmaceutical product liability lawsuits, ranging from

diabetes management products to spinal, neurological and

cardiovascular products, as well as implantable medical devices for

various indications. She also focuses on external medical devices and

equipment, pharmaceutical drugs, nutraceuticals and biologics. Pigott

routinely consults with clients in a variety of industries regarding

litigation exposure relating to product launches. This includes

instructions for use, general labeling and other product liability

issues.

A frequent author and lecturer, Pigott's work has been published in

The Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, Tort &

Insurance Law Journal and Food and Drug Law Institute. She has

presented on various topics at Legal Tech West, the Defense Research

Institute Annual Meeting, Legal Marketing Association conferences and

the American Conference Institute's 3rd Annual E-Discovery and

Litigation Readiness for Life Sciences conference. Pigott received

her B.A., with honors, from the University of Michigan and her J.D.,

with honors, from Loyola University of Chicago Law School.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an

international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys

serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe

and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among

the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. In the U.K.,

the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig

has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm Studio Santa

Maria in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners'USA Law

Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law

Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional

information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.

SOURCE Greenberg Traurig

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